Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Art of Puppetry

Hi all! Tucker here, just dropping a little behind the scenes knowledge on you. When working in the world of film there are a few rules that are handed down through the generations, one of which is the golden rule "never work with animals or children". Well, a third and equally as important rule applies as well...never make a movie where an essential character is a puppet!

Now, as you know most filmmakers follow this rule. Then there are the rebels, Coppola, Scorsese, and Jim Henson are all just like us. They only hear the rules so they can go out and break them. Which is why we not only controlled the werewolf through elaborate puppetry, we also found a little girl to play the werewolf as well. So essentially, we had a child play an animal that was sometimes used as a puppet as well. We broke all three rules with one freakin' character. When I get to thinking about how brilliant we are, it makes the hair on my shoulders stand straight up.

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