Bringing Ideas to Life

Welcome to our site

WHAT WE DO

Do you have a character in your head that you would like to see become a reality?  Want to use a puppet in your next online marketing campaign? How about a internal staff training video performed by puppets? We understand the frustration that comes along with trying to find a place that can built the characters you need then professionally shoot them in a way where puppeteers can’t be seen, lip sync is perfect and eye line is focused properly. 

 

The Creature Works Studio is a puppet building and performing company dedicated in producing high quality and memorable characters for any media outlet. 

ABOUT US

We have been in the puppet building business for more than 20 years!  Making puppets for live events, commercials, TV and big screen. Everything we build is handmade using the best materials required for your character. Our rod puppets are built with premium materials and parts unique to your characters specifications. Every puppet is meticulously handcrafted; none of our puppets are mass produced. This ensures that each puppet is individual and very unique.

The best projects are ones where collaboration with other artists is involved. We pride ourselves in bringing together other artists from a broad range of backgrounds to assist us. From character designers, wardrobe, set designers to VFX people. Our range of contacts are vast and depending on the job at hand we may contract these individuals to assist us in bringing your ideas to life.

Gallery

Come visit our gallery of creature creations!

SERVICES

Puppet Productions

We have an extensive background in film and television and are able to see your production through from beginning to end. Contact us for more information!

We Sell Puppets!

Do you have a custom character you want to bring to life for a play, commercial or television/Internet production? We will work with you to get you the highest quality puppet. Look below to see the puppets we offer and how to order them.

Puppet Building Workshops

Ever dream of being able to manipulate objects with your mind? How about taking the first step and move them with your hands? Learn how to manipulate puppets properly and in a safe, non-judgemental class. Class date and times coming soon!

PRICES

Prices vary on design complexity and materials used. If you are interested in ordering a puppet simply click on the link below and fill out the form. We will contact you shortly after to discuss the project. Prices below do not include special mechanisms such as eye blinks, brow movements etc.

Generic Puppets

$300-$550

These puppets are made for practicing your skills as a puppeteer or as a gift for a friend. These puppets are cut all from existing patterns.

Look-a-like Puppets

$550-Up

Send us a photo and let us work our magic! We will fashion a puppet to look like a family member, friend, co-worker. Great idea for retirements, parties, birthdays and anniversaries. Some custom work may be done for wardrobe and facial features.

Custom Puppet

$1000-Up

Need a custom professional puppet built that is screen ready? These puppets are one of a kind, made flawless for live, TV, film or internet performances.

Interested in a puppet? Click the button below.

PROCESS

DESIGN AND PAPERWORK

Contact us and filled out the information we need to build you a puppet. We will provide you with a quote. Simply agree to the quote by signing it and returning to us a copy.

FOAM PATTERNING

We begin to make crude forms in foam based on the designs provided. Pattern are then taken and developed into the characters final form. Photos and a video showing puppet movement will be taken and sent to you upon approval.

FABRIC PATTERNING

We begin to pattern for the puppets fabric coverings. Some features are also developed and pinned on. We pin down the final fabric coverings and send you photos for approval.

FEATURES AND CLOTHING

Sewing of the fabric starts and mock up features are created and pinned. Clothes are made. Rods for the hands are also made.

FINISHING TOUCHES

Features attached upon approval. Finishing touches and cleaning up seams and other finishing work is done. Final photo and video is sent before shipping.

SHIPPING

Once approved, the puppet is boxed and shipped.

Blog

Puppet Budgeting 101

PUPPET BUDGETING 101 Before opening up the spreadsheet there are a few questions I want you to ask yourself: 1) How much does it cost

Read More »

When Puppet People Meet

I met Kristi Ann Holt and her daughter yesterday on a Puppet/Fleece exchange 🙂  Kristi has her own studio –Anarkiti and builds amazing hand crafted

Read More »

Starting anew…

So I managed to integrate the old Puppeteers Unite! Blog on my personal blog. It would be a shame to have years of blog posts

Read More »

www.thecreatureworksstudio.com

0

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.