It’s been simply buzzing around the office lately, what with the nearing convention, the upcoming implementation of our new website… Not to mention the filming that’s going on! What filming, you say? Well, here’s some fun news: We’re being featured in a documentary! The documentary will be based around a 20-year retrospective of Robert and the Tonner Doll Company.
There has been a film crew here all week, doing interviews, shooting video, and just doing some general digging around. One of the exciting things they are capturing on film is Robert creating art that will eventually become a doll.
Yesterday, there he sat, perched in his sculpting office for 5 or 6 hours, just sculpting away. The film crew had a camera set up to catch everything, and later, they will weave it together, time-lapse style, so the figure will form out of clay right before your very eyes. It will be a spectacle that’s not to be missed!
Even though we were under strict orders to do not disturb, we simply couldn’t pass up a chance to capture some footage ourselves to share with you, dear friends. So, over to the sculpting office we crept, camera in hand. The gentle artist seemed amused by our presence, and seemed to also know we meant no intrusion, but just wished to see the magic. After flashing a tender smile, Robert continued his creation, as if we weren’t even there. It was truly a sight to behold, and we hope you enjoy seeing this as much as we did.
P.S. If you like this video, feel free to hop on over to our youtube channel to see more of this fun stuff!