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I have been the Animatronic Effects Supervisor for the AFLAC Insurance "Duck" commercials since the introduction of the character in 1999. I included two close-ups here as a tribute to the great crew I had. Together we generated the original three puppets in three and a half weeks. Pat Rummans handled all the feather work and developed many innovative solutions. Jason Matthews took care of all the artwork. Rich Haugen and Jeff Edwards tackled the animatronics and rigging. Jessica Serna, a hair-stylist, was brought on the team to whiten the color of the feathers. For subsequent spots additional puppets were fabricated for specific performance requirerments.

Additional puppeteering and fabrication for later campaigns was done by:

Jim Charmatz
Tony McCray
Keith Marbory
Jon "JD" Dawe
Lisa Reinert
Gary Yee
Jeff Diest
Pedro Valdez
Richard Landon
Lindsay Macgowan
J. Alan Scott
Matt Heimlich
Argen Tuiten
Rick Galinson
Javier Contreas
Rodrick Khachatoorian

AFLAC Duck Photo Gallery coming 2007

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