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Re: New pattern giveaway Posted in New pattern giveaway on Feb 14, 2009
If not too late, I would love to test a pattern for you.
Re: 23 year old puppets get a face lift Posted in 23 year old puppets get a face lift on Jan 04, 2009
definately a master at what you do. Do you actually market that you restore older puppets or was this a one time thing?
Re: Pattern giveaway Posted in Pattern giveaway on Oct 27, 2008
Looks like you got your six, but if you want to feel sorry for someone who doesn't get to get in to the forum on a regular basis to get in on these opportunities, I would be more than tickled pink ( or at least a shade of purple) to try it out.
Re: Where to find latex, or... Posted in Where to find latex, or... on Oct 27, 2008
I used to live in Tempe and for the life of me I can't remember the name of it, but there used to be a special effects and prop place in Scottsdale. Check around with some of the schools that have digital video degrees, they may be able to help you. If not, I know in Dallas, Texas there is a company named Norcosco (I think that is how you spell it) and you can buy it in gallon jugs. If you do a single thin coat, you shouldn't lose any detail. I once worked on a performance called Hell House and had to design hell, so I carved some skulls out of foam and covered them with latex. Of course I used it to give the effect of rotting flesh hanging off of the bones, but in some areas I did a light smooth coating and it didn't lose any detail, just gave it a slight gloss look, but you can get rid of that by dusting it with baby powder right after application.
Re: Lets Vent Together Posted in Lets Vent Together on Sep 08, 2008
Have you checked out Puppet Production Ministries based out of Desoto Texas? That is who I got my original training from.
Re: Detachable legs Posted in Detachable legs on Sep 08, 2008
All of this talk about detachable legs reminded me of a story I heard a few years back.
A puppeteer who worked in a hospital was trying to comfort a young child who was scared of getting a shot. She used a Gerbert puppet that had detachable legs on it. To show the child that there was nothing to be afraid of, she had the nurse give the gerbert puppet a shot in the leg (while the puppet was setting on her lap, I might add). Needless to say, the nurse went too far into the puppet and stabbed the puppeteer, who emediately let out a scream, jumped up off the chair and pulled the gerbert puppet in half. I think it is safe to say that the child didn't get a shot for at least another couple of years.
Teaching kids Puppetry...HELP!!! Posted in Teaching kids Puppetry...HELP!!! on Sep 08, 2008
I recently took over at the puppet director for the local church that my wife and I attend.
I am used ot working with kids as young as 12 on up to adults as old as 60. Unfortunately, the previous director had no ambition for teaching professional puppetry to older students to create a viable ministry. The class curently consists of kids ages 8 to 10. I am assuming that I can teach them the basics, and not expect them to pic up more than that since some of the puppets I am used to working with probably weigh more than half of the students. Anyway, once I get everything going and show them I do really know what I am doing, I want to work it out so that I can get an advanced group in there to teach concepts of script writing, vantriliquism, etc., but for now, I have to work with what I got.
Has anyone out there ever tought a class on puppetry to younger members of our species? Not sure where "too advanced" would come into play.
Thanks for any advice.
Re: Center For Professional Puppetry Posted in Center For Professional Puppetry on Feb 17, 2008
My favorites list consists of engraving sites (my j.o.b.) and puppetry sites. Weird combination according to my wife. Now if I could only figure out how to use a laser engraver to make puppets.