File puptcrit/puptcrit.0810, message 188


Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2008 12:43:30 -0700
To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Maika Video



On Oct 10, 2008, at 4:27 AM, Hobey Ford wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 9, 2008 at 10:54 PM, Mathieu René  
> <creaturiste-AT-primus.ca> wrote:
> "Greg, your two puppets are the perfect example I wish I could have  
> seen a
> month ago, when we could have used it to convince our customer that  
> puppets
> don't need facial mechanics or interchaning heads to look alive! "
>
> I totally agree.  Facial movement isn't necessary.  It gives them a
> sophistication here.  I also loved the setting.

I think one of the main reasons the faces work so well is because of  
the strong sculpture, especially around the eyes, so the light shifts  
on the face, casting different shadows as the puppet moves. Sam Hale  
did the sculpture and I think it worked really well.

The exterior location was Vasquez Rocks, which you can see as the  
location for many films and TV shows. The first Flintstones movie was  
shot there, but my favorite is the classic Star Trek episode where  
Capt. Kirk  battles the Gorn and must build a cannon with a hollow  
log and a massive diamond as ammo...

My inner geek is flying out...

Greg
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