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Invisible puppeteers?

Discussion in 'Puppet Building and Performing' started by piggy989piggy, May 6, 2016.

  1. piggy989piggy

    piggy989piggy Member

    It looks like they just cutted the video to a real person dancer are you sure its made with chromakey? is there any behind the scenes?
     
  2. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    Which one of these are you referring too?
     
  3. piggy989piggy

    piggy989piggy Member

    the second one,when you see MissPiggy's legs tapdancing
     
  4. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    I'm pretty sure that it is some one under Piggy's dress and moving her legs. I don't think it's a cut to a real person dancing but I could be wrong.
     
  5. Schfifty

    Schfifty Well-Known Member

    I'm amazed how they were able to do the cold opening for this SS episode...



    You can clearly see through the stairs under Elmo, and the shadows of his legs are on the wall of the step. So, are they using chroma key possibly? I can't think of another way other than that, because there's no way Elmo is being remote-controlled (aside from his feet, the mouth movements don't look like they're done remotely).
     
  6. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Seems like in cases like that, as primitive as it sounds, they use mirrors, and I think that's what they've done here - the planks and divide in the fence under the steps don't quite match the rest of the fence itself (not to mention it's not as shadowy as it should be), plus somehow, the lattice on the landing there appears to only cover the front, when it traditionally covered the back side as well.

    EDIT: Actually, looking at it again, I take it back: it's not just the fence that doesn't quite line up, but if you look at the vertical posts of the staircase, you'll see a point just below Elmo where they don't quite align properly either - so I suppose what they really did was take a shot without Kevin, then overlayed that where he would otherwise be seen; sort of like split screen, if you will.
     
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2016
  7. Bear Man

    Bear Man Active Member

    I think you might be over-thinking things! It looks to me like there's just some boards that resemble the fence just behind the stairs, in front of where the puppeteer would be. No need for post production tricks!
     


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