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Life-Size George Harrison Marionette

Discussion in 'Puppet Building and Performing' started by Unknown Delight, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. MelissaY1

    MelissaY1 Well-Known Member

    The George marionette is AMAZING!!! As a huge fan of the Beatles as a group and all the members' solo work, to see a marionette of George Harrison and not just "Beatle George" is a delight. The likeness is incredible!!
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    Hi Melissa!
    Many thanks for your kind words...as i am delighted to hear your comments regarding 'George'!
    Yes, i was adament about having him be portrayed as himself, as a solo artist, instead of the far more common representation one sees of 'Beatle George'. I am glad you noticed this...and thank you for you compliment regarding his apprearence.

    A lot of love went into this project, and a lot of nitpicky detailing that some would label as possibly being on the borders of 'obsessive'..ha ha! It was all done to give 'George' a realistic appearence both in looks and movement.
    If you are interested in learning more about this project, please visit the Facebook Page i have set up for 'George Harrison Marionette'. LOTS of stuff there to see and read...check it out! A link is above in one of my earlier posts.

    I have GREAT news for those here who enjoy the videos of 'George' in action performing....

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    The recent editing session was a success and the FULL final version the "Life Itself" Performance Video is now complete and ready for release!

    Monday, August 29th will see the full version of "Life Itself" released.
    'George' turns in a wonderful performance...perhaps his best to date.

    I am so pleased to finally see this video completed.
    It has been a very long road ...almost a year now since the first ideas came about for how to approach this particular song. I never thought it would take all this time to finish it, but the delay most certainly made the final video far better then it would have been if it had been completed earlier this year. The new tools i have availible have had a very positive effect on the final release.

    After all the preperation, considerations, and actual production work...at last it is finished and ready to be shared!

    Watch for the link here on Monday!

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    Two more photos from the video....

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  3. MelissaY1

    MelissaY1 Well-Known Member

    I'm definitely joining the Facebook page. Can't wait to watch the videos at home (no YouTube allowed here at work!)
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    Thanks Melissa...i hope you enjoy what you see!

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    Some new photos of 'George' to share....as he recently dressed in some attire more befitting for the weather.

    A moody shot....
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    ...and a nicer portrait.
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    Yesterday i spent some creative time with 'George'...seemed appropriate considering the date.
    Some new ideas had come to me for a few photos , so the resulting 'photo shoot' produced some new images ready for sharing.

    Hope you enjoy....

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    "That bloke looks familiar...!"
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    An update ....

    Yesterday saw the re-lauch of the 'George Harrison Marionette Facebook Page' in a new reformatted visual style. The fresh new look really brings a nice vibe to the Page.

    If you have not visited for some time, or are a newbie to this project, stop on over and check it out here :

    [URL="http://www.facebook.com/?sk=welcome#!/pages/George-Harrison-Marionette/108744329145003[/URL]

    Here is a recent photo of 'George' enjoying one of his favourite pastimes....

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  7. Puppetainer

    Puppetainer Member

    Thanks for the notice! I don't think I ever got to your Facebook page before. Now I've "Liked" the new one. Always great to keep up with your amazing work!
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    Thank you Puppetainer for your kind words and i am glad you like the Page !

    It is the best spot to get the latest updates related to the project. Right now work is slowly moving forward on the next video production.
    Looking forward to letting *George* do more then just play his guitars and sing. Much like his namesake, he can do so much more !

    Thank you for your enthusiasim!

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    Spring has returned, and now that the trees are in bloom the beautiful setting inspired a quick photo session recently with 'George'. The surroundings made for some charming photos.

    A new series of images are forthcoming, as well as a short video filmed during this impromptu photo session.


    Watch for them very soon!

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    Today sees the release of the short video made during a recent photo session with our favourite gardner.

    Enjoy this brief minute of Springtime!

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    A new photo to share that was captured today.

    Makes for a nice reminder to get outside and enjoy the May flowers....

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    Two recent photo sessions featuring 'George' have yeilded some charming images of him enjoying the greenery outdoors, and some uke time indoors.
    This new collection of images are the first digital photos of the marionette and feature the sharpest images to date, revealing details that had yet to be seen until now. Over 60 new photos were taken in total, with two dozen or so well worth sharing.

    These new photos will be posted on the 'George Harrison Marionette' Facebook Page every other day or so over the next month, for those interested.
    To view the photos in better clarity, be sure to click the cropped images shown on the main page.


    Direct link to those already on Facebook :
    http://www.facebook.com/?sk=welcome#!/pages/George-Harrison-Marionette/108744329145003.


    A small handful of a select few of favourites will be shared right here for your viewing pleasure...beginning with this lovely photo.

    Enjoy!

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    A new series of photos featuring *George* was created a few days ago.
    Nothing like some lovely weather to get inspired by...and a certain gardner as well!

    This *denim garden* series is one of the best set of images yet, as the clarity of the pictures ( digital...at last!) allows for details to be seen that previously could not be. The charming setting also adds a lot of appeal to the images, and *George* looks quite happy to be outside surrounded by greenery.

    The main inspiration to create these photos came from a interesting source....

    I was recently given a copy of Mr.Harrison*s *Brainwashed* CD from a friend overseas as a gift, and the photo of George contained in it ( wearing his blue denim shirt, seated outside on the grounds of FP ) inspired this photo shoot.

    So here are some of the better photos from the shoot...enjoy!

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    Enjoying a garden retreat...on a fine Summer afternoon.


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    Gazing skyward, *George* seems pleased that there are no clouds on the horizon...


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    Blissed out....


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    Some more handsome images of *George* that were recently captured....


    Portrait with his favourite uke....

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    Posing with a Gibson, awaiting the chance to jam with someone....

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    A photo with.....himself..?
    Sort of....

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    A new, updated *Behind the Strings* video is currantly being put together.
    Filming just wrapped after a 3-day shoot, and footage is now being edited together.

    This new version will take viewers behind the curtain to see what it takes to bring this marionette to life when performing. A closer look at how it happens, with some clearer examples of the process, will be featured. A lot of people seem to think this is some type of animatronic, or robotic creation...but all movements are controlled simply by pulling nylon strings. The new *Behind the Strings* video will make that visually clear, and provide a interesting overview of how it all works.

    Also included in this forthcoming new video is a few fun surprises for those watching....including some tunes being performed that should make viewers smile.

    During the filming, a series of stunning photos was taken...perhaps some of the best to date showing *George* enjoying his guitars and ukes before the camera.

    Here is a selection of some of my favourites.

    Enjoy!

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    Today sees the release of the new behind-the-scenes featurette *Behind The Strings - Revisited*


    In this new video, viewers get a close up look into what is involved in performing with this character.

    Also included are snippets of *George* performing new segments of a few of his compositions as a added delight.


    Enjoy!


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  17. Furshizzle

    Furshizzle New Member

    friendly lookin chap
    Unknown Delight likes this.
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    Happy Halloween !


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    Seasons Greetings to All !

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    A gardner at heart, even in the wintertime....

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