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Wireless microphones etc

Started this discussion. Last reply by Yippee Mar 26, 2012. 3 Replies

Hello Friends.I need some advice.  I need some kind of wireless mic system for my puppeteers (me plus 2 or 3 more).  Our voices aren't carrying to audience (kids mainly).  Can anyone weigh in with…Continue

Learning new accents

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron Nance Sep 19, 2011. 5 Replies

I have essentially one puppet voice.  In your experiences what is the best way to learn or create new puppet accents/ voices?  Until I add to my "repertoire" I think I will just perform in my closet.…Continue

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"Hey Robin thanks for the comment on the mama and papa burnside Biograghy. It was a funpiece to put together(it certainly took long enough.) again thanks Steve."
Jul 4, 2013
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"I like the premise and the entire butterfly thing with Fred the worm.  I'm chuckling:) the buddafly waz fred...fwed was the butterfly .........too funny...."
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Yippee replied to robin davis harren's discussion Wireless microphones etc
"I bought a wireless headset microphone from Walmart.com for less than $40. It also came with a handheld that I don't need but I keep it around for backup purposes. The microphone comes in a one piece and it works really well for me."
Mar 26, 2012
David Syrotiak replied to robin davis harren's discussion Wireless microphones etc
"If you are going to be running more than two mics at a time I suggest you go for a diversity system. This means that each mic and receiver will search for a clean radio channel to use and self-assign each time you power up your mic. Comes in handy…"
Mar 21, 2012
David C. Herzog replied to robin davis harren's discussion Wireless microphones etc
"Get Ready for some sticker shock even low end wireless headset mikes run in the $250 to $350 range each. Go to Shure.com or sam ash .com you can get some ideas on prices and what's available."
Mar 20, 2012
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Wireless microphones etc

Hello Friends.I need some advice.  I need some kind of wireless mic system for my puppeteers (me plus 2 or 3 more).  Our voices aren't carrying to audience (kids mainly).  Can anyone weigh in with their experience?  Thanks so much! Robin and "Faboo Theater"See More
Mar 20, 2012
Heidi Rugg replied to robin davis harren's discussion Learning new accents
"Never feel guilty about spending money to improve your performance.   Having said that, there are things you can do (as mentioned in the other responses). I'll also chime in that if you specifically need an accent, I have found that…"
May 25, 2011
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"I loved watching this.  Thanks for sharing!  Hope you can keep the theater and bring it back to life....in honor of Mr. Fling!  "
May 14, 2011
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May 14, 2011
robin davis harren replied to robin davis harren's discussion Learning new accents
"Thanks I studied violin in France so I think I can fake that one---no acting training but have played for shows, opera, ballet my entire life.  Opera is good because EVERYTHING is exaggerated.  I am hoping to incorporate music into my…"
May 13, 2011
David C. Herzog replied to robin davis harren's discussion Learning new accents
"Check out community college classes in theatre. Every puppeteer should be a trained actor, or at least take one or two basic acting courses.  On a less expensive note rent movies with various accents and listen carefully and try to say the…"
May 13, 2011
robin davis harren replied to robin davis harren's discussion Learning new accents
"Thanks Yippee--I went on YouTube--and found Amy Walker--a Seattle actress who put together 21 accents in a 2 min clip--then she had instructions as well on how to learn.....I recommend:) I guess I'll have to record myself...ulp    "
May 12, 2011
Yippee replied to robin davis harren's discussion Learning new accents
"The best advice I can give you, is to watch tv, listen to the radio and listen for the more interesting voices. Then try to pick up a phrase or saying that goes with that character/person and make an imitation. But if you want to create more…"
May 12, 2011
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"Since I love in the region of ruined Salmon runs---why not consider a twist here--with fish having to jump the fish ladders.....just a thought for future Icthyodyssey theme.  "
May 12, 2011

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At 5:00pm on July 4, 2013, Stephen Boaden said…

Hey Robin thanks for the comment on the mama and papa burnside Biograghy.

It was a funpiece to put together(it certainly took long enough.)

again thanks

Steve.

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