From June 2010 through May 2011, I was part of an independent studio here in Chicago called Colorphony Creations. Here, I was part of a project called The Magic Boat, a children's puppet show. My role on this webisode series was Animator, Prop Maker, Set Designer, Editor, Foley Artist, and Co-creator.
These puppets were created by me for the introduction of the show. They are stop-motion puppets ranging from three inches to seven inches in height. Each puppet is structured with a metal skeleton with working joints. Their bodies are carved from upholstery foam and dressed with fabric.
|Fin and Shep Crow Brothers|
|Brother Abbot, Rynan, and Cap'n Gown|
|Chef Otter, Caroline, and Brother Bear|
These are the hand puppets used in the webisodes. They are about two to three feet in height. All are made from upholstery foam and fabric.
|Rynan, Brother Bear, and Brother Abbot|
|Cap'n Gown, Chef Otter, Caroline|
|Shep and Fin Crow Brothers|
In early 2011, The Magic Boat received a grant to perform live shows in the park of Wicker Park. I was part of the set design and prop making department.
|Shep, Brother Bear, Cap'n Gown, and Brother Abbot|
|Bee Costume, Part of Set, Boot Prop|
|The Magic Boat Live Show|
Here is one of the most current webisodes of The Magic Boat. To view all the episodes, visit their website!