Stop motion puppets

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I attended a workshop by stop motion Oscar winner Suzie Templeton at the NIAf. She was very generous in revealing her puppet-making secrets. She brought some puppets for us to hold in our hands. These puppets are from her film Peter And The Wolf. Amazing detail! Created by Polish animation studio Semafor.

I have to build a crow for Under The Apple Tree so I was very happy to examine Suzie’s crow up close. It was made with real feathers. This morning I found some feathers on my doorstep; a cat had made a kill. I collected the feathers for my very own crow puppet. Now let’s reanimate that poor birdy!

feathers