22 March 2009

Learning to use rods for arm manipulation

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Weekend... Time to browse a little and on PuppetryLab.com I found some really good instruction for students of Puppetry for Film and TV learning to manipulate the arm rods while still keeping the puppet alive and focused. I know my students always struggle at first to get the balance between manipulating the puppet's arms while keeping the puppet's head alive and animated. The first advice is practice in front of a camera as much as possible and if you don't own a camera and monitor to watch what your puppet is doing, then practice at least in the bathroom mirror every morning after cleaning your teeth.

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