The set building process: First, there was an inspirational. Then (and those photos I spare you) I started to do a small plastillin blocking and drew rough groundplans of the buildings visible in the inspirational. Then Eugen Kelle started blocking in 3-D until we had a set big enough for the camera move and sent
A lot of work has been done so far – and in between Sinem´s updates from the shoot I will try to squeeze in more documentation on puppets and sets – even though they are done and infront of the camera already. Here´s Kara´s neutral facial and some pictures of how she got her long
Our main character Kara lives with a marionette double, who appears on stage in the teaser. Through a recommendation we discovered the marionette workshop Prague where we got in contact with Mirek Trejtnar. We asked him to carve a tiny!! wooden marionette from our drawings and build a stop motion replica with ball-and-socket armature for
The few props we have in the teaser were crafted by Nina Milarch at Steegmüller Skulpturen. The bus, which is work-in-progress in this picture, is built by Pablo Pinkus.
After several tests searching for the best-suited material, Agata Rojek made our Marionette Theater curtain from thin and tricky-to-sew silk. Hers was not an easy task: the curtain had to be animatable, thick enough to not see through to the back but thin enough to allow a shadow play with back-lit characters. The result turned
Here are some more set elements from the marionette stage, which was built in Ruit. The stage is finished and waiting for set-up for the shoot by now. The beautiful paint work was done by Susanna Jerger.
It´s about time we introduced our set building team and their work. At Steegmüller-Skulpturen in Ruit, close to Stuttgart, the fabulous four Susanna Jerger (Head of Set Building), Jörg Steegmüller, Pablo Pinkus and Nina Milarch work hard to give our puppets a stage. And with a stage they started. We know, of course, about the
It’s one more of Olaf´s brilliant armatures. And it already has Mr Fleas’ personality.
Anne Breymann worked on Mr. Fleas. She did a fur mock-up – very quick and very much to the point. We immediately liked the colour and the look of it – a bit ‘street cat-shabby’, but seemingly a cat in good health.