"Chavant NSP Medium is the stuff I use for everything I do. The only trouble you might have getting good pours out of an alginate mold is that the clay will tend to cool as your pouring it and you might get 'flow lines' across the piece. My…"
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I've always been interested in puppets and puppetry, since I was a young lad... But then hav'nt we all!!?
I am currently a member of SAG as a puppeteer and try to put my puppetry tallents into my work as a special make-up effects artist, as much as possible.
What First Got Me Interested in Puppetry
Like many people on here I have to admit that the Muppet Show and Sesame Street were an enormous influence! Of course, when I was growing up, they were the most readily available puppet related shows on television. There was also a puppet rack at the local mom and pop toy store I used to go to. My grandparents eventually bought me just about every puppet on the rack!
My Puppetry (or Puppet) Hero
My puppetry hero(s) have to be Jim Henson and Frank Oz... Again, as influenced by Muppets as I was, how could it be anyone else? I will also throw in a mention of Ray Harryhausen, although his work is in the field of stop motion, he certainly influenced my decission to get into film making.
If I Were a Puppet, I'd Be...
I'd much rather be the puppeteer! This allows me the freedom to be any puppet I like... To be a puppet is so limiting!
Screen Actors Guild (member since 1991)
POA - Puppeteers Of America
Hi Mike.I wish we had a sustainable industry like yours in South Africa. I can’t really complain, but there is only space for projects that are very commercial. All the creative works get left behind due to budget constraints. I love you Harlequin puppet ( and the Photo ). I wish we could come to the US with real Afriacan stage production with beatifull puppets.