Tchaikovsky Puppet in Timelapse Film

Lat­er this year, Bar­ry JC Purves will debut a pup­pet ani­ma­tion film that inter­prets the life and work of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, the great Russ­ian com­pos­er. You can’t watch any final footage quite yet. But you can enjoy a time­lapse video that brings you inside the actu­al ani­ma­tion process. Here’s a quick descrip­tion of what you’re see­ing, as writ­ten by Joe Clarke, the camera/lighting man on the film.

Whilst work­ing on the film I shot this series of time-laps­es with the help of stu­dents. Instead of just leav­ing the cam­era to click away at set inter­vals, we man­u­al­ly took a frame in synch with the frames Bar­ry was tak­ing as he ani­mat­ed, show­ing the pup­pet mov­ing at his intend­ed 25fps, almost!

You can find some excel­lent still images of the Tchaikovsky pup­pet on Clarke’s web­site here. And don’t miss the actu­al voice of Tchaikovsky Cap­tured on an Edi­son Cylin­der cir­ca 1890 here.

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