Result #311: It looks like my career as a vegan taxidermist will be put on hold.

#311: Learn the art of teddy bear taxidermy.

Date: 11-7-2014

Due Date: 11-7-2015

The Resolution: I've always been a fan of novelty taxidermy. There have been times in my life where I’ve wanted to give it a shot. The only problem is I don't think I have it in me to the gutting and skinning of a once living animal.

But I've got all these taxidermy ideas that I have to get out.

Therefore, I'm going to learn true taxidermy techniques, from building a mold, to tracking down realistic eyes, and teeth and properly mounting the skin and accessories to the mold.

Who knows? This may be my new thing.

Update #1: The Conclusion.

Date: 11-7-2015

Yet another disappointing/boring failure do to the fact that I'm poor. :(

I wish all it took was a stuffed animal to complete this task because I know I could pull that off. No, I need to buy training materials, sculpting supplies and sculpting equipment to properly pull this off.

I'm kind of fine with this failure now that this is resolution thing has evolved to be an ongoing bucket list challenge. There are skills that I wanted to learn through earlier failures that I feel will benefit this project, so I want to complete though challenges first. I'm also happy that I'll eventually have the time and ability to focus on learning taxidermy to do it right and not just rush to get a complete.

As always, I will let you know if/when I get to this.

Matt Bunker

I started out with a goal of becoming a paid screenwriter. I had no interest in any other aspect of filmmaking. I received and scholarship to The Vancouver Film School's Writing for Film and Television program where I graduated in 2005. I fell in love with being on set during my first non-school produced short, . I loved being around all the creative people, seeing people having fun while working. The whole liking your job was a new world to me, so I decided to give it a shot. I volunteered for any project I could, doing what ever was needed. The set was my Film School this time. While working as a PA on a feature I was informed that the DP wanted the three tallest PAs to help out in the grip and electric department. That is when I found the department that felt like the best fit for me while I continued to write.