This is a display I made for Halloween. The face is internally projected from a pico projector with the wires hidden in the back leg of the stand. The raven was built from scratch with a plastic internal armature and vacuformed shell.
Raven Construction Photos
Raven's head modeled in clay and vacuformed.
Internal armature made of pastic and copper tubing.
Styled fur to look like feathers on the head.
Wing using a combination of fur and real feathers adhered to vacuformed undershell.
Completed upper body before the legs have been painted and claws added.
Completed raven. Outer shell is attached with velcro and screws for easy removal.
Video Loop Creation for Projected Face
Filmed face before manipulation.
Face edited in Final Cut Pro.
Testing and adjusting the video for distortions.
New Laser-cut Stand
New more elegant stand created in 2015.
Old hand made clay stand with a conduit in the back leg. Featured in video.
Designed in rhinocerous for laser cutting.
The back leg has three layers with parts removed from the center layer (shown) to leave space for concealed wires.
Laser-cut acrylic before assembly and aging.
Testing assembled stand before aging.
Assembled stand showing yet-to-be-concealed void for wires.