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Puppet movement has a lot of blur. Any ideas? Replies 2

Posted by esaudio on Nov 10, 2015

Hi,I am new to puppets, so I don't even qualify as an amateur as you will see by the movement of my puppet. However, I have recorded for a couple of years and have had no problem to shoot with a…

Blue screen testing! Replies 5

Posted by mrbumblepants on Apr 29, 2015

I am back! WOOH! I have backgrounds for my three main puppets, all scanned and prepped for use with FX Studio. Here is the first video test (Which was originally making fun of being done in front of a…

Puppet microphone tests: Need help figuring out what's going on Replies 14

Posted by mrbumblepants on Dec 15, 2014

I did some test videos the other day that went fine, but today when I tried to make a regular video, there was a lot of weird background noise. Here is an example:I am not sure what could be going on,…

How do you make rod puppets hold things? Replies 7

Posted by FleeceNFluff on Jun 20, 2014

I have the need to make it appear that my puppets are holding things. I've seen other puppeteers attach rods to the object the puppet needs to hold and manipulate the object rather than the hands…

How To Use Lighting, Audio, and Monitors in a Puppet Video Replies 1

Posted by Shawn on May 22, 2013

Hey folks check out this instructable video that Megan and Jeff over at The Ridiculous Puppet Company made! Not only is it informative but as always with them they make it fun!  Great work guys.

Proxy Editing Replies 1

Posted by pagestep007 on May 21, 2013

Hi to all editors. Something I have been learning recently, and also  over the years is how to get the most out of your equipment. We are on the road, and only have a  slow  laptop to…

Panaromic Backgrounds For Green Screen Replies 15

Posted by pagestep007 on Apr 19, 2013

Uploaded two panoramic Backgrounds...The first one stitched from smartphone photos , and the second from video captures of footage I took.

Glitch nightmares Replies 6

Posted by The Director on Nov 26, 2012

 I may go insane if I can't solve my space and glitch issues.  I have dumped and sent lots of material onto external hard drives and yet my computer still lacks sufficient space. …

Know any good sites with info about set building? Replies 8

Posted by FleeceNFluff on Oct 30, 2012

I'm hoping to put together a Youtube series and want to build some small, nice sets similar to what is used in Glove and Boots. The content of my series will be very different. I actually have…

And thus a forum is born! Replies 46

Posted by PoorFishy on Sep 16, 2012

We should have a forum just for the topic of filmmaking using puppets.  Strategies, tools, rigs, editing tips, etc.  Though I guess Behind the Stage covers that, doesn't it?  Or…

Stop Motion Puppet Building Tips Replies 21

Posted by oneupgamer on Sep 08, 2012

Hello, i'm currently working on a film that has stop motion elements to it. The only thing is i'm not exactly sure where to start as far as building the stop motion puppet goes. If anyone…

Puppet Green Screen Test Replies 15

Posted by RYMANOFSTEEL on Jan 07, 2011

I uploaded a green screen test i did with one of my blues brothers puppets. It worked with great success! Soon I will have both blues brothers in a video like this performing a song.

Video Editing... Replies 12

Posted by Gimpdiggity on Aug 17, 2010

Hi everyone.Again, I apologize if this should go somewhere else...but I was hoping that maybe some of you guys that put together videos of your puppets in action could share what kind of editing…

What is your visual recording preference? Replies 9

Posted by OttoVonGlumm on Aug 22, 2009

I'm currently going through the build stage on my first puppet production.  In the next couple of months I hope to filming and I'm shopping around for camcorders now.  So far the JVC…

Best camera for filming puppets? Replies 11

Posted by CanuckAmok on Feb 21, 2009

Howdy,We're working on producing an educational video about HIV that will be published on DVD. I naturally suggested puppets instead of actors, and I wasn't met with immediate resistance so…

The Color " Green " in green screen Replies 23

Posted by Billy D. Fuller on Jan 22, 2009

Instead of buying a green screen I am making my own. Here is my question.......... I will be dyeing some white fabric using rit dye. What color green should I use?Should I use Kelly Green…

Video edition help Replies 13

Posted by miguel on Dec 22, 2008

Hi, Guys!I'm doing some videos with the puppets I made.But, I just wondering: How can I do to edit the green background just using windows video maker or the wax (I got wax software but the video…

green screen help Replies 10

Posted by jovack on Oct 23, 2008

hello all i am trying to shot on a green screen but am having trouble lighting it any suggestions??? i went out today and got 2 halogen lamps the type painters use. john

Green Screen tutorial Replies 2

Posted by Billy D. Fuller on Oct 16, 2008

I was researching some stuff on Green Screen when I came across this video.How Make Great Green Screen (chroma Key) Part 1 - VideoBilly D.

Puppets for TV Replies 18

Posted by brazilnut72 on Aug 21, 2008

Does anybody here have experience in the area of filming for TV?  We are learning as we go...trial and error.  Any advice that people have with regard to lighting, sound, green screen, etc.…

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