Demo of Loki puppet for auditions
- A first concept for Thor’s head
- Thor’s body and playing with Loki’s face
- Demo of Loki puppet for auditions
- Odin’s concept and paper trials.
- Odin assembly: Photos from Odd and the Frost Giants
- Assembling Thor for Odd and the Frost Giants
- Assembling rehearsal Loki for Odd and the Frost Giants.
- Odd – Set Model!
- Loki’s face, take one
- Assembly of Thor’s head for Odd and the Frost Giants
- Would you like to visit me and see some puppets?
- Heading home, with pictures of the puppets
- A Peek at Odd rehearsal
- Tech rehearsal – just pictures
- Odd and the Frost Giants – Up and Running
I wrote this up for Rob Kimbro, the director of Odd and the Frost Giants. He is auditioning actors and needs a rehearsal puppet.
And as the final visual aid — sorry I can’t be there — here is me moving the mockup. What I want you to look for in the auditioners is a sense of breath and that the puppet is looking at things.
Ideally, they’ll have an idea of how long the puppet’s “stride” is and maintain a consistent relationship with their imaginary ground.
In the video, I’m looking at the camera, because I thought the audio was working so I was telling you what to look for. For actual performance, I would want the puppeteer’s focus to be on the puppet’s head or center back. The puppeteer should strive to keep their own body as neutral as possible, particularly since there are moments, later, when we will need to distinguish between puppeteer and actor.