Puppetry Perspective 2021
Directed By Lucy Hall and Marc Parrett
Composed by Charlie Jenkins
The starting point for this piece was a video by Meiro Koizumi showing an interview with a veteran of the Sino-Japanese War who was now suffering from dementia.
Working as a group leader with first year and MA students,
we based our piece on different aspects of the elderly. I decided to have my man seated on a park bench, with a radio and pigeon for company.
My initial sketches were quickly done, with a thin liner and were continuous line. I felt this lent towards the idea of being old and wire-y, from which grew the concept of adding figures by bending wire.
During this process I developed skills in puppet mechanisms, foam carving and Plastazote pattern cutting.
Due to Covid Restrictions we were performing to small groups outside. The soundscape, created by my composer, was played though the small radio.
A Frog's Life
Creative Director and Group Leader Ruby Brown
Music by Chloe Dickens and Mary Johnson
The Puppeteers Ruby Brown, Lucy Ruff, Sabirin Osman and Vada Baldwin
This was an at-home puppetry project, working in groups to make a film. Our starting point was based on amphibians and our final video followed the life of a father and his son.
Using Adobe Premiere Pro for film editing and green screen work.
Puppets made from rubber gloves and cardboard.