synchronize the servo motions to
animate Papa in a convincing and
I had been practicing my
puppeteering skills and he slowly
began to come to life. First one arm,
then the other, and finally his torso
were responding. Each servo was
tweaked until he appeared in real life
just as I’d visualized him in my head.
(Figures 12A and 12B).
The stereo sound being supplied
by the Tenda audio board from
MDFLY (Resources Link 5) needed
some proper speakers to showcase
the wonderful audio track Pat had
provided. A Fender can amp to deliver
the volume and bass we sought was
placed between Papa and his
audience. This location was chosen in
order to minimize any noise the
audience might hear that was made
by the servos.
When it was time to film the
video, some premium Froggy’s Fog
was added to heighten the spooky
feel of Papa VooDoo’s performance.
The filming and editing was done by
my son, Bryan Koci — the owner of
Red Tie Photography (Resource Link