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Happy Pi Day 2014! ::

Friday, March 14th, 2014

It seems that someone in Austin loves Pi as much as we do. This picture was sent to us courtesy of Hoagy Wing of Better’n Recess. If you see him performing at SXWS on stage or out in the crowd, be sure to say hello for a sneak peak of the Pi Music Video Animatic. We’ll post the animatic here the future, but if you’re lucky enough to be in Austin near Hoagy, you can see it now in person.

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Pi Behind the Scenes – The Storyboards ::

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Here are a few of the storyboards for Pi, the music video for Better’n Recess’s single of the same name. We’re very excited to present the journey of puppet Archimedes and friends to the world. We’ve taken a few liberties with history, for example, our music video may or may not feature a furry, levitating Archimedes as well as a snorkeling Ganesh.

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Branching Out ::

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Ready for something totally new from the Fictory?? The studio is in production on their very first puppet based productin!  Better’n Recess front man Hoagy Wing contacted the Fictory to help create a video concept for their song ‘Pi is a Transcendental Number.’  You might know Hoagy as a long time member of the band Slo Mo, a Philly favorite.  This side project of his is semi-education and 100% awesome!

As the song explores the mathematical concept of Pi, muppet style puppets will journey through the trippy, circular themed set.  Construction has already begun on the scenery, which consists of several experimental moving parts.  Fictory animators and artist are busy creating the puppets.   This is the Fictory’s first chance to work with puppetry as a medium, and an exciting challenge for the studio!

Our sneak preview this week is a few early design sketches of the moving set.  Check them out and get excited for this musing, mystical music video…

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