Monday, 28 March 2011


A marionette is a puppet that is maneuvered by strings, typically these strings are attached to two pieces of wood that are nailed together to form a cross. The puppeteer moves the to make the marionette move. Some marionettes are made so they can even move their hands or make small hand motions, but these are complicated to make and difficult to maneuver.

How to work a Marionette.

Step 1: Practice handling the marionette puppet ( they are very life like in their reactions but manipulating them takes practice and time)

Step 2: Stand above the marionette in a comfortable position

Step 3: Align the marionette so that the strings are not tangled together

Step 4: Begin with basic movements: sitting, walking, lifting one leg and then the other and lifting one arm and then the other

Step 5: Continue practicing until you feel more comfortable combining the different movements together

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Special Study

For my special study I am looking into what marionette puppets are and the history behind them, also I am going look into how the puppets work. I will practicing with the marionette as this will take a lot of time and practice

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Green Screen

Green screen is a really good way to film piece that would be hard to act as you can do anything on the green screen and then you can add any image of film clip to the background. You can make your own Green screen buy using green material and planty of lights or a card board box painted green with planty of lights.

This is a short video of one of my characters walking which I have used in my Daydream short film that I made using the footage of travelling on the bus.

Thursday, 10 March 2011


This is the film that took while travelling on the bus and I then added in the characters that I had made to create this short daydream film.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011


A short film of travelling on a bus and looking out of the window. I will be using this to add the characters to that I have made, this will be a short daydream.