Thursday, July 14, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
We had a flurry of activity pulling all the elements together for our Second big test. We are making maximum use of our tiny space.
The window grills came out beautiful both day and night.
The panels had to put up with 3 rain storms. I had to leap out of bed and sprint up the hill to cover the installation several times. Of course each time I covered it it stopped raining. Much cursing ensued. After all the fine work we did on the paint job I didn't want to see it ruined. seems like we are getting the right leather look now, Thanks Eric.
It really has that alien spacecraft feel at night. The windows are almost too bright. that mylar really helped.
The puppet theatre from the outside is pretty simple. I meant this to be a mock up but I like the simplicity. Sturdy seats can be moved in or out to accommodate many sized people. Some people knelt as well and kids could almost stand. I made a simple frame that puppets can be attached to easily.
And the results, well, hilarious. it doesn't take much to be funny. I am really looking forward to what we will see at Burningman.
Some people were born to be creepy baby puppets.
As usual it is very difficult to photograph the miniature worlds. But we had the first completed miniature world installed and it looks great.
So everything is working great, we got to see what kind of abuse the crowd would give to the puppet theater ( not too much actually) And we are ready to move forward with all the final construction
Well this was meant to be the practice build so we had to start with a little truck breakdown. Just for practice
We pre-assembled the beams on the ground and then easily set them upright. Piece of cake. Yea for us.
Lower panels with windows slid into place like butter.
upper panels also easy as pie.
Joel and Quentin demonstrate proper form in the puppet theater.
We had to build on a slight slope but it all worked with a little shimming. looking forward to flat playa. I brought 2X4's to prop up the structure ( since we were only building 1/4 of the total but it was so stable we didn't need any cabling or props. So Everything is working even better than I planned!
Iadded some mylar to the back of the windows and it really makes the windows glow.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
We built 3 full sections of the total 12 for the PexFest summer Festival. And it came together perfectly. Our build in the desert should be an awesome experience given the ease with these 3 sections.