Filming puppets

Film professional Steven Ritz-Barr has an interesting new article online titled: “Real-time Animation: Puppet Film Challenges – Concept to Final Edit“. He’s talking here about filming real puppets, but there seem to be some lessons to be drawn for digital iClone puppeteers…

“This article will explore the challenges inherent in conceiving, creating, and operating puppets to be filmed in real time with any puppet style or combination of operating styles. These are reflections based largely upon a direct experience with puppetry in commercial & art films/ TV in Los Angeles and Paris.”