This cute little guy is a mock up for my project, an adaptation of my previous stop-motion puppets. A simple rod puppet with a few posable elements that can change expression from scene to scene. Since it's live puppetry, editing will be part of the equation (stop-marionette? rod-motion?) I tinkered around with green screening the rods out, but I think seeing them manipulate the puppet adds to the charm.
I'm moving in this direction because stop-motion, though fantastic, just takes too damn long. I'm a slow mover and the thought of putting in the mental effort to animate after a long time building a puppet and set is exhausting. If your drive is to tell stories, then you want to pick the avenue that enables instead of hinders. Fear not, stopmo is still on the menu.