Saturday, January 07, 2012

Day One of Shooting: The Trouble with Charlie

The epic puppet drama began yesterday.

This marks the first time I have ever directed a puppeteer, I mean a real puppeteer.  James, Wojatal has worked for 20 years in the industry and knows that classic puppeting style started by the Henson company.  

Funny, I had a lot of people offer to puppet for me when I was trying to find a puppeteer.  Plenty of offers from people who would say things like.  "No, I've never done it, but come on... it's a puppet!"  

When a puppet is in the hands of a real puppet artist it comes to life and feels like you are talking to a tiny peppy person.

Charlie, the puppet, pictured here with puppet builder, Robert Eggers.

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