The Making Of Thunderbirds 1965

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For those late to this shindig: Thunderbirds was a program from the mid-1960s that used puppets and a technique called Supermarionation.

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Three episodes from that time that were produced especially for audio — 45RPM vinyl records — are being turned into episodes using the same techniques as the original series. Funding was via a Kickstarter campaign that set a record for film projects.

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Holy cow, was this video great to watch!

I’m even more astonished that it’s free on YouTube (see end of post).

The people who made the Thunderbirds 1965 episodes:

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Some bits:

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No CGI, but this was done to get the measurements for the set re-creations:

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And here’s the big difference between film and VR, in one shot:

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What people will see is on the right:

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Yeah, try to 360 that.

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The people who made the making of video:

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And now the video, which is wonderful:

Thunderbirds 1965 – Documentary

Previously here:

The REAL Thunderbirds Progresses

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