Monday, December 05, 2011

Creating the drawing automata for the movie Hugo

Dick George Creatives provide creative manufacturing solutions for the film, television and the entertainment Industry. They were recently tasked with creating the automaton for Martin Scorsese film Hugo. They were not to build a mere prop; the automaton had to be able actually draw the famous man-in-the-moon image from early film by Georges Méliès. They ended up making a total of 15 automata, two of which could draw the image in real time without the use of CGI. They succeed in the task, using a very different solution than Maillardet's drawing automaton -- the automaton that inspired author Brian Selznick.

See more models, prototypes, film and television sets at the Dick George Creatives web site.

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