Midnight Other

Midnight Other

Posted by on Jan 3, 2015 in Puppets | 0 comments

The evil toys from the film were, of course, also animated puppets. Most toys were found, old ones that were modified. A couple of teddy bears were opened up, the armature inserted, the stuffing put back and the cloth sewed shut. A wind-up monkey and a cowboy puppet were made from...

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Tarvalley

Tarvalley

Posted by on Jan 3, 2015 in Puppets | 0 comments

These puppets were made for the film ”Tar Valley Mystery”; a story about the dangers of alcohol and accordion playing. The devil character were only visible from the waist up, so no legs were necessary . The gnome puppet is animated dancing wildly, so I used an old armature from Armaverse stuck to his bum to keep him airborne while jumping. This support was removed in ”post production” using...

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The Haunted Mill

The Haunted Mill

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These are the demon puppets from ”The Haunted Mill”. They are based on demon drawings by, mostly, Albrecht Durer. Two of the puppets (one shown here in the group photo) were built for earlier projects; ”Tar Valley Mystery” and the unfinished ”Demon of the Black...

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Goblin Wood Fire Fly

Goblin Wood Fire Fly

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In the film Goblin Wood the elfin heroine fights a firebreathing, flying dragon-insect-something -a ”dragon fly”, quite simply. Previously I have built all my animation puppets using latex, sometimes reinforced with cotton to achieve a leathery, shell-like feel to certain parts of a puppet’s anatomy. I’ve used this particular technique for insect-like or crustacean creatures. For the dragon fly I decided to cast the hard parts of its body in plastic...

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