The exaggerated platform shoes were based on a genuine 60s pair, but with the addition of giant four and half-foot high soles made from polystyrene, then covered in fibreglass and painted.The existing shoes were then solidly mounted to the soles using metal plates and given aluminium leg braces so that Noddy had greater stability and … Continue reading Nobby’s Crisps commercial (2008)→
For this promo, director Kevin Godley envisaged a radio-controlled camera mounted on a 120-metre rollercoaster track that wove its way around and through the band. The car team: Mark, Ken, Doug and Robin.
Made with animatronics designer and puppeteer Mark Hunter, at Hot House. Models. The real dog was not happy to see his puppet double so we had to keep it covered up. TV viewers complained 150 times about exaggerated slapstick with the demented terrier attacking its owner.
The Lazytown characters are very well known in their home country of Iceland. We worked with Lazytown Inc there to translate these characters from their existing theatre, cartoon and illustration incarnations into sophisticated Banraku-style puppets for a TV pilot. They were part hand-operated and part animatronic.
Two 40-foot hydraulic sperm whales made in the Uk and Amsterdam. The tail had the mechanism placed into the mould – and then it took twelve hours to pour in the silicone .The whales we made were tested in the harbour … Continue Reading ››