This past semester, I've been working on my thesis film, "A Very Hairy Christmas," with two classmates, Regina Weller and Kevin Howdeshell. This is the father character, Ireland, who is dressed in his work overalls ready to hang the Christmas lights on the trees of his small town set in the late 1940's. Thanks to the knowledgable people at Shadowmachine Films, with whom I interned for along with Regina and Kevin, I have learned the basics of stop motion puppet building. Ireland is some evidence of what I learned out there in L.A. If you are unfamiliar, Shadowmachine Films is the studio resposible for creating Robot Chicken, the show that I helped with, and Moral Orel, both aired on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim.