Billy Whiskers: The Mystery of the Misplaced Trowelis a stop motion animated comedy adventure short film, written and produced in the UK. The film follows the adventures of Billy, a cat with a purpose. A hard boiled, confident and dogged detective who’s latest case sees him faced with a curious horticultural mystery.
This website is an introduction to the project, an in depth look at the making of and the team behind Billy Whiskers. The film was experimental in a number of ways, the armature for Billy Whiskers was entirely 3d printed. The lip syncing was created using an animatronic servo controlled mechanism. This was controlled via an arduino and adobe animate.
We will post regular updates about the film making process in an aim to be as open as possible about the trials and tribulations encountered during production. I hope that other people can learn from what I’ve learnt creating this project and help me to improve how I work on future stop motion animation adventures!