Sunday, 16 February 2014

Behind the Scenes: 'The Man Who Wasn't There, Kinda'

Developing a range of characters helped us to come up with ideas and situations, and has also provided variation for the audience.  Occasionally working with others has also brought an extra dimension, and more about that in another post.  In our early adventures, we once enlisted the help of a mysterious 'third' man.

Here he is, just outside the door, dealing dodgy documents.  We felt that his performance on the night was very two-dimensional, and this was largely down to the fact that he was made out of cardboard.  

In a later episode, we resorted to cardboard once again.  This time, it was to create a sense of location, via a shadow.

We were working in a relatively small space, and so were restricted to where we could stand.  However, the window shape offered us a good framework and seemed to work well. 

In May of 2013, Laurel and Marty found themselves under attack from a large shadowy bird.

The only real threat was having an eye taken out by the edge of a wing; cardboard pointy bits can be sharp!  We joked about calling this episode, 'The Maltese Crow', but saved up that sort of quality gag for a later episode.  

More recently, we made a set of images in a timely reference  to the St Valentine's Day Massacre.  

Can you spot the use of cardboard in these?  

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