This is BITZ. Using my pet whippets as inspiration I set myself the challenge to build a functional stop-motion puppet using ONLY the random junk I had in my toolbox. There was no design or drawing before I started, her creation was an exploration into the balance between style and function.


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The promotional poster for BITZ short film

Bitz leg – pencils, nuts & bolts, bike chain…

Part of Bitz- cork, foam, cable ties, inner tube, nuts & bolts, bike chain…

Part of Bitz- tin fiol, screw, beads, inner tube, nuts & bolts, bike chain…

Part of Bitz- inner tube, nuts & bolts, bike chain…

The shed set. The whole film was made in my very small spare bedroom

Rusty the spider- also made from bolts, wire, etc

A Jump Rig- used on animate Jumping

Designing Bobz Head

‘Bitz- the whippet made from random stuff’