Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire

Emma McEneaney 

BA [Hons] 3D Design Modelmaking + Digital Art

Growing up, I was always building and creating different things and drawing constantly, I never would have dreamt back then that I would be doing a course in exactly that and hopefully going to make a career out of it in the future. The skills I have learned here at IADT have prepared me to hopefully go on and build a successful career for myself in the film/tv/theatre industry building props, sets and puppets.

"Hans My Hedgehog" Puppet

My Final Year project is a one metre tall puppet that can be fully articulated with the aid of detachable rods. The character is based off a part man part hedgehog character from a Grimm Brother's fairy-tale called "Hans My Hedgehog". It is a puppet that would be made a film or tv show where CGI would be used to remove the rods and puppeteers. I chose to make a puppet like this as it would allow me to show off all the different skills I've learned in my 4 years at IADT along with other skills, skills such as character design, puppet making, sculpting, plaster moulding, latex casting, painting, wig making and sewing.