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Visually Stunning Taiwanese Puppet Video

Just saw this visually stunning Taiwanese puppet video. They did a great job combining puppets and 3D animations together. I watched the video over and over for an hour admiring the work. Okay… that sounds a little obsessive, but it’s really good! The video doesn’t allow embedding though, so Click here to watch it over on Youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDUBjYxpzDA
(Remember to click on the HQ option for best quality.)

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To give a little bit of background information: The video is the opening theme for the new series by Pili, Taiwan’s biggest and longest running TV puppetry production. It was also used as an advertisement, first premiered at their own store (yes, they have their own stores selling Pili puppet related merchandise) for fans to come and take a peek at the newest episodes. The video is designed by Zheng Bao-Pin (鄭保品) whose amazing work integrating puppetry and animation has been featured on this site before. One of them was the opening theme to the previous Pili series, and the other is the Fearless video that’s been viral on the internet.

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Word is that Pili had hired him to do these opening themes after being impressed by the Fearless video. I don’t know if he will end up being one of the directors for the series, but this guy certainly has a lot of talent with videos like these.

Comments

  1. September 20th, 2009 | 11:23 pm

    […] Yup, sparkle, sparkle. It was a good-looking video, though it didn’t feel as amazing as the previous two. That doesn’t mean that they’ve stopped re-inventing themselves, but just mean that […]

  2. February 4th, 2010 | 5:20 am

    […] and a seamless combination of animation and puppetry. Unlike the previous opening themes (see here, here and here), this one does not have as much of a story. Instead it’s a showcase of all the […]

  3. August 17th, 2011 | 6:10 pm

    […] season of Pili, a martial arts themed puppet show that is insanely popular in Taiwan. According to Kelvin, this sequence was directed by Zhang Bao-Pin, who also created that awesome Chinese martial arts […]

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