A Short Film Directed by Hugo Vadasz
Puppet made by Mikayla Hotton
Stop-Motion Animation by Lucy Davidson
2022 - Shot at Big House Arts
Premiered at St Kilda Film Festival 2023
Watch my animation from 00:00 - 00:35
I collaborated with the director, puppet designer and puppet builder to construct the fish lady. She was built with consideration to the scale of the set, making her skin a shiny fish texture and having internal wire structures to allow the mouth to open & close.
This was my first professional experience of animating a stop-motion puppet with physical performance and dialogue lip-sync. We shot the puppet in front of the live action set background, creating a forced perspective illusion.