Experimental puppet control. I'm aiming for the control of a Bunrak puppet without the need for three puppeteers. Firstly, I there's no right arm, so that's down to two. As he never needs to move more then a few steps, at first glance it may seem that that could allow me to do away with the foot operator without too much trouble, but there's still the problem of maintaining tension throughout the puppet on your own, plus I want him to be able to stand up and sit down. Tricky. I've worked out a system to take the weight of the puppet onto the elbow and forearm, which is both more comfortable and allows the head to have a much greater degree of movement, as the control handle doesn't double as the mainstem of the puppet but is separate. Still more experimenting needs to be done.
Fri, 17 Aug 2012
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Soon I Shall Be Replicated.
S.I.S.B.R is the first self made show by puppeteer Max Humphries. This is a blog of the process. it will be sporadic.