CHAPTER 14

Crafting the Film Look with Puppets and Miniature Sets

Gods of the Flies (2012), directed by Danger Charles, United States, 5:53 min

Technical: Canon 60D, 18–135 mm f/3.5–5.6 lens, tripod, cinema slider.

Danger Charles fell in love with the dark side of Jim Henson's puppetry—specifically The Dark Crystal (1982), and he's wanted to make a film with puppets ever since. But he thought it took itself too seriously and after watching Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (2002), and listening to how they made this martial arts spoof—he decided that there's a way to have fun making movies. The`y “just sounded like they were having so much fun making this movie,” Charles says in an interview. And that's when he decided ...

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