Thursday, July 30, 2020

Looking forward for this!

Animal Behavior: Episode 6

The gang hangs out, and the mice cause trouble at the neighbor's house. And Wes blames the cats! They could be in big trouble now!

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Monday, July 27, 2020

Saturday, July 25, 2020


Mouth Puppet
Plink was the "Original" Elmwood Puppet!
This is the third time I've made him.  The original can bee seen in the picture below.  The second version I was never really happy with.  So during the quarrantine this past spring I felt like it was time to bring him back.  
 I went and dug up the pattern I created way back in 2000 for the original and used it for some of the new version to try and keep his essence true.  

  A peek into the making of Plink!  

And here's the original and the second version

I'm really happy with how the new one came out!

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Animal Behavior: Episode 5

Smokey is coming to spend a week with the boys, but something has got him upset!

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Saturday, July 18, 2020


Mouth Puppet Portrait
I didn't actually set out to make a puppet of Shirley Manson...  While adding a face it just stated to look like her.  So I took out a Garbage CD and just went with it! 

Who is that stalking her?

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

The tension mounts...

It's kinda shocking and sad how relevant this album is 28 years after it was released.

Reel Talk – Episode 7: The Howling and Cujo

Saturday, July 11, 2020

A Bad Beaver

  A Bad Beaver 
from Animal Behavior Series 2

Friday, July 10, 2020

Regarding VHX –

In 2015 Elmwood Productions joined VHX.  At the time VHX was up and coming as a great spot for independent film and show creators to have their films streaming and downloadable.  We were very excited to have a channel as part of VHX.  Jump forward a couple years and Vimeo bought them and promised to leave it alone.  
Soon after they downgraded it, and even made the App unavailable on Roku, AppleTV, and so on.  The only way to watch VHX on your TV was to use the website.  And that is not always convenient, or why we went with them in the first place.  
This unfortunately has hurt our business.  So, we have begun to search for a new outlet.  With that happening we have also decided to close our VHX channel at the end of the year.  All the content on there will be free on the Elmwood Productions YouTube the end of 2020.  The VHX page will be down on 1/1/2021.  If you did purchase a film or series from there and have not downloaded it, please do so soon.  And Purchases will still be available through the end of the year if you’d like to show Elmwood some love and support!

We loved VHX so much.  And we’re disappointed that it hasn’t worked out the way we hoped for.  But this is a time for progress!  We are treating this change as an opportunity to move to something even more exciting!
We did plan to release our next feature film “Bernice, Too” on VHX first.  For those who did the Kickstarter you will still have it first!  We’ll either be doing a direct download to you, or using a new streaming outlet.  Stay tuned!
Any question please reach out to us!  

 - The Elmwood Gang

Thursday, July 9, 2020

From The Elmwood Vaults: The PLINK Years!

In 2001 Elmwood Productions started... Slowly... As we reach our 20th year making this madness we've been adding videos to YouTube from "The Elmwood Vaults". And not including footage from these early days would have been a shame! Sure, it's not Elmwood's greatest works. But it is what lead us to where we are today! So by 2003 Elmwood was creating and shooting a series called “It’s Late Enough with Plink” and a short film called “Josh and Todd” . “Josh and Todd” was put on hold after a couple days of shooting, and was eventually re-started in 2008, and released in 2011. “Plink” was worked on from 2003-2006, and was never released officially. Here, for the first time is the “pilot” for “It’s Late Enough with Plink” and a trailer for the 2003 unfinished version of “Josh and Todd”. Also presented is a “demo reel” for “It’s Late Enough” . We hope you enjoy these odd slices of Elmwood history! Music by Simon Sinister Shot, edited,written, and directed by Jon Bristol and Russ Bird Copyright 2002-2020 Elmwoood Productions Some slight edits were made to the original content.

Saturday, July 4, 2020

The Doc!

The Doc
Mouth Puppet
Here's another remake of one of the oldest Elmwood Puppets!
The Doc!  Based on a buddy of mine, an awesome guy who is deserves the best in life!  And I'm honored he has been OK with his likeness becoming a puppet!

A progress shot!  Another one made during the quarantine.

 The Doc - Then and Now!