Day 8: Workshop – “Puppet Makers Assemble (it’s been a long day)”
After travelling from literally 2 corners of the South East of England the whole construction team has been bought together for this week’s build. Today we have been carving the feet out of foam. This will allow the feet to bend when being puppeteered so the puppeteers do not trip. The wing mechanisms are coming together that will allow for a little flapping of the wings. The necks have been started and strung with elastic to allow them to fall into a “flamingo-like” curve.
We ordered shed ton of fur and feathers for all the birds, which will cover the entire bodies, necks and heads. This was a fun thing to do, although a little weakening on the budget! We also finalized the details of the heads today and will start to construct them tomorrow!
And for the interest of keeping with the avengers theme, these are the roles we will be playing for the next week:
Bex – The Hulk (Driving forward but a little clumsy, and will be mostly absent)
Invi - Iron Man (Master of mechanisms and bolting components together)
Jess – Thor (Handy with a hammer and electric tools, wide knowledge of things with blonde hair)
Peter – Captain America (Planning ahead for things, ordering materials and…tall with blonde/brown hair)
Camilla – Black Widow (Mad skills with carving knifes and has black hair)
Sam – Hawkeye (Watching thing from afar)
This blog details our step by step process of how we create shows, puppets and bring everything together.