Zog
A Savannah Kids adaptation of the story by Julia Donaldson Axel Scheffler

Light Box Puppet Show FREE Craft Activity
The kit features instructions of how to create your own simple lightbox at home, as well as Savannah's puppet templates for Zog, Madam Dragon, Princess Pearl and Gadabout the Great!

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Stop Frame Animation Puppets
Below you can see all the puppets created for the stop frame animation!
 

Behind the Scenes

Set up
Set up

This is my home set up for working on stop frame animation. I created a stand to rest camera on using foam core and a strip of perspex.

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Puppets
Puppets

Madam dragon torso and pink dragon.

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Traditional Shadow Puppetry
Traditional Shadow Puppetry

My process began as traditional shadow puppetry. Only after a few weeks of operating the puppets on a screen like this, did I realise that it would be more successful as a stop frame animation

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Set up
Set up

This is my home set up for working on stop frame animation. I created a stand to rest camera on using foam core and a strip of perspex.

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About the storytelling

Learn to read and follow along/sing along with the story "Zog" by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler. Performed as a song by Savannah Kids.

An accident-prone dragon is desperate to impress his teacher at Dragon School, while becoming friends with a powerful princess.

This musical storytelling features music written & arranged by PHIL MARKS www.philmarks-music.com
Vocals, artwork, puppets, animation and video by Savannah Zwi

 

Another version
Here's another version of Savannah Kids telling the story "Zog" recorded in 2020.