Thursday, December 20, 2012
Looking Ahead to Puppet Mechs
As 2013 approaches, I'm looking ahead to a year of research into puppet mechanisms for our show "Fae". Here are some of the things I've been thinking about. StanWinston School -- "Your ability to problem solve and experiment is the only limiting factor in what you can do and get away with... I really don't think that there is any tool that you'd find in a professional special effects shop that is better than a well developed ability to solve problems. And that's the most fun anyway." ~Peter Weir Clarke Peter Weir Clarke is a maker of cool things. He is a congenital tinkerer and boot-strap engineer and is the builder and destroyer of his own home. He is an avid shaper and rider of his own experimental surfboards. He has made it his life's goal to be able to build just about anything and his creations are often accompanied by burns, shocks, flames, black smoke, bad smells, scabs, scars, bloody knuckles, fearful screams, enthusiastic shouts, maniacal laughter and fits of frustrated profanity. His work has been featured in blockbusters, b-movies, art galleries, museums and international expositions. He works as an animatronics and mechanical effects designer/fabricator and teaches drawing and sculpture at the Art Institute of California -- Hollywood.