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Title: PuppetVision and Machin-X Digital Puppetry
Post by: Shawn Sorrell on May 31, 2009, 12:59:37 pm
Many of you may be aware of Andrews puppetbuilding.com site but did you know he has at least two other great sites?

PuppetVision Blog (http://www.puppetvision.info/) is a great place to keep up on the news about puppetry in video and film from around the world.  Andrew seems to be connected in with about just every puppet site out there and seems to write almost every day about something he has found on one of them. That is where I learned about this sweet little gem on YouTube.
https://youtu.be/gX-HhMqHYQM

Machin-X: Digital Puppetry  (http://machin-x.blogspot.com/)reflects Andrews interest in real-time animation.  While his post are not as often on this blog there is some great information there on computer puppetry.


Title: Re: PuppetVision and Machin-X Digital Puppetry
Post by: miguel on May 31, 2009, 02:30:10 pm
 :spin Very funny video

I guess bear city web belong to Him too!


Title: Re: PuppetVision and Machin-X Digital Puppetry
Post by: Andrew on May 31, 2009, 04:54:53 pm
Thanks for the plug Shawn. Poor Machin-X really is neglected.


Title: Re: PuppetVision and Machin-X Digital Puppetry
Post by: SHould on May 31, 2009, 06:39:27 pm
I was really impressed with that video. Is it all digital or are there really marionettes used in it?


Title: Re: PuppetVision and Machin-X Digital Puppetry
Post by: Na on May 31, 2009, 11:03:49 pm
Unconfirmed on IMDB (a user comment says...) that Henson Co. did the film

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0415473/


Title: Re: PuppetVision and Machin-X Digital Puppetry
Post by: Andrew on June 01, 2009, 01:11:20 am
I don't think those are marionettes, I'm pretty sure they were performed Bunraku-style and the puppeteers were digitally removed from the shots.


Title: Re: PuppetVision and Machin-X Digital Puppetry
Post by: Na on June 01, 2009, 01:18:47 am
Really? They seem very marionette like to me (but I defer to those who have more experience).


Title: Re: PuppetVision and Machin-X Digital Puppetry
Post by: Andrew on June 01, 2009, 02:15:21 am
Watching it again, they could very well be marionettes in some shots. Some of the movements, especially with their heads, would be really difficult to achieve with marionettes. There's also a lot of compositing, which wouldn't be necessary if you were using marionettes so I made an assumption based on that. They definitely try to make them marionette-like.

Maybe they were a blending of techniques? The heads seem like they are done as hand puppets or Bunraku-style a lot, but the arms look almost like they were on strings. I wish there was a "making of"!


Title: Re: PuppetVision and Machin-X Digital Puppetry
Post by: Na on June 01, 2009, 03:04:33 am
Well, whatever they did, I thought it was excellent. (And better than Mamma Mia)


Title: Re: PuppetVision and Machin-X Digital Puppetry
Post by: Bhanu on June 01, 2009, 03:23:01 am
I liked the video....I think they have blended the
techniques...the presentation is good.

Thanks for sharing the link.
 :lol
Bhanu


Title: Re: PuppetVision and Machin-X Digital Puppetry
Post by: gompie on June 01, 2009, 03:40:54 am
it is great and a great puppeteering


Title: Re: PuppetVision and Machin-X Digital Puppetry
Post by: DrPuppet on June 01, 2009, 07:06:57 pm
That was so well done, its fantastic!


Title: Re: PuppetVision and Machin-X Digital Puppetry
Post by: Chris Arveson on June 01, 2009, 07:15:08 pm
I have absolutely no idea how that was done, but I loved it. But then, if if's Abba, in my book it's OK!


Title: Re: PuppetVision and Machin-X Digital Puppetry
Post by: Billy D. Fuller on June 01, 2009, 08:50:08 pm
Great video..... saved to my favs................ Thanks Shawn, Andrew and whoever is possible.

Billy D.


Title: Re: PuppetVision and Machin-X Digital Puppetry
Post by: SCUBASTEVE on June 05, 2009, 06:34:12 pm
I haven't even watched this yet myself but just saw it on you tube thumbnails and thought I'd post it before I go to work

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHsqoaokMtA

Sorry no time to embed it properly.
Scoob


Title: Re: PuppetVision and Machin-X Digital Puppetry
Post by: miguel on June 05, 2009, 07:06:52 pm
Wao! Andrew knows just by sight. Great video and puppets!


Title: Re: PuppetVision and Machin-X Digital Puppetry
Post by: Andrew on June 05, 2009, 11:43:23 pm
Thanks for finding this ScubaSteve!