Monday, August 30, 2010

Owl in Spotlight new puppets

Greetings my friends!

I've had my head down and butt up sewing my Cinderella fingers to the bone for the upcoming show for Halloween. But I wanted to share a scene with you!

This is our heroine, Dort, stumbling across a scene from the Salem Witch Trials.

These guys are some of my current favourites. I love the flames and the pastor's bible.

Of course, often my favourites are whichever I've a) just made or b) my eye has just fallen on.

You can see a few more of the felt guys at our Flickr account.

I'm having a ball making them. Firstly I do a bit of research and find a spooky or halloween scene that I want to build, and then I set about creating it. It's been a really interesting process, unlike all other shows we've worked on, this time I'm making a bunch of guys and then I thrust them at Robert Reid (the other half of Terrible Comfort) and then he gets to weave them all together into a script. Usually the script comes first. It's be really exciting to see how it works from the images first this time!

Big fan of this show... We've had Peter Houghton in to pre-record all the voices and really, listening to him tell the story was a wonderful experience, just like having your dad tell you a bit of a spooky bedtime story.

I love my life.


becclebee said...

they look so so great! and i love what dort is wearing - dressing gown? and hey, i will definately be up for making an owl. i just need to find a pattern - my have-a-bit-of-a-go style never works out for softies (remember the ET doll).

Sayraphim said...

Hey lady!

Yeah, the puppets all look fantastic, if I do say so myself. I'm really happy with all of them.

This is night time Dort, so yeah, she's wearing a nighty and a dressing gown like the old 70s ones we all used to wear :)

I'm pretty sure there are millions of owl patterns out there, but gve it a bash... I dont remember the ET doll? I'm figureing you prob dont mean the Extra Terrestrial dude?