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What lens to use when filming puppets? Replies 19

Posted by Brooksy on Mar 18, 2013

Hello all-Hopefully this is in the right place on the forum.  My filming group and I are tackling a puppet feature and I have a couple questions about filming it that I was hoping some kind…

Need some tips on using props with arm rods and rubber bands Replies 23

Posted by Patmur on Mar 08, 2013

We have muppet-type puppets and use arm rods attached via rubber bands.  This may be a very basic question but we do not know the best way to have our puppet "hold" his/her item. …

Heads in video shots- tips to get rid of them Replies 4

Posted by pagestep007 on Sep 03, 2012

Hi all, I hope this is the right section for this. One unspoken battle every video/TV/movie puppeteer has, is keeping your head out of shot.  That 10% safe zone is actually a 10% danger…

Signage for my puppet stage Replies 8

Posted by Terrence Burke on Aug 30, 2012

I would like to add a 2'x3' vinyl banner to the front of my stage to help promote my puppet troupe & website.  Here's the stage:…

Staging/Curtains for traveling black light show Replies 14

Posted by Angel in Tx on Aug 13, 2012

I hope I can explain this clearly!We do a blacklight show every year at our church.Last year we were in the gym so we ran a cable and hung a black curtain on it with shower rings so we could open and…

Stage plans Replies 14

Posted by TeddyBear on Aug 12, 2012

I am thinking about building a portable stage out of PVC pipe. I kinda want one with a closed top (I.E. not really the Kind that look like large sinks) does anyone have any plans they could email me…

Choosing the right venue to perform Replies 0

Posted by Na on Jul 24, 2012

I have updated an article on this very subject - it now comes with a checklist to use when looking at venues to hire. Covers about 100 different questions or things to think about before putting down…

I need help for my puppets to come alive again Replies 31

Posted by squirrely on May 02, 2012

I had a lot of fun on my first show.  Only one show so far.  Puppeteers, how can I put myself out there for more puppet shows. I already got 200 business cards for people to call me if they…

How does this look for a puppet stage? Replies 9

Posted by squirrely on Apr 13, 2012

17.0 x 35.0 x 68.0 Rolling Garment Rack and curtain or blanket over it.  For now?      

please help me with my voice Replies 20

Posted by silverK on Mar 25, 2012

Hi I have 5 puppet shows of 10 mins each to do over the next 2 weeks. As we've ramped up the practices my voice is getting sore and I have to clear my throat more often. I suspect my puppet's…

Avenue Q-3 puppets for 3 characters, HELP! Replies 8

Posted by LucyTwistleBear on Mar 07, 2012

Hey everyone. I was recently introduced to this page from viewing video clips on youtube my friend and director sent me. I am part of a community theatre group called Dunes Summer Theatre. We are…

Update on My Latest Set Design Replies 8

Posted by kyledixondesigns on Oct 02, 2011

Hey everyone!  A few weeks ago I posted some pictures of the model for my latest scenic design in production..."Uncle Pirate."  Well, that show opened in NYC last weekend, so I…

Behind the stage Replies 4

Posted by TerryPrice54 on Aug 03, 2011

It would be nice if we had a topic on what goes on behind the stage.  This would give other puppeteers ideas to help with props and best ways for "that man behind the curtain" to…

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