Who’s that at the back of the bus is a short horror film made by Phil Hardy. It required a large emporer penguin puppet and I had a lot of fun making one for the short film. I had the challenge of trying to build a huge emperor penguin to a tight budget and deadline. but this was such a fun job and really a very simple puppet and it was a joy working with the folks at art omnivores.
I am a professional puppet maker and creature creator. Also I design, illustrate, sculpt and fabricate. I have a performance background as both an actor and puppeteer. So when I develop characters and build puppets I always approach the project from the point of view of the performer. Due to this I strive to build characters that are engaging and believable, whilst making them a joy to perform. Allowing the puppeteer to get the maximum and most versatile performance out of them. I have worked in puppets and creature FX for a number of years; spanning TV, Film, theatre and online mediums. Please do take a look through my galleries: <a href=”https://chrisbarlow.me/puppet-maker/”>puppets</a>, <a href=”https://chrisbarlow.me/illustration/”>Illustration</a>, <a href=”https://chrisbarlow.me/sculpture/”>sculpture</a>, <a href=”https://chrisbarlow.me/production-design/”>Design</a> or you can look over my <a href=”https://chrisbarlow.me/experience/”>experience</a> to see some of the clients and projects I have worked on over the years. if your interested in any of my work please don’t hesitate to <a href=”https://chrisbarlow.me/#contact”>contact me</a>.