File spoon-archives/puptcrit.archive/puptcrit_1999/puptcrit.9902, message 69


Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 16:55:21 -0500
Subject: Re: PUPT: Novice questions


Why is it when someone makes a suggestion like this I think-For sure that
makes perfect sense. Can't wait to try it..These little puppets are
characters (extended) from a painting. I want anyone to be able to grab the
little critters and have some fun . The whole concept makes me giggle. Head
to back is the key to this I suspect.

Thanks so much for your response..
I will play with these concepts  before I iron out the action to my
satisfaction.

Annie

Steven Hollow writes:2/19/99

>There is a very simple Marionette strining based on Turkish Marionettes.
>
>Attach one end of the first string to the top of the puppets head.
>Attach the other end of the first string to the base of the spine ( top of the
>tail bone)
>This string allows the puppet to walk and with some practice to bend over
>
>Please note that the Turkish version always wear skirts so you don't have legs
>to deal with but if you weight the feet and and use a little finese you can
>get the legs to swing as you lift to get a walking motion. It won't have the
>subility of full stringing but it may work for you.
>
>The second string is attached one end to each wrist. (or foot. For Four legged
>citters you may need a third string)
>
>one string is held in the right hand the other in the left. This is very
>simple and even a kindergarten student can learn to opperate this puppet very
>quickly.
>
>Hope this helps
>
>any questons give drop me an e-mail
>
>Steven
>




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