Very early hair tests by Jan Lachauer. Since our characters looked like figures modelled from clay, we wanted the hair to look sculpted too. Most of the time the witch wears her hair in a plait which works very well with the modelled style. But in a couple of sequences her hair is loose and that was much more challenging. We had do find the right balance between the looseness of hair and the material the characters are made of.
In one shot we had to transition from plait to open hair on camera. Luckily animator Robert Lehman found a way to simply switch the two hair pieces within the movement, which worked brilliantly.
Room on the Broom © Orange Eyes Limited 2012 Produced by Magic Light Pictures