How Sam Raimi Used Live Puppetry and Performance Conferencing To Create ‘Oz The Great and Powerful’

Sam Raimi employs an interesting technique with having video monitors puppets take the place of characters that would be later dropped in digitally. Sam Raimi was faced with a predicament. Two of the characters in his upcoming film  Oz The Great and Powerful are completely fantastical (a flying talking monkey and a foot tall talking/walking breakable china ceramic doll) but Read MoreRead More

36 Stop Motion Animation Tutorials

Stop Motion is the culmination of practical effects, animation technique, and countless hours of hard work. From Clay-mation to LEGO brick animations – we’ve put together a list of 36 tutorials to help you make your characters come to life. Pictured above: Ray Harryhausen and his Skeleton Puppet for “Jason & The Argonauts” View the Read MoreRead More

Puppeteering Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from 1992

The third installment of the 90s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise saw All Effects Company taking over special effects duties from Jim Henson’s Creature shop. In this rare behind the scenes footage, a puppeteer demonstrates the complex hand controls for operating the facial expressions.Read More