Symphony of Puppets

man's best friend

Symphony of Puppets




“It all started in 1964 with my first film, ‘A Man’s Best Friend’; The magic of puppet animation had cast its spell over me and I was enchanted.”says Rod.This is the fascinating true story of a person’s love for puppets. Rod shares his life growing up in Natal and later in Johannesburg, South Africa. His hobbies and career at the SABC reveal a journey of puppetry from stop frame to the unique Micromation and Mechamation rod controlled puppets which were used in the well known ‘Wielie Walie’ and ‘Liewe Heksie’ series. This book is a first documenting of those pioneer years at SABCTV, and will be enjoyed by all those interested in the making of puppets for film and television. Rod generously shares his knowledge and experience in puppet making and includes some cost effective ‘how to’ information with many detailed illustrations.

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