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Published on Jan 5, 2016
This is test footage and images of the animatronic head built for Edgar Wrights "The World's End". This is a fairly simple head with only eye and jaw movement but has just enough functionality to sell the gag! Used during the fight sequence in the toilets.
Technical Description: The head has 12 servos, 10 for the eye and brows and 2 for the jaw/jaw slew. Eye mixing and jitter was programmed in my own iPuP-EXT unit, with dual 3 axis control sticks for pupeteering. The head was self contained utilising a magnetic latching battery compartment in the base of the neck, and a magnetic on/off switch buried below the skin for ease of power saving without battery removal.
Build Credits: Lifecast: Tom Packwood, Brian Best & Nicola Grimshaw Cleanup sculptor: Justin Pitkethly Mould: Tom Packwood Mechanical design/ build: Gustav Hoegen Electronics / performance software & pupeteering: Matt Denton Silicone skin, seams & paint: Nicola Grimshaw Hair: Maria Cork & Waldo Mason