welcome to the dollhouse

November 15th, 2006 by Rebekka in Uncategorized

aside from that being a very good movie about teen angst, im actually working on a sortof dollhouse at the moment for my animation project.. thought id show some sneak peeks of the set and one of the characters (still incomplete) ..the other two i’ll show later… Been working day and night on this for over a week, so much fun..



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Holy crap, that’s awesome! I love the guy’s face, and what was done with his glasses. Nice work, as always…

can’t wait to see what you have up your sleeves!

on an unrelated matter, i still find it amazing how a person, halfway across the globe has inspired so many other people out there. keep up the superb photography rebekka, you’re definitely an inspiration :)

I think a lot of people have the same thought as me :
You keep on surprising (and inspiring) us with everything you do.
Respect !

(this small guy you are creating is the spitting image of a (former) tv-radio celeb here in Belgium http://www.kristof-sals.be/blog/wp-content/jos.jpg)

Lars aka GoSo wrote on November 16th, 2006

That old guy looks cool! What kind of animation do you have in mind? Do you plan to create a digital version of him too, e.g. in Maya or similar?

no, im not doing the animation digitally, im using the stop-motion technique, i.e. ill be taking photos , moving the characters between each frame… I figure i’ll need roughly 2000 photos for the piece, which will be less than 2 minutes in lenght..
Tedious but very fun:)

john malone wrote on November 16th, 2006

great character design. i like how you used your own photos as wall hangings…
trying to get a sense of scale, how big is the room in the top picture?

if you dont already have it, i’ve been using the the Canon TC80N3 remote for time lapse and stop motion. it rocks. take care!


for a sense of scale, the picture farthest to the left (featuring my son and a horse) is 10 x 12 cm (approx 4×5 inches) including the frame..
The door is approx. 20 cm tall.

Sounds fantastic, I hope I get a chance to see your short film. Good luck with it.

SophieMuc wrote on November 17th, 2006

how cool! :-) love your photos on the walls too!
and Origins products rock *g*
can’t wait to see more of the dollhouse project rebekka!!

i really like the light in the dollhouse! awesome work. i am sickened by your talent sometimes!

@sophie: yep, im hooked on stuff from origins.. just the neat stuff they print on their packages usually manages to win me over;)

and thanks jeff. i love it when people are sickened by some aspect of me:p
i had to take a break from this for several days to write an essay, can’t wait to get started on creating the actual “footage”…

vanvadas wrote on November 21st, 2006

rebekka, you and your work got a little bit popular in germany, too.
that’s why: http://www.ehrensenf.de, episode from today, 21th.

and what i’ve seen – i’m impressed! your work is amazing and i will tell a friend, what you’re doing, he’s a fotographer, too (see http://www.olivervolke.de)

good idea, this dollhouse-project. wish you good luck and i will visit your blog again. :-)

greats from germany,


locke (Andrea) wrote on November 21st, 2006

hi. i love your photographs and i am really looking forward to see your short film!

heya, today you’ve been featured at my online television of choice..congratulations!
Maybe you won’t understand a word, but you can watch it here: http://www.ehrensenf.de/2006/11/21/welttag-des-fernsehens-die-sonne-vodka-baer/

Jonathan wrote on November 29th, 2006

Fascinating! Will it take place completely in this ‘bedroom’ scene? I hope you will post your animation, too.

BTW, heard your bit on Up Close (where did you learn near-perfect N.American English accent, I wonder? or is that common in Iceland?). I am awed by how you ‘treat’ insomnia!

@Jonathan: i grew up in Florida, hence the american accent.. it’s funny, i can actually sound a lot more american, probably a combination of the fact that i was pretty nervous, and speaking with someone with such a prominent british accent caused me to hold back a bit:)

Jonathan wrote on November 29th, 2006

Ahh, I see. Personally, I prefer slight accents combined with exceptional command of the ‘second’ language (2nd not your case, I guess) to offset an otherwise uninteresting sounding American english.

Jonathan wrote on November 29th, 2006

P.S. would you spell out your family name phonetically for me? In however manner you prefer a n. american to say it?

you know… there really isnt any good way for an american to say my last name. Having to carry it around for 7 years while living there was a pain in the ass, basically;)
So i personally just prefer that english speaking people DONT say it:p

Jonathan wrote on November 29th, 2006

So in conversation with others: “The-Artist-known-as-RebekkaG”??:-)

sure. fine by me;)

Jonathan wrote on November 29th, 2006

Okay, I’m curious: now my icelandic is limited to Bjork, but how ’bout “goeth-lay-ifs-doe-tier” roughly (minus inflection)? I promise not to attempt it out loud in public.

hehehe… well, thats not a bad approximation:)
i suppose it would be close to this: guth-layfs-doett-ir”

its just not suited to the english language. At all:)

Jonathan wrote on December 5th, 2006

I see that you have been organizing and perhaps creating new photos; does this mean your animation is finished, or are you taking a break? I am hoping you will post more evidence…

what does this site have to do with lesley grapka?

Dans cela quelque chose est. Merci pour l’explication.

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