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It's been a while since my last update on the Gawain project. We've slowed down a lot now that principal photography is done, but there are still some photos left to take. At last night's production meeting we had a robot making session. We managed to turn out 22 robots in just under three hours. Big thanks to the robot-making crew for staying so long on a week-night!

The robots will be used in the frame story: the whole book is a story being told by one robot to an audience of a bunch of other robots. And of course we had to make them all girl robots as a shout-out to slash fandom. :)

I set up the camera to take photos of us every five minutes for a fun time-lapse effect. The angle wasn't a great one for actually seeing what we were doing, but it's nevertheless cool to see the slowly growing pile of robots on the counter behind us. My goal for next week is to build the set and take the photo we'll use in the book. Whee!


Click through to the gallery!

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Date: 2009-04-07 08:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] browascension.livejournal.com
I, for one, am delighted by these pictures.

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Date: 2009-04-09 05:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nakedbee.livejournal.com
I think our future robot overlords could learn something from these little folks about PR ...

Hee. Thanks.

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Date: 2009-04-07 10:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] arallara.livejournal.com
OH MY GOD. Robots?? You are framing Sir Gawain and the Green Knight with ROBOTS??? You...you are amazing! This is going to be AMAZING!!! Your lady robots are all awesome! YAY!!!

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Date: 2009-04-09 05:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nakedbee.livejournal.com
Whee! I'm glad you like the idea. The original plan was to use live people, but with one thing and another we had finished almost everything else without actually scheduling that scene. In a flash of inspired laziness I declared that we'd do the whole thing some nebulous time later with robots (this was sometime in January, I think) because robots never have scheduling conflicts and don't need to be fed. ;)

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Date: 2009-04-07 11:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chalgaryn.livejournal.com
Great now I've got "Robot Parade" stuck in my head. Also, I'm amused that there is now evidence of exactly how long Rob is willing to sit around making girl-y robots before he runs away :-)

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Date: 2009-04-09 05:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nakedbee.livejournal.com
He finished two robots but then the call of WoW got too strong to resist, apparently. :) Silly boys and their short attention spans.

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Date: 2009-04-07 11:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amanuensis1.livejournal.com
Eeee, they all look like Alternate Universe Crow T. Robots!

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Date: 2009-04-09 05:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nakedbee.livejournal.com
Hee! That's an awesome thought - all sorts of different AU permutations of a character, trapped in a room together. :)