along these years working in my proyect I see most of time was used in lot of work related but not in animate and filming puppets (thing is suposed we do). Specially, the task of building sets, making props and puppets is neverending. I think my work may be distributed so: building 60%, filming 10%, postproduction 30%.
how do you ditribute your time?

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It happened to me. I spend almost three months building puppets and sets and remained only 20 days for animation before my deadline... It's always that way? thought I was because I don't really know how to make a puppet :p
I used to take 6 or 7 months to make a 5 minute film. About half of that was making most of the puppets, sets, and props. Then I would would start animating, but I still had to make a few small things when I was setting up a new shot. It is hard to animate for too many hours without a break, so doing one shot and then making some props before animating the next shot is almost as good as a rest.
Maybe I am faster at making things, since by now I have usually made something similar before, or at least used the same materials. But probably slower at the animation. I am probably slower with the animation. I have gotten fussier about the animation than when I started, and if I have to I will go back and adjust the puppet if I don't think it has moved the right amount. Also, I can't do the 12 hour days animating any more, so I can only expect to get 1 or 2 average shots done in a day of only animating, instead of the 2 or 3 I used to force myself do when I had a deadline coming up.
Just realised, the proportion of time spent on making and animating may be different for us, but 3 months making time is exactly the same, and sometimes that is the same whether it is a 2 minute film or a 10 minute film. Of course, it depends on how many sets and characters are needed, a longer film might spend longer in the same sets or need more setups. And it makes a difference whether the sets are richly detailed or fairly simple - the Victorian room set and house exterior I am shooting on now took a lot more time than a stark modern setting. For me it would also depend on whether I make a wire armature for my puppet in half a day (usually), or spend a full week on making a ball and socket jointed armature (very rarely).

For Disappear it was about 50/50 making to animation time (4 minute film, 1 character, two locations).

Hi Antonio.

I am so totally rubbish at building sets that I tend to avoid them all together. I end up creating a sense of space with lighting, depth of field, tracking, sound... Or I just shoot outdoors. Any thing to avoid building stuff.

Still, I'd say I end up spending 50% building puppets, props,  %40 shooting, and %10 in post.

I see than building is a nightmare not only for me!

thanks for the answers

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