Tom Brierton

Stop-Motion Animator

Armature Machinist

Filmmaker/Composer

219-513-6930, U.S.A.

tombrierton@sbcglobal.net

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All armatures are machined from aluminum and/or mild steel

T-Rex Armature

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7th Voyage of Sinbad skeleton replicatio
7th Voyage of Sinbad skeleton replicatio
7th Voyage of Sinbad skeleton replicatio

7th Voyage of Sinbad skeleton, armature replication

7th Voyage of Sinbad skeleton, armature replication

7th Voyage of Sinbad skeleton, armature replication

Skeleton model

(sculptor:  Jim Davidson)

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Client:  Guillermo del Toro

King Kong armature replication

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7th Voyage of Sinbad cyclops, armature replication

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Client:  Guillermo del Toro

puppet sculptor:  Jim Davidson

Dog armature

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Dragon armature

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Jason and the Argonauts 7-headed Hydra, armature replication

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Armature for Princess Ariadne

The Labyrinth production

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Princess Ariadne clay sculpture

(sculptor:  Jeff Yagher)

puppet design:  Tom Brierton

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Allosaurus armature

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Jason and the Argonauts Talos armature replication

(puppet sculpture:  Jim Davidson)

client:  Guillermo del Toro

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Armature for Grizzlang the Nefarious

Client:  Neville Buchanan

Production:  Forged Neutralization Squad (F.N.S.)

Cardiff, Wales

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Centaur armature

 

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Minotaur armature

The Labyrinth production

Stop-motion animated feature film

written and directed by Tom Brierton

 

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Minotaur clay sculpt

(sculptor, Jim Davidson)

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Princess Charulata the Indian Oracle armature

The Labyrinth production

 

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Clay sculpture prior to molding

(sculptor:  Jim Davidson)

 

Generic Human armature

 

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Bull armature

Production:  The Labyrinth

 

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Mighty Joe Young

armature replication, 15 inches tall

 

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4-inch tall version

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Spider armature

 

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Dolphin armatures

 

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King Kong Stegosaurus-inspired Armature

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