Puppets? What do puppets have to do with anything? Let’s just say that in 2011 The Muppet Movie grossed 187 million dollars. Enough said? At PHS we go out of our way to include some specialty niches. We like the idea that this might plant some creative seeds out in the production universe. In a time where more and more things are looking more and more alike, it is time to think out of the box, and that just might lead you to….dare I say puppets. Images in Motion was founded by two talented women Kamela Portuges and Lee Armstrong. This award winning team both had backgrounds in theatre but found their love of puppetry, design, and production led them to create Images in Motion.
Kamela has over 25 years in designing puppets for tv and film. Her work can be seen in Being John Malkovich, James and the Giant Peach, and a range of commercial projects for the likes of Best Buy, Panasonic. Round Table Pizza and more
Lee started out as a puppeteer for Jim Henson, and has produced award winning TV programs, and a long list of commercial projects.
Images In Motion is more then just puppets, in fact they can help you mix and match live action, puppets and animation. They do complete puppet building and design, and costumes, masks and create custom mascots. Their work encompasses, film, tv, commercials, education, web videos and more.
In addition to their creative services, and their passion and love for puppetry, they also happen to have a beautiful production stage and equipment for rent. Let’s face it once you are up in Sonoma it is pretty long drive to get to a city based sound stage. This dynamic duo has managed to put together a 29 x 27 stage with a 14’ movable lighting grid. Some of the other features of the stage include:
Curved hard wall cyc
Soundproofed and air conditioned
400 amps power
Full art, set and model shop
Light, grip and video packages
Complete Crews available.
Lighting/Stage Manager Bill Ferguson, experienced, and always pleasant is there to steer you in the right direction and make certain your shoot goes smoothly.
So see the rates for the stage and equipment rental click here
Recently Images in Motion has added a 3D full color, high rez printing to their services. This is great for prototypes, printing custom props, minatures, architectural and set designs etc. This new 3D printing technology is the shape of things to come. Come on folks, get with the program, OK? It’s not about going down the same old path time after time, but rather a journey where along the way you hope to expand your horizons. Expanding them with puppets? Why not? In any event, in our journey of discovery, it was a number of people we respect and trust that steered us towards Images in Motion, and now we are passing that along to you. See what they do, and try to imagine what they might be able to do for you. We like this team, and facility and think you will to. Another PHS find.