Puppet Design and Fabrication - Building a basic training puppet.
ACE – Technical Workshop Descriptor
Technical Instruction Area:
Animation - Stop Motion Studios
Academic Programme/Level/Workshop code:
MA 1 Developing Practice in ANimation
Room Number: 4B03
Maximum Numbers Possible: 12
Key processes/Technologies covered
Dates and times of workshop
Thursday the 27th Oct
Technical Learning Objectives:
Through demonstration and supported practical exercise, this one day workshop aims to guide students through key design and fabrication issues when making a fit for purpose lightweight stop motion character. You will be guided step by step through the key materials, tools and processes used when producing a low cost and lightweight pin down puppet.
On completion of a basic wire and polymorph armature, you will incorporate a basic repair and replacement system, and skin the character using low cost latex build up techniques.
This design has been developed specifically to perform a specific complex action - namely to execute a "pull". This "Action Analysis" exercise will be set in week 6, with a further series of training workshops planned to direct you in setting up the shot, anylising the action and executing a well controlled performance. The aim is to animate the sequence using the puppet you have produced during this session today.
This workshop will cover the following key topics:
Duration of Workshop