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April 28, 2007

Funsies on the Web

Posted in: General Puppetry

This morning I awoke to a feedbox full of goodies, including some nice puppetry finds. I thought I’d share since I’ve been kinda slow in the posting department this month.

  • screenshotsPuppetBuzz.com shares a rare behind-the-scenes Muppet video featuring Jim Henson, Frank Oz, and Michael Frith. The vid is way too short (9min), but it includes some fun Muppet Show clips and great discussion about character development, angles, focus, and more that would appeal to any puppeteer, not just a Muppet fan.
  • Michael Sporn is an animator I’ve been following lately. His blog is full of interesting art pieces, long-forgotton but amazing storyboards, how-tos, you name it. And he does such a fabulous job describing it all. Well today’s post is all about a puppet show, but not just any puppet show, Macbeth in marionettes by the Compagnia Marionettistica Carlo Colla e Figli. Talk about amazing pictures… the costumes, the sets, the puppets… holy cow. I would love to see this show! Check out Michael’s post for a little inspiration and humbling.

Then, of course, if you haven’t been to Jellyfishland in a while, go check out Cap’n Pete’s new segment this week on etiquette. It’s fun. Nice sets, nice writing, nice puppetry… gotta love it.

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