On the Set
Before beginning to think of performing a puppet you have to make sure you have control of it. When new animators come to hold a puppet for the first time it often comes as a surprise that the puppets have to be secured to a floor of the set. I'm not sure whether they had assumed it was like drawings or CG where those lucky guys have managed to cheat gravity. In spite of all our tricks, we still need to balance a puppet when a character is ...