An important part of the original Mr. Rogers’ show was the World of Make Believe which was inhabited mainly by puppets and occasionally by humans. The Green Room’s world of make believe is inhabited by marionette style puppets inspired by the work of the artist, Josh Agle also known as SHAG. You can learn more about his work on his website. http://www.shag.com
The next thing we had to do was to chose the characters to be demonstrated and then actually build marionettes for the sizzle reel.
Visualizing SHAG in 3D
Picking out the SHAG characters and background was a fun exercise. We wanted to make sure we included a man and a woman character and also to make them diverse.
We narrowed it down to 2 characters in our pilot script:
SHAG has several existing three dimensional toys out such as those by Disney and others. So they were helpful to analyze how to interpret SHAGS work in the 3D world.
We did try to find someone to model them in 3D animation software through fivvr campaign. That proved to be disastrous. Poor attempts from 3rd parties to create a puppet in 3D programs are below.
We decided it would be best to do it the old fashioned way…
Stay tuned for Part 3.
The Green Room Sizzle Reel