Saturday, October 30, 2010
In the meantime, please don't be shy. Take a look around the blog. There are 139 postings here and I'll bet that you haven't seen them all. Choose a topic that you like from the labels on the right. Or, better yet, head down (on the lower right) to the Blog Archive. Start at the bottom and check out an entry a day. I'll be back before you know it.
The attached image is from my Pleasantville model. Like so much of my work this SketchUp model allows me to explore it from any angle. I've chosen a storefront and added a sign in the window. Then I did have to add some blinds to make sure that the place looks closed. But the sign certainly indicates the promise of return -- probably with big fish and big fish stories.
Friday, October 29, 2010
The roof may look a little unfinished from this view. That's because the house is based upon the backlot facade. There was no reason to finish anything that would not be seen by the camera.
This Halloween, if you happen to be flying past The Munsters house, don't forget to swoop in and say Trick-or-Treat.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
In The Munster there is tag at the end of an episode (forgive me for not looking it up) where Herman and Eddie are playing baseball on the side yard. Lily comes out of the screened porch to remind Herman that he will be late for work. One pitch from Eddie and Herman hits the ball that ricochets off the wall knocking Herman out cold. Lily's not worried the car pool from the parlor will be by to pick him up soon.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
My posting of The Munsters Revisited (I'll not link to it here) has had 298 hits as of this morning. My next closest posting is the Tomorrowland Signpost at 56 hits. Clearly the audience is looking for images from The Munsters, right? Well, it turns out that if you use Yahoo images to search almost any variation of The Munsters my image The Munsters Revisited comes up on the first page of images. Viewers come to the site look at the image and then go.
Some viewers stick around and look to see what else is available. Few seem to have figured out that, like many blogs, I use labels to help viewers find what they are looking for. At the bottom of each posting are labels that one may click on to find similarly labeled images. If you want to find my other television images just click on the label below. There is also a long list of labels on the right. Click on Disneyland, or Seuss Landing to find a different assortment of my work.
Finally, don't forget to click on Older Post at the bottom of the page to view (you guessed it) Older Posts. There are over 135 posts on this blog.
I try to give my audience what they want -- please don't be too shy to look around. It's open house here every day.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
This entire top of the tower was added to the existing Maxim house backlot set just for The Munsters television series. It is supposed to lead to Herman and Lily's bedroom. A duplicate of this area was built on a sound stage along with the interior of the bedroom. The balcony was used in the pilot episode "My Fair Munster," and again in the episode "Rock-A-Bye Munster." The real interior of the backlot tower was difficult to reach and it was far too small to accommodate the bedroom.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
In the episode "Love Comes To Mockingbird Heights," a boy tries to elope with Marilyn by climbing into this window, only to discover that Herman is sleeping in Marilyn's bed. And in the episode "A Man For Marilyn" the balcony seen here at the front of the house is where Marilyn is rescued. In both episodes Marilyn's door is shown as the door to the right (or towards the back of the house).
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
This is another one of my SketchUp models. It includes the Jupiter 2 and the launch pad.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
The garage was added next to the house for the feature film The Brass Bottle. There are some nice close-up shots of the four-camel garage in that film.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Anyway, I believe in giving the audience what they want. This week will be The Munsters week. Keep checking back for images of that typical average American family home at 1313 Mockingbird Lane. Today, I have created a slightly darker version of the mansion in SketchUp. Don't forget to click on the label Munsters House to see all of the versions posted so far.
Friday, October 8, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
This is just another view from the same SketchUp model that I've presented all week. SketchUp is so enjoyable to work with because it allow one to view the models from so many different angles and in so many different rendering styles. Even the shadows can be adjusted for the various times of day. Obviously it's still early, so only the smallest trick-or-treaters will be out.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
I'm not exactly lazy when it comes to design. I really love to do it. But as field art director I had seven buildings with countless details to manage when the offer came up. This sort of design is easy (and relatively inexpensive) during the initial design phase. But not so in the field.
I knew that each finial would be bent differently because of the crude bending method. By turning and pointing the finials in different directions they would all look different. Also, it's difficult to see more than two, or three of the little houses all at once. Finally, if one were on a mission to investigate the design of each little house, one could only conclude that the similarities were intentional. The similarities give houses a sense unity within the Seuss world.
Anyway, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.