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The Making of Doctor Puppet: Part 2

by Kenny Hoeschen

Alisa Stern shares more details on how she creates the wonder Doctor Puppet series. We recently had a short video on the making of Episode 4 and now we get more information on the basics of creating a puppet show like Doctor Puppet. Beginning with the aluminum wire armature beneath the puppet she uses and using plumber’s putty and liquid latex to make the body and hands. She can only get 1-2 minutes of animation out of the puppet before the aluminum armature breaks and needs to be replaced.

Alisa shares her tips for creation of the Doctor Puppet’s head with aluminum foil, Super Sculpey modeling clay, a wig made from hair extensions, and a sticker for the mouth that can be swapped out for various expressions.

Finally, Alisa tells us about how she makes the costumes for the puppets. Upholstery foam fills out the arms and legs and she then searches for matching fabric with a pattern to the scale of the puppets.

It’s incredible the work that goes behind stop-motion animation and we love the Doctor Puppet series. Keep up the great work, Alisa!

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