At Laika I was a rigger, metal fabricator, and machinist. As a rigger, I was responsible for building rigging mechanisms providing movement, stability, and ease of performance for puppets, props, and motion controlled elements. As a machinist, I machined armature, rigging, and motion-control parts and kit items operating a Haas VF-1 cnc mill and manually machined production runs of parts using a variety of industrial machines and metal fabrication techniques.