One of my first jobs out of university was advising and assisting in the design and production of some very low budget special effects for a music video by Tom Haines for Tunng’s ‘Bullets’.
Tom came to me with the idea of creating a spinning satellite of junk in space. My inital job was to work out a way of achieving this on very little budget. After lost of uncertainty of whether or not the job would go ahead, plans went into action and a team of students from Tech Arts at Wimbledon College of Art came together to make it happen.
Every one had a hand in gathering the masses of retro junk it took to cover the satellite, which was extremely heavy when finished and took a lot of man power to spin in front of the blue screen. A second structure was made that allowed us to huddle inside to operate rudimentary puppets and make objects spin as if powered by the satellite.
‘Bullets’ by Tunng from tunng on Vimeo.