File puptcrit/puptcrit.0603, message 202

Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 10:35:28 -0800
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] The Slowskis


Bravo!   Well done.  Very funny marketing concept
as well.  Three of the commercials are on the site.


At 09:00 AM 3/22/2006, you wrote:

>Hi all,
>The turtles were made here as Stan Winston Studios.  They are a
>combination of techniques.  Rod puppetry for the bodies and limbs.
>Real time radio control (to servo motors) for the eyes and brows -
>yes they have brow movement. The dialog is pre-recorded so  puppeteer
>has time to do ten or so takes one right after the other and keep the
>best one(s) on the computer for the time on set.  The playback is
>also to the small hobby type servo motors.  This saves a lot of time,
>but we also still do a few live takes.  Just as often as not, there
>is some real magic in the live ones so the pre canned ones are
>technically perfect but the live ones have more heart.  Oh yes, one
>of the turtles can actually fully retract its head - that was a
>challenge to include in the build!
>Is an ad site for them.  I haven't but barely looked at it so I don't
>know if there are any pictures or more footage if them.
>Richard Landon
>Key Mechanical Designer
>Stan Winston Studio
>(but I was on a different commercial, I just watched the turtles
>being built...and played with them a little)
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