Saturday, April 19, 2014

War Horse - TED Talks

Photo: National Theatre of Great Britain Website
I am off to see Warhorse again today.

Last night I  watched this wonderful 18 minute video about how the horse puppets were made.

If you have a chance, look at a few minutes of it to get a flavour of the incredible mechanism behind the puppet. The clip will show you how the horse is made, why it takes three puppeteers to have the horse move and will tell you how the whinnying sound of the horse is created by those puppeteers.

Here is the link. 

Thank you TED Talks.

If you make your way through that one, then this one takes you right to the factory where the horses are made.  A little slower video.  I loved seeing the hand mechanisms up close that control the movement.


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