DingStars: The Lamp

From sketch to the finished puppet.

One of my DingStar-puppets. This one is exceptionally not manipulated from below but from above. (That’s why the upper rim of the lampshade will never be seen on screen.) A rod, fixed to an elastic is used to push down the lower lip of the puppet. Reducing the pressure on the rod and with that on the elastic will cause the mouth to close in a quite natural way.

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DingStars: Die Lampe

Von der Entwurfsskizze zur fertigen Puppe.

Einer meiner DingStars. Diese Puppe wird ausnahmsweise mal nicht von unten gespielt, sondern von oben. (Deshalb wird man auch nie den oberen Rand des Lampenschirms sehen.) Ein von oben geführter Stab schiebt die Fransenborte zum Öffnen des Mundes nach unten. Da federnd gelagert, schließt sich der Mund bei nachlassendem Druck von oben wieder automatisch.

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DingStars: talking things

Preparation for a new show on BR – Bayerischer Rundfunk. I’m going to produce clips that will be used to introduce the show’s guests.
The audio level is going to be a real audio survey about the prevailing guest. Later on, I will build puppets from every-day items and animate their mouthes to the voices of the prerecorded survey.
That’s going to be big fun.