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Puppet Mechanism Basics: Eyes, Brows & Ears with BJ Guyer


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Title now available to WATCH in our On-Demand Library!

Puppet Mechanism Basics - Eyes, Eyebrows & Ears Part 1

Puppet Mechanism Basics - Eyes, Eyebrows & Ears Part 2

 

In this 12 Hour Rebroadcast, you'll learn to create simple yet effective mechanisms for your hand & rod puppets with master fabricator and puppet performer, BJ Guyer (Muppet's Wizard of Oz, Crank Yankers). With his engaging teaching style and easy-to-follow instruction, Guyer will show you how to design, build and install a range of mechanical devices you can use to bring your puppets to life, from basic eye blinks and brow moves, to animating ears and other facial features. 

Whether you're a hobbyist or a professional puppet maker, this REBROADCAST Webcourse will teach you the techniques you need to take your skills to the next level. Don't miss it!

 

WEBCOURSE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Introduction to Tools & Materials
  • Building the Eye Mechanism
  • Brow, Ear & Whisker Mechanisms
  • Standardizing your Mechanisms
  • Mechanical Installation
  • Designing & Assembling Triggers

 

 

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Course Curriculum

DAY ONE
  • Materials for Eye Mechanisms
  • Building the Eye Mechanisms
  • Fitting the Eye Mechanisms into Puppets
  • Standardization of Mechanisms
  • Designing, Building & Installing a Trigger

WORKSHOP STUDENT HOMEWORK:  Design your project. Decide which facial features to mechanize, best approach, and the materials necessary to execute your plan. Post Homework in Forum. DUE AUGUST 28th

DAY TWO
  • Materials for Eye, Brow, Ear & Whisker Mechanisms
  • Building Eye, Brow, Ear & Whisker Mechanisms
  • Mechanism Installation
  • Designing, Building & Installing Triggers

WORKSHOP STUDENT HOMEWORK: Complete your puppet mechanism. Puppet installation optional. Post video on Forum. DUE SEPTEMBER 4th

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