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In Spring 2009 I was approched by Ben Lister and Victoria Emes of Antidote Productions to create puppets for an independent music promo of Lisa Li-Lund’s ‘Bloodface’.

Made on a tiny budget, it involved a very dedicated team to produce using many tricks to get the desired effects. It was a valuable experience that introduced me to some very talented individuals and taught me a lot about film making.

The miniature figures were made with an aluminum skeleton covered with carved and laminated balsa wood. The underwater shots worked incredibly well have led to me thinking about making some aquatic marionettes at some point in the future. It was very enjoyable to work on such a small scale but I would approach many things differently if I had a chance to do it again.

The video was my first opportunity to do a little puppeteering myself as proffessional Jeremy Bidgood (Pangolin’s Teatime) is limited by how many hands he has. Set designer and textile artist David Curtis-Ring made an incredible environment for our characters and the creepy undead puppets that drag our ‘Lisa’ to her watery death. We were all soaking wet by the end of it, but it was a lot of fun in getting there.

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