I was senior mechanical designer for Queen of Hearts, built at Artem for the opening of the Olympics. A pop-up and inflatable puppet. It appeared alongside Voldemort and Captain Hook also made at Artem. The Queen’s bed had to rise three metres in the air – and with one person inside working the levers, it … Continue reading London Olympics 2012: Red Queen→
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 crew 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 performers with … Continue reading Godiva Awakes (2012)→
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.