Sunday, 10 April 2011

Practicing Controlling The Marionette

I bought this emu marrionette so I could practice with the maneuvering of the puppet. This is my first practice with the marionette puppet, it is hard to maneuver but it will take more practice and time to get the movements right. I am going to practice loads more and see how it goes.

Friday, 1 April 2011

Marionette History

Marionettes started becoming more popular around the 15th century as they were used for entertainment, the marionettes were used to tell stories of what happened in other cities to the people of faraway lands.
By the 18th century the marionettes had gained even more popularity around the world as a medium for spreading news and as a form of entertainment for children and adults a like. Carved from wood and dressed in fancy materials these dancing puppets were known as an art form.

Gerry Anderson is a famous puppeteer who used a marionette system called super marionette. This system is most well known for many science fiction movies and television shows. Most recognised of which is Thunderbirds.

Pietro Radillo from Italy, he is considered to be a master of the craft. He expanded from a two string control to an eight string control for marionette, this improved the control of the individual body parts.