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The puppeteer supplies "soul" and "heart" to a puppet with his charactarization & performance. It is the very quality I look for in good puppetry.
The puppet is indeed a prop or even more specific - a tool. It is created with a certain look & abitlity to achieve movement. Those two qualities, by themselves, don't mean much. A beautifully made puppet can still be manipulated with simple mechanical moves & complete a performance. Such a performance does little to capture or…Continue
For the last 5 months of 2011 I was busy performing a marionette of China Girl for the new Disney film of "OZ; The Great & Powerful" that is due in USA theaters March 2013.
With the help of special effects studio, K.N.B. Effects Group, I built 2 marionettes of the character. They were identical except for variations in stringing that allowed them to do different specialized movements. As I have found in several instances of marionettes made from the same patterns, they each had…Continue