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What type of armature when building a 3ft (about 1m) tall puppet?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sean O'Hara Sep 13, 2016. 5 Replies

I've recently been requested to build a relatively life-sized crane.Up until now, any rig I've built has been out of aluminum wire and K&S brass tubing, but I'm worried if that would be strong…Continue

Tags: rig, oversized

Showreel - looking for critique, comments, advice, etc.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carolina Veirano May 1, 2015. 1 Reply

For the past few years I've been focusing more and more on building my YouTube page and I figured I was long overdue on making a showreel for myself.I'd love to hear any comments, critiques, thoughts…Continue

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Need help recreating a Barbie doll out of silicone(?)

Started this discussion. Last reply by StopmoNick Jan 5, 2014. 3 Replies

For a little over a year now, I've been making short and fun Barbie videos on YouTube and I've grown a decent following. My problem is that I'm ready to move on and make better animations and, while…Continue

Thoughts on what materials to use?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh Jul 26, 2013. 11 Replies

I'm about to embark on a new, big project, but I've hit a wall on trying to figure out what something should/ could be made out of.The piece will largely be b&w and made out of clay with…Continue

 

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My puppets are method actors who prefer to improv

Posted on November 9, 2012 at 11:42pm 2 Comments

When I first began venturing into animation, I often read tales from professionals who would talk about how they're merely guides making suggestions and that their puppets live and breathe on their own... that, in essence, the animators were the puppets and the puppets were the ones in control.

For the longest time, I never understood that. I thought of puppets as inanimate objects being moved exactly as the animator saw fit.

That belief only grew as I became a computer…

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