View Full Version : amazing puppet show - the little giant girl
June 18th, 2006, 01:34 PM
some puppet show in london. it's amazing. wished the video was longer.
June 18th, 2006, 01:56 PM
Wow, that was awesome. The head was really expressive, I think in part due to the design, but also the use of the eyes. I think it probably worked a lot better in the video than in real life (because they could cut a lot of the time consuming transitions out) but man, what a sight. It looked like there was a giant elephant in the very beginning too...and the title had something about an elephant in it (in the credits) so I wonder if there were more massive puppets as part of that.
Man, props to whoever came up with that idea and to the puppeteers who must have had a heck of a time coordinating that.
June 18th, 2006, 02:11 PM
That was an excellent idea, perhaps expensive, but the way the puppet was constructed is perhaps the most incredible features besides the size.
June 18th, 2006, 02:38 PM
there're videos of the elephant if you checked the related videos section.
June 18th, 2006, 02:47 PM
Sometimes this world gives us such beautiful things.
June 18th, 2006, 04:52 PM
that was of the most beautiful things i've ever seen.
June 18th, 2006, 05:03 PM
That was totally awesome. It did get a little creepy in a few places, as even the best puppets tend to do from time to time, but for the most part it was fantastic. Beautifully executed.
June 18th, 2006, 05:28 PM
That was amazeing. Dan and Christine I was thinking the same thing. So strange but beautiful, and the Music was perfect. WOW!
Hey speaking of Puppets anyone else super excited for Dark Crystal 2 to come out? I know I am. Imagine if they had huge puppets of the Skeksis and the Mystics. That would be a sight.
June 18th, 2006, 05:57 PM
That was beautiful, thanks for sharing. :) Puppets usually freak the hell outta me, but this one was so wonderfully designed and life-like. Wow...
June 18th, 2006, 06:31 PM
what made it perfect... is they really gave her life, her face, eyes, emotion. Amazing. I wish i could have been there. Truly a sight to see.
N D Hill
June 18th, 2006, 07:17 PM
I think the effectiveness of it can be credited to the designers/sculptors who took strides to make the face as warm as it was and everything was animated at a good slow pace. They kept mouth and eye movement fairly simple and I think that worked greatly to its benefit. When you think about it, it didn't really have an impressive amount of articulation and I know I've seen puppets that may have been more technically impressive as for as articulation is concerned, but were much less natural in how they were sculpted. They kept the movements slow and fluid and took a lot of care to get the eyes right.
June 18th, 2006, 07:46 PM
Now that's what I call teamwork... Is that Goldfrapp in the background ?
June 18th, 2006, 09:55 PM
her tongue scares me..
June 18th, 2006, 09:57 PM
Just imagine what a magical moment it would have been for the kids riding on her arm, with her looking at them... they'll never forget that :)
June 18th, 2006, 10:01 PM
Um. Wow. I kept forgetting to see the crane and puppeteers in the background.
June 19th, 2006, 04:03 AM
Aboslutely stunning! I couldn't imagine being there, it's so surreal.
June 19th, 2006, 04:52 AM
wow, that was hypnotizing..
That was actually "beautiful".
June 19th, 2006, 12:21 PM
And there are people in the world who don't consider puppetry a true artform...
...I feel so sorry for them...
June 19th, 2006, 02:34 PM
Hi-res photos. (http://www.nantes.fr/ext/royal_de_luxe_2005/)
The mastery of the construction of the puppets is amazing, this is extremely inspiring.