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Images in Motion has an Emmy award winning team of artists with a wide array of skill & experience.   Let us put that extra spark  into your next project!


Images In Motion has a talented pool of individuals that share a common philosophy, there should be quality, care, and a spark of magic in each production



Lee started out as a TV puppeteer for Jim Henson's "Fraggle Rock." Her credits include “Being John Malkovich" “MonkeyBone” “Follow That Bird” “Mustard Pancakes” for PBS, “Little Leaps” for Leapfrog Toys, etc. 

Her commercial credits include AXE, Best Buy, Mercedes Benz, Round Table Pizza, etc. She is the recipient of two Regional Emmys as producer/writer & puppeteer. Lee is the Video Production Consultant for Puppeteers of America. Lee has a degree in Theater and received two Canada Council grants for her work in puppetry. She has taught numerous courses in puppetry, including “Jim Henson and the Art of the Muppets” at UCSC.



Kamela has a MA in Theater and Business and is the recipient of 3 Emmys as writer, production design and puppeteer. Kamela started work as a special effects artist at Chris Walas studios on “The Fly 2” before starting Images In Motion.  Her TV & film credits include “MonkeyBone” and “James and the Giant Peach” for Skellington Productions “Being John Malkovich” for Gramercy Pictures, “Life Aquatic” for Touchstone Pictures, “Bicentennial Man” for Columbia, etc. She also is an expert puppet rigger and builds radio and cable controls for puppets. Fascinated by movement, Kamela also creates animations. Ms. Portuges is a talented sculptor and has created countless puppets for IIM, including the “Being John Malkovich” marionettes, and toy prototypes for Leapfrog Toys, Galoob Toys, Simple Wishes, etc. She has moved into the 3D world, now designing and printing puppets,. She also does full color 3D prints for two "unnamed animation companies" in the Bay Area.


Co-owner/Designer/Mold Maker/Sculptor/Welder

Kieron brings an extremely diverse set of skills in wood, metal and a variety of other materials. He co-designs and builds TV puppet sets for award winning productions, does radio and cable controls, sculpture, graphic arts and animation. He has added his artistry to all IIM projects. He has also moved into the realm of 3D printing.  He has molded and cast well over 500 character display maquettes for two "unnamed animation companies" for the last 12 years. His work has been a key part of videos that have earned awards from the National Ad Council, the Telly Awards, Parent’s Choice, DOVE  and KidsFirst.  


Lighting Designer/Consultant

Bill gives visual appeal to each production he works on.  His non-puppet work includes credits with ABC, NBC, CBS, 3 Economic Summits, 2 World Series and the Olympics. He has lit everyone, from the Pope to President Obama to Olympic athletes. His puppet credits include Fraggle Rock, The Jim Henson Hour, Sesame Street (Canadian inserts) and numerous Muppet specials. Bill is also a very experienced board operator and is familiar with power distribution. He has received an Emmy for his lighting and his work has been a key part of videos that have earned awards from the National Ad Council, the Telly Awards, Parent’s Choice, DOVE  and KidsFirst.  


A few of our clients include...

Folkmanis, Nick Jr., ESPN, ILM, Cartoon Network, Leapfrog Toys, Gramercy Films, USDA Forest Service, Genetech, Kaiser Educational Theater Programs, Hawaiian Tel Credit, Doritos, Cheetos, 

Hidden Ranch, Round Table Pizza, Rubios, Crayola, Mattel, Playalong Toys, etc.

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