Re: Audrey 2 construction begins Posted by J-ByrD on Jan 12, 2008
This is all really cool! I'm a theatre junkie!!

Jay
Re: Audrey 2 construction begins Posted by Orindae on Jan 13, 2008
No pics today(I forgot my camera)  but I got alot of the pod on audrey #3 done, and I zip striped the #4 to add more streangth.
I'll see about bringing the cam tommarow.
Re: Audrey 2 construction begins Posted by Orindae on Jan 14, 2008
o.k today was more of a thinking day, I decided to get ride of the frame for puppet #4, and just have it on the ground which is more traditional. and the actors where praticing today, so I was getting distracted by the three beautiful doo woop girls shaking there hips, which makes it basically impossible to do anything with the puppet. but all in all I have a pic, of #4.
Re: Audrey 2 construction begins Posted by J-ByrD on Jan 14, 2008
OOH! You have me addicted! It's like watching a soap opera!
Re: Audrey 2 construction begins Posted by SHould on Jan 15, 2008
I think we are all addicted to that kinda soap opera, the best ones always have puppets in them.

Great work, continue to keep us in the loop!
Puppet hug,
SHould
Re: Audrey 2 construction begins Posted by Orindae on Jan 16, 2008
I started work on the #1 Audrey plant and also have new ideas about #4, first off #4 was just going to be stationary, with the top mouth the only thing opening, then I got some inspriration from this puppet the guild had that had side hinges, so basically I would put a bar 3/4 the way back on the pod and that would be the point where it would bend when opening while the top back would slide over the bottom when openning, and if that made no sense , relax I'll have pics soon. but anyway, I'm going to attempt to have the whole of #4 balanced on one metal bar kinda like a tripod, with support for the front.  that way the whole thing can turn side to side, anyway, well shall see how it works later.
Audrey #1 I started this thing yesterday morning and have everything done except the paint, and it also needs fishing line strung through it, to make the leaves bend down during the play.
here are the pics it's made out of foam sheeting and hard binders board and hot glue, and a plant pot.
Re: Audrey 2 construction begins Posted by Orindae on Jan 18, 2008
Today I decided to scrap the #3 puppet and start over, It had too much construction and to heavy and such. Im kinda tired today though so thats all I will write for now, heres some pics.
Re: Audrey 2 construction begins Posted by Billy D. Fuller on Jan 19, 2008
Dahnaus
I really appreciate you posting pictures as well as giving directions in this building process. I'm sure this will be very helpful for those that want to build a audrey in the future.

Keep up the good work, and may I mention that your hard work shows in the finished product.

Billy D.
Re: Audrey 2 construction begins Posted by SHould on Jan 20, 2008
I can only imagine the magnetude of such a project. I am now a big fan of your work. I remember when i was in art school and i wanted to do a project, i never did anything big enough to well portray my ideas. I guess i was afraid of doing anything bigger than what could fit in the dumpster (i always had that idea in mind). When i see projects like yours, i can only be in complete awww over how big it will be and how powerful your performance will be as well.

Keep up the good work, i cant wait to see it all done. I am hoping that in the end, you will share pictures and maybe videos of the performance as well.

Gigantic puppet hug,
SHould
Re: Audrey 2 construction begins Posted by Orindae on Jan 21, 2008
the puppets are very cool and such but at this point I just want to finish them so I can get back to writing and cartooning.  you got ta remember I'm not a puppeteer/maker my passion is writing and cartooning, I just happen to be good at figuring things out I get it from my dad.
I went into this project thinking It wouldn't be very difficult I had two month to do it, but then I lost a month for the money got tied up and yikes!!  now it was difficult, all in all if I had to do the big one over I would do it very diffrently, first off I would get my self a welder and make the bottom half of the pod out of metal that way I could put in a central pivit so you could have the whole thing move side to side, the hardest part of the big one is that it has to hold alot of weight so welding it would be more ideal.
all in all I would say don;t be affraid to do a big project like this, for it will make you a better puppet maker, and thats something you will have for the rest of your life.  it will be a headache, but you do have folks on here that can help with problems, so go at it.  go to the nearest theater and offer your services.
as for me this will be my last play, unless of coarse they want me to write one for them.
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