Saturday, May 28, 2016

Next-Level Finger Puppet

Barnaby Dixon shows off his new puppet design, and it’s quite clever. It combines the articulation of a marionette with the direct action of a hand puppet. Of course, the skill of the operator is key to making it move realistically, and he’s pretty good at that, too.

The only drawback I see is that necessarily long loincloth, which could create design problems in making a specific puppet, but I’m sure that can be worked around. Dixon did another video, in which you can see how he assembles the puppet, and then it dances to music. Imagine this with a pair of black gloves underneath for live performance, or green gloves for videos. (via Viral Viral Videos)

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