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New year, new project. S̶c̶i̶e̶n̶c̶e̶!̶ Talk Show!  (Read 9495 times)
« on: January 16, 2017, 08:56:47 am »

As hard as I have tried, I can't shake this puppet bug.  I struggle making them, struggle performing with them, and yet every time I put everything away...I wind up pulling it all out again.  This time, I have teamed up with someone, a Marine Biologist who enjoys talking about experiments.  So, I am creating a lab rat puppet to be his sidekick.

We will be doing a YouTube show where they do various science experiments as well as how to videos on setting up, caring for, and managing aspects of aquariums, terrariums, and vivariums.  The channel will have other puppet acts as well, but the science show will be the main.  
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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2017, 05:06:53 pm »

I love his nose and unequal pupils, looks like the perfect nut case! Let us know when you  have  something uploaded to youtube. Smiley
Dr Popet
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2017, 06:24:34 am »

Seems like a crazy side kick, can you tell us about his personality?
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2017, 02:24:10 pm »

Love a science web series!  I did a concept years ago before YouTube existed. 

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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2017, 06:49:28 pm »

Love that rat!
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2017, 12:05:03 pm »

Thanks Smiley  Posted this and my friend kept not showing up and essentially killed the project Sad  At least with him.  Still gonna do it with my daughter, probably watch things online first then try it ourselves.  Gonna start with making green slime and doing the elephants toothpaste.  Will figure the rest out as we go.  As for his personality, still figuring that out.  I need to do some practice runs with my daughter to see what clicks.  He will be cocky and over confident, because he doesn't really know what he is doing.  

Working on another project as well, but I wont post anything on that until I have a few episodes done.  Semi learned my lesson there, gonna do some FaceBook video shorts as that one comes together.  
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2017, 01:15:08 pm »

Ordered the book '101 Great Science Experiments' which I will be getting this week.  With my friend out, the dynamic of the show has changed, and maybe for the better.  My daughter will play the role of kid scientist with her trusty lab rat partner.  She can be a character, and I think will really make the show.  The other show is a talk show, Just Dreaming with JD.  JD will conduct online interviews with people.  I did a short video talking about it:  

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Dr Popet
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2017, 06:09:18 am »

Nothing like experiment books, I have some and they are really fun!!!
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2017, 08:11:21 pm »

So, plan has changed to a talk show that will have different correspondents and skits.  JD will do the interviews and the show will have Lydia's Lab, Ramblings of an Alien, and Jay's Adventures as a separate part of the show.  Received the experiment book today and looks like we are going to have a lot of fun with it!  Also ordered an external webcam, and tested it out on a JD promo:


This is the first time I am fully using a..uhm...full puppet.  I am used to Project Puppet puppets which are much lighter and easier to manipulate.  Any tips on performing arm full extension foam puppets?  
Dr Popet
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2017, 09:54:44 am »

Nice video quality for a webcam.

Try to stay vertical, some times the puppet goes a side, just a little bit. Try to perform the puppet with out cameras, make your life with the puppet talking, maybe watch tv, or while making stuff in the house, fixing or organizing things, so the personality will stick to the puppet, how the puppet make thing or react, or talk, you´ll see the difference in a couple of days.

Are you going to show the armas? rods? he can hold a cup in the talk show, so you don´t have to move it, and there you have a free arm to play with.

I hope these things help.
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2017, 04:14:18 pm »

Thanks!  Yeah, I noticed the tilted movement.  I seem to have more control when using the vent opening at the back of his neck versus using my whole arm extended through the bottom.  I am trying to work the set to where I can use the vent opening and support the bulk of the puppets weight on something else.  As for the eye mechanism, I have a lot of practice to do with that one.  This is a live hand glove puppet, and I would like to use his left arm once I get used to the weight.  The cup is a good idea, planned on putting the logo on a cup to sit on the desk.  Though the set is proving a bit challenging at the moment. 

I think I need a lighter background.
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2017, 03:13:34 pm »

Same lighting and what I thought was same camera distance...but must have moved something.  

*edit* Realized that I had the desk pushed back further for the photoshoot.  Couldn't get back there for my test video, which proved that I need a better method of raising the desk up then a kids table. 
« Last Edit: February 23, 2017, 04:27:49 pm by TygerMin »
Dr Popet
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2017, 05:43:11 am »

More more!!! LOL
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2017, 06:22:36 am »

Be warned, you asked for it lol.  Here are the two set test videos I did.



Naturally, the best look is the most uncomfortable:D.  Though, that's not saying much in a closet with bright lights and little air circulation.  I must be crazy to love doing this!
Shawn Sorrell
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2017, 06:37:15 am »

Looks like you are getting there! Also looks like JD is starting to develop a personality of his own. Smiley
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