File puptcrit/puptcrit.0801, message 76


Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2008 13:30:35 -0500
To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Cable Diagrams/puppet mechanics


Hi Katy,

The animatronics and puppet mechanics section at PuppetBuilding.com has an
ever-increasing number of resources for making various types of puppet
mechanics including several designs for different eye mechs. You can find it
at http://www.puppetbuilding.com/animatronics/ and there is a box on the
right in that section with recommended books to check out.

Probably the best resources for puppet mechanics are Hansjurgen Fettig's
books on rod and table top puppets. They are out of print, but some
libraries have them or can get them for you via an inter-library loan.
"Figure Making Can Be Fun?!?" by Michael Brose is a very good book about
making Vent Figures that has a lot of very good information about puppet
mechanics, including eye mechanisms. I don't think there is an entire book
devotee exclusively to the subject.

Does that help?

- Andrew

On Jan 8, 2008 12:46 PM, <puptcrit-request-AT-puptcrit.org> wrote:

> Message: 2
> Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2008 17:13:12 +0000
> From: "Katy Lloyd" <idlekaty-AT-googlemail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Cable Diagrams/puppet mechanics
> To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
> Message-ID:
>        <d79c4a340801080913n55f70426kb14b386fe70eb1df-AT-mail.gmail.com>
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>
> Hi,
>
> I was just wondering, are there any particular books on the market that
> deal
> with puppet mechanics? I will be making a banruku-style rod puppet soon
> and
> would like some mechanic info to deal with the movement of the eyes.
> (I found a few links online, referring to eye blinking and left-right eye
> movement, but a full book on the subject would be very handy to deal with
> more sophisticated problems).
>
> Thanks,
>
> Katy
>
>
> On Jan 5, 2008 8:46 PM, Liz Evans <liz-AT-etherboy.com> wrote:
>
> > Fred,
> >
> > Future knowledge opportunities are also welcome information.
> > Even if they are not helpful currently.  Thanks for the head's
> > up on the workshop.
> >
> > Best,
> >
> > Liz
> > K. Elizabeth Evans, President & Artistic Director
> > Renaissance Artist Puppet Company
> > http://www.RenArtPuppetCo.com
> > 610-630-4259
> > Company performing -AT-
> > The Montgomery County Cultural Center
> > 208 DeKalb Street, Norristown, PA
>
>
> --
> http://katy.idlecreations.com/
>
>
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