Frankenweenie

2011

  Tim Burton’s animation film, Sparky mechanics sketch. Tim Burton’s animation film I worked in the puppet department under Andy Gent improving the armature design of Sparky the dog. It was first designed by Mackinnon & Saunders but such a small creature is tricky for the animators to make work and needed their input and … Continue reading Frankenweenie


Godiva Awakes

2011

A six metre tall walking puppet of Lady Godiva for Coventry and London 2012. It was made with a team at Artem under Nick Martin. I was part of the team on general design and then focused on the head movements. See the completed puppet on this site. http://www.imagineerproductions.co.uk/content_links/6567/view The puppet is activated by four … Continue reading Godiva Awakes


Hussein Chalayan: Wig

2011

A very big challenge this job, for an art project ‘I am sad Leyla‘ by Hussein Chalayan, and displayed at ‘Galerist’ in Istanbul, the team made a wig that and changed styles . Fringe  and  hair length grew  and went short again. We have layers of scull caps with to cope with the different actions.


Lady Gaga: Living Dress

2009

This was made in London at Baker Coogan under Pete Brook from Jim Henson’s Creature shop in LA. Headed by Vin Burnham I was responsible for the leading the mechanical team creating the moving parts.


Demons ITV series

2009

Coulier Harrison SFX Senior animatronic designer Fantastical drama series on ITV,  a contemporary spin on the legacy of Bram Stoker’s Dracula set above and beneath the streets of modern-day London with Philip Glenister and Mackenzie Crook.


Lulu Guinness: Singing Handbag

2009

Mechanical hand bag with singing bird, I had experts introduction into Victorian mechanical music boxes  at Automatomania in Scotland who also did the feathering. Electronics was by David Buckley in Manchester and the fantastic making off film below was by  Dee Koppang.


Bunny Town

2008

Baker Coogan for Disney Head SFX coordinator/prop master and specials effect. .


Fantastic Mr Fox

2008

20th Century Fox: Wes Anderson One of the lead puppet makers at the 3 Mills studio under Andy Gent.


Merlin

2008

Merlin is a British fantasy-adventure television programme, first broadcast on BBC One in September 2008,  loosely based on the Arthurian legends of the young wizard Merlin.


Nobby’s Crisps commercial

2008

The exaggerated platform shoes were based on a genuine 60s pair, but with the addition of giant 4.5 feet high soles made from polystyrene before covering them in fibreglass and painting them.


Keane Pop Video

2007

For this promo director Kevin Godley envisaged a radio controlled camera mounted on a 120 meter rollercoaster track that weaved its way around and through the band.