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 first thing we had to do was research how other marionettes were made and make a simplified version of them for the purposes of demonstration for the sizzle reel.
Looking at armatures of other marionettes.
Olvera Street sells cheap little marionettes very simply crafted. It was this style that we ended up using for the sake of the demo. The actual show will require more complex marionette action.
We also looked at videos of Thunderbirds are a go, Team America, and other random armatures
Here is producer Mary-Margaret backstage at the Bob Baker Marionettes Theater in downtown Los Angeles
Stay tuned for Part 2!