Bluworms Puppet Making Videos
- Thursday, 14 October 2010 20:08
- Last Updated on Thursday, 14 October 2010 20:24
- Written by Marc Spess
Richard Svensson who is well known for his build up puppet making techniques made a series of free how to videos.
The art of stop motion began by using techniques that are similar to Richards build-up tricks. Cotton, latex, string and paint were used on the original 1932 King Kong film because they are easily found and common resources. Nowadays most studios would pass on using the build-up method because it isn't as predictable to art directors. They would rather see a completed sculpt, critique it and make changes.
For the individual, it's a great way to make puppets. Epecially if you don't enjoy making foam latex characters or don't have the proper expensive equipment. Richard shows how he utilizes foam sponge pieces, friendly plastic, plaster, fake eyes, string and simple paints to make his amazing creatures. You can watch part 1 below and the rest by clicking the links below it. You can also check out Richards Lone Animator blog here.
written by Vincent Tetreault, October 14, 2010