This was one of two animatronic giraffes I helped create for '2012' at LEGACY FX. I helped fabricate and "flock" this puppet, the process which creates the realistic short hair patterns you see here. Coincidentally, this was not the first giraffe I helped create... I worked on the 'Toys'R'Us' Geoffrey puppet several years back, although Geoffrey was more of a caricature than this fellow here. Luckily, I was able to take much of what I had learned with Geoffrey and apply it to the creation of these giraffes as we had only two weeks from start to finish on '2012.'

Giraffe in Process