Monday, March 29, 2010...9:32 pm

More from Rapunzel’s Flight creator Gustavo Arteaga

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It’s always nice to get some feedback from animators about Stop.Frame. Puppet animation is a bit neglected online, so the point about this blog is to publicise some of the animators working in the field and also give some practical help and advice to would-be stop-framers.

So I was really pleased to receive a comment from Wales-based Gustavo Arteaga, whose animation Rapunzel’s Flight won top place in the British Panorama section of the London International  Animation Festival.

Gustavo’s work is really interesting – quite dark and surreal, using real locations and natural lighting alongside the puppets. He’s now gone online with a web site –

On it you can find several more examples of his work – including an extract of the intriguing looking The Barter. It’s well worth a look – though as the films are hosted on his own site and not, say, on YouTube, they are quite small and you can’t expand them to full-screen. (And I can’t embed them here, either.)

There’s also a behind-the-scenes glimpse of his current project – a puppet adaptation of Rickie Lee Jones’s Altar Boy that I’m really looking forward to seeing.

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