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Robert K S

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Nice close-up HD reference for revival bots
« on: May 11, 2017, 05:50:51 PM »
The "Netflix pitch" video is fairly close up on the new bots.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Obv_0VpimPc

I spent a lot of time looking into Crow's mouth to try to figure out how the new RC actuation mechanism works.  The mouth is attached by a stainless steel metal hinge (a Home Depot type part) and a single-piston actuator appears to be hot-glued inside the right side (from Crow's perspective) of the mouth.  It seems like Crow's neck still has the "trach ring" for the mouth actuation string but no string anymore.  It seems like the new mouth is not as high bandwidth as the old string-driven mouth so the verisimilitude of the mouth movement isn't as convincing as old Crow, but the mouth seems to move a lot more solidly and stably.

There are also good shots of Crow's arms.
« Last Edit: May 11, 2017, 06:12:06 PM by Robert K S »

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Re: Nice close-up HD reference for revival bots
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2017, 09:16:27 PM »
Good observations!

I noticed the stringless string hole too.  I don't think I've ever stared into Crow's mouth so long... not that I do that kind of thing often, but...

Anyway, if you guys haven't seen all four videos, they are a hoot!  Here they are for convenience:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Eczr3h-7_CQ

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ot6NEtlwkRI

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GYEPBLLmQTE

(I got the warm fuzzies when Tom name dropped Testers Red Metal Flake in the last one.  That line was for us, I think!  ;) )

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Re: Nice close-up HD reference for revival bots
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2017, 11:35:49 PM »
(I got the warm fuzzies when Tom name dropped Testers Red Metal Flake in the last one.  That line was for us, I think!  ;) )

It absolutely was and you're the first person to mention it! While laying on the floor of that make up room waitimg for the shot to start, Russ and I looked up the exact name to give to Baron for that scene. Glad you caught it.

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Re: Nice close-up HD reference for revival bots
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2017, 07:25:11 AM »
Danzilla, thanks for posting those other links!  Great stuff!

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Re: Nice close-up HD reference for revival bots
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2017, 11:17:04 PM »
It absolutely was and you're the first person to mention it! While laying on the floor of that make up room waitimg for the shot to start, Russ and I looked up the exact name to give to Baron for that scene. Glad you caught it.

YAY!!!!  I'm honored to be the first!  Thank you for thinking of us: the few, the proud, the Bot Builders.  You and the rest of Team MST3K should be very proud of all the wonderful work you are doing. 

You lucky folks literally have my dream job.  ;)
« Last Edit: May 13, 2017, 11:24:02 PM by Danzilla93 »

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Re: Nice close-up HD reference for revival bots
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2017, 04:18:20 PM »
Thanks for working the joke in :)

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Re: Nice close-up HD reference for revival bots
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2017, 01:59:44 PM »
(I got the warm fuzzies when Tom name dropped Testers Red Metal Flake in the last one.  That line was for us, I think!  ;) )

I'm gonna be using that clip in one of my videos
"Watch out for snakes!"