Stacy Davidson is creating Videos & Blogs For Stop Motion Game Development
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WELCOME TO MY WORKSHOP!

I'm Stacy Davidson, and I'm creating a hard boiled science fiction PC game full of bubble helmets, rockets and rayguns!



BUT WHAT'S THAT GOT TO DO WITH MINIATURES, STOP MOTION CREATURES AND ALL THAT? 


Excellent question! What, indeed? Let me 'splain...


Where a typical game might feature 3D generated graphics either rendering in real time or pre-rendered to create the backdrops, what I'm doing with Jack Houston is something... pretty different.

Each character and creature in the game is hand sculpted in clay, then carefully molded and cast in foam latex with a metal armature so that it can be posed properly. The puppets are then airbrushed and detailed before being animated and photographed in stop motion, sometimes at various angles for proper 360' rotation.



The backgrounds are also built as miniature models and photographed, sometimes integrated with real world photography in a digital matte painting. As you explore the game, you will be immersed in an environment so real, you'll feel as though you can reach inside the screen and touch it.



The idea is to evoke the feel of classic science fiction/fantasy films that featured beautiful, epic worlds realized through models and glass painting shots, and Ray Harryhausen films like 20 Million Miles to Earth, The First Men On The Moon, Jason And The Argonauts and Clash of the Titans which featured bigger-than-life beasts created with stop motion techniques. 



SWEET! SO, HOW CAN I HELP?

This is the super rad part where you can become a member and get involved with my completely bizarre creation!

As I work, I will be chronicling the entire game development. This means the design, writing, coding, fabrication, sculpting, molding, casting, kit bashing and modeling of the characters, creatures, robots, rocketships and sci-fi landscapes will all be captured in monthly columns, PDF newsletters, live streaming, vlogging and the Fantasy Workshop BTS video series!

To keep this adventure going, I need to be able to purchase special tools, supplies such as resins and plastics, silicone and foam rubbers, molding materials, modeling clay, glues, foam boards, styrene, and on and on and on. YOU can help me in one of two ways:

1) Donate the stuff I need directly from my AMAZON WISH LIST.
(My address will become a shipping option when you checkout)

2) Become a member here on Patreon for as little as $1 a month!

At this point in the process, I really count on every dollar that comes in via Patreon, and in return I try to make my patrons feel appreciated with features like exclusive update videos, an exclusive monthly blog, The Observatory PDF newsletter and lots, LOTS more!

You will also receive my undying gratitude as an awesome supporter of this unique, challenging (and slightly insane) endeavor! Thank you for being a part of the adventure!

-Stacy Davidson, crazy person.

WarbirdGames.com   |  Twitter  |  Discord |  YouTube






Tiers
Space Cadet
$1 or more per month
Hi-Fi Sci-Fi wallpapers featuring Jack Houston and the Necronauts designs in multiple resolutions.
 

Plus

  • Exclusive member content
  • Private Discord channels
  • Your name in the credits
Includes Discord rewards
Midshipman
$2 or more per month
The Cryptogram exclusive monthly video blog where I give updates and thoughts on what I'm working on.

 

Plus

  • Hi-Fi Sci-Fi Wallpapers
  • Exclusive member content 
  • Private Discord channels 
  • Your name in the credits
Includes Discord rewards
Navigator
$5 or more per month
Under The Radar video updates! Have a stiff drink with me while I give you a candid peek into the current state of the game and my current state of mind (content warning: depending on the drink, this could get weird!)

Plus 
  • The Cryptogram Monthly
  • Hi-Fi Sci-Fi Wallpapers
  • Exclusive member content 
  • Private Discord channels 
  • Your name in the credits
Includes Discord rewards
Second Lieutenant
$10 or more per month
The Observatory quarterly PDF newsletter with in-depth articles chronicling the making of the game and hi-res BTS photos you won't see anywhere else.
 

Plus

  • Under The Radar videos
  • The Cryptogram Monthly
  • Hi-Fi Sci-Fi Wallpapers
  • Exclusive member content 
  • Private Discord channels 
  • Your name in the credits
Includes Discord rewards
First Lietenant
$15 or more per month
Fire At Will! No, don't shoot your rayguns at some guy named Will. That's not what this is about.

Do you have questions about the project? Or not about the project? Are you a creator? Into models, sculptures, painting, or even visual effects or filmmaking? Do you have burning questions about the process? Do you have images or videos you'd like me to critique? At this tier, I will address your questions and/or perform your critiques live on YouTube!


Plus 

  • The Observatory Newsletter
  • The Cryptogram Monthly
  • Hi-Fi Sci-Fi Wallpapers
  • Exclusive member content 
  • Private Discord channels 
  • Your name in the credits
Includes Discord rewards
Captain
$25 or more per month
Sponsor a prop! That's right, at this tier I will write your name somewhere on an actual prop in the game! You will see your name written (either on the back or underneath) and placed in the scene in one of the update videos. When you see that prop in the game, you will always know your name is on it and it was there because of you!

Plus 
  • Fire At Will
  • The Observatory newsletter
  • Under The Radar videos
  • The Cryptogram Monthly
  • Hi-Fi Sci-Fi Wallpapers
  • Exclusive member content 
  • Private Discord channels 
  • Your name in the credits
Includes Discord rewards
Brigadier General
$40 or more per month
Thanks in the Dooblydoo! For as long as you are a Patron at this level, your name will be included in the Thank You Dooblydoo on all published Warbird Games YouTube channel videos.


Plus

  • Sponsor a prop
  • Fire At Will!
  • The Observatory newsletter
  • Under The Radar videos
  • The Cryptogram Monthly
  • Hi-Fi Sci-Fi Wallpapers
  • Exclusive member content 
  • Private Discord channels
  • Your name in the credits
Includes Discord rewards
WELCOME TO MY WORKSHOP!

I'm Stacy Davidson, and I'm creating a hard boiled science fiction PC game full of bubble helmets, rockets and rayguns!



BUT WHAT'S THAT GOT TO DO WITH MINIATURES, STOP MOTION CREATURES AND ALL THAT? 


Excellent question! What, indeed? Let me 'splain...


Where a typical game might feature 3D generated graphics either rendering in real time or pre-rendered to create the backdrops, what I'm doing with Jack Houston is something... pretty different.

Each character and creature in the game is hand sculpted in clay, then carefully molded and cast in foam latex with a metal armature so that it can be posed properly. The puppets are then airbrushed and detailed before being animated and photographed in stop motion, sometimes at various angles for proper 360' rotation.



The backgrounds are also built as miniature models and photographed, sometimes integrated with real world photography in a digital matte painting. As you explore the game, you will be immersed in an environment so real, you'll feel as though you can reach inside the screen and touch it.



The idea is to evoke the feel of classic science fiction/fantasy films that featured beautiful, epic worlds realized through models and glass painting shots, and Ray Harryhausen films like 20 Million Miles to Earth, The First Men On The Moon, Jason And The Argonauts and Clash of the Titans which featured bigger-than-life beasts created with stop motion techniques. 



SWEET! SO, HOW CAN I HELP?

This is the super rad part where you can become a member and get involved with my completely bizarre creation!

As I work, I will be chronicling the entire game development. This means the design, writing, coding, fabrication, sculpting, molding, casting, kit bashing and modeling of the characters, creatures, robots, rocketships and sci-fi landscapes will all be captured in monthly columns, PDF newsletters, live streaming, vlogging and the Fantasy Workshop BTS video series!

To keep this adventure going, I need to be able to purchase special tools, supplies such as resins and plastics, silicone and foam rubbers, molding materials, modeling clay, glues, foam boards, styrene, and on and on and on. YOU can help me in one of two ways:

1) Donate the stuff I need directly from my AMAZON WISH LIST.
(My address will become a shipping option when you checkout)

2) Become a member here on Patreon for as little as $1 a month!

At this point in the process, I really count on every dollar that comes in via Patreon, and in return I try to make my patrons feel appreciated with features like exclusive update videos, an exclusive monthly blog, The Observatory PDF newsletter and lots, LOTS more!

You will also receive my undying gratitude as an awesome supporter of this unique, challenging (and slightly insane) endeavor! Thank you for being a part of the adventure!

-Stacy Davidson, crazy person.

WarbirdGames.com   |  Twitter  |  Discord |  YouTube






Recent posts by Stacy Davidson

Tiers
Space Cadet
$1 or more per month
Hi-Fi Sci-Fi wallpapers featuring Jack Houston and the Necronauts designs in multiple resolutions.
 

Plus

  • Exclusive member content
  • Private Discord channels
  • Your name in the credits
Includes Discord rewards
Midshipman
$2 or more per month
The Cryptogram exclusive monthly video blog where I give updates and thoughts on what I'm working on.

 

Plus

  • Hi-Fi Sci-Fi Wallpapers
  • Exclusive member content 
  • Private Discord channels 
  • Your name in the credits
Includes Discord rewards
Navigator
$5 or more per month
Under The Radar video updates! Have a stiff drink with me while I give you a candid peek into the current state of the game and my current state of mind (content warning: depending on the drink, this could get weird!)

Plus 
  • The Cryptogram Monthly
  • Hi-Fi Sci-Fi Wallpapers
  • Exclusive member content 
  • Private Discord channels 
  • Your name in the credits
Includes Discord rewards
Second Lieutenant
$10 or more per month
The Observatory quarterly PDF newsletter with in-depth articles chronicling the making of the game and hi-res BTS photos you won't see anywhere else.
 

Plus

  • Under The Radar videos
  • The Cryptogram Monthly
  • Hi-Fi Sci-Fi Wallpapers
  • Exclusive member content 
  • Private Discord channels 
  • Your name in the credits
Includes Discord rewards
First Lietenant
$15 or more per month
Fire At Will! No, don't shoot your rayguns at some guy named Will. That's not what this is about.

Do you have questions about the project? Or not about the project? Are you a creator? Into models, sculptures, painting, or even visual effects or filmmaking? Do you have burning questions about the process? Do you have images or videos you'd like me to critique? At this tier, I will address your questions and/or perform your critiques live on YouTube!


Plus 

  • The Observatory Newsletter
  • The Cryptogram Monthly
  • Hi-Fi Sci-Fi Wallpapers
  • Exclusive member content 
  • Private Discord channels 
  • Your name in the credits
Includes Discord rewards
Captain
$25 or more per month
Sponsor a prop! That's right, at this tier I will write your name somewhere on an actual prop in the game! You will see your name written (either on the back or underneath) and placed in the scene in one of the update videos. When you see that prop in the game, you will always know your name is on it and it was there because of you!

Plus 
  • Fire At Will
  • The Observatory newsletter
  • Under The Radar videos
  • The Cryptogram Monthly
  • Hi-Fi Sci-Fi Wallpapers
  • Exclusive member content 
  • Private Discord channels 
  • Your name in the credits
Includes Discord rewards
Brigadier General
$40 or more per month
Thanks in the Dooblydoo! For as long as you are a Patron at this level, your name will be included in the Thank You Dooblydoo on all published Warbird Games YouTube channel videos.


Plus

  • Sponsor a prop
  • Fire At Will!
  • The Observatory newsletter
  • Under The Radar videos
  • The Cryptogram Monthly
  • Hi-Fi Sci-Fi Wallpapers
  • Exclusive member content 
  • Private Discord channels
  • Your name in the credits
Includes Discord rewards