Video: Lead puppet maker on Frankenweenie Andy Gent came into the FILMCLUB studio at the BFI London Film Festival and brought in some of the actual characters used in the film.

Profile: Stop-motion animation is a hugely collaborative process bringing together directors, sculptors, graphic designers and, perhaps most importantly, puppet makers.

Heading up the team on Tim Burton's Frankenweenie was Andy Gent, and he came into the FILMCLUB studio at BFI London Film Festival to give us a specialist insight into the process of making an animated feature film.

As well as Frankenweenie, Andy has worked on a number of other high profile films, including Fantastic Mr. Fox and Tim Burton's Corpse Bride.

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Andy Gent - lead puppet maker on Frankenweenie

  • Friday 19 October 2012 (suitable for Primary clubs): "There's 300 stitches on Sparky alone" - Andy Gent shows us how detailed stop-motion can be

    Friday 19 October 2012 (suitable for Primary clubs): "There's 300 stitches on Sparky alone" - Andy Gent shows us how detailed stop-motion can be

    Andy Gent gave our young reporter Andre an insight into the immense amount of work that goes into puppet making.

  • Friday 19 October 2012 (suitable for Secondary clubs): "It took one and a half years to make the first puppet" - Andy Gent talks about the process of puppet making

    Friday 19 October 2012 (suitable for Secondary clubs): "It took one and a half years to make the first puppet" - Andy Gent talks about the process of puppet making

    Stop-motion is a slow process, but hugely rewarding. Andy Gent brought in the actual puppets from Frankenweenie to give us an idea of how these models come to life on the big screen.

Andy Gent - lead puppet maker on Frankenweenie’s Films

  • Detail image from Fantastic Mr Fox

    Fantastic Mr Fox
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  • Detail image from The Iron Giant

    The Iron Giant
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  • Detail image from Tim Burton's Corpse Bride

    Tim Burton's Corpse Bride
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