File puptcrit/puptcrit.0412, message 117

Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Re:Father Jerome
Date: Sun, 19 Dec 2004 11:18:41 -0500

Actually, try designing so your pointer and middle are both in the head.
Then your pinky/ring in one hand and thumb in the other. It kind of
balances the hands out and they look more normal. It is comfortable, too. I
have found I really like hand puppets the best.  Did you get my Punch


> [Original Message]
> From: Mathieu <>
> To: <>
> Date: 12/19/2004 1:17:36 AM
> Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Re:Father Jerome
> >Is it fairly lightweight, Matthieu?
> >Mary
> Jerome was a bit heavy on the head, as I took the  "Well packed crumpled 
> newspaper" instruction to the extreme. My head was very hard even before
> started to apply the paper mache strips.
> After a day of animating him, I  performed a lobotomy to hollow out the 
> head. After that, he was a dream to work with, no longer hard to raisehim
> after bowing down. I was told some weight is necessary for movement 
> precision, but too much is as bad as not enough.
> In a group of 7 participants, three of us had heads that were too heavy
> comfort. We either packed too much newpspaer, or made the heads too big.
> hole weight of the head is suported by the index finger. These hand
> were designed to be manipulated with index finger in head, pinky+ring 
> finger+middle finger in one hand, and thumb in the other.
> Mathieu René Créaturiste
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