Marcus Clarke of Hands Up Puppets who specialises in Teaching TV Puppetry or Puppetry for the Screen has had two TV Series that he performs Puppet characters in nominated for this years Kids BAFTA's 2009. They are 'Bookaboo' Marcus Clarke is Bookaboo, Puppeteer and voice and The Christmas Milkshake in which he is Puppet Milky Cat.
Added by marcus clarke on October 31, 2009 at 4:20pm —
July 1993, the Day my world changed, I walked into the Drawbridge Inn for the Ventriloquist convention for the very first time, not knowing who, what, why and how but I did know I was amongst my own people. The very first person I ever met there was as also the very first ventriloquist dummy I ever saw besides my own.
I met Johnny Main and Snuffy. We stayed friends up until his death. He taught me many things that I now share with other vents and one thing he did once tell me and he… Continue
Added by bob abdou on October 27, 2009 at 4:00pm —
The following thoughtful review was posted at the blog Exotic and Irrational Entertainment by "Pessimissimo". I especially appreciate the recognition of the excellent program notes by Suzanne Cusick, who contributed tremendously to my understanding of Francesca and her "show". The reviewer's comments about Pulcinella are well taken, I would only point out that, the commedia… Continue
Added by Warren Stewart on October 27, 2009 at 3:04pm —
Hey Puppet Hub,
Hope everybody is doing well this October. Just wanted to let y'all know that SPOOK HOUSE DAVE has released our first-ever Halloween special, and it's super-cute and funny, if we don't mind saying so ourselves.
It's on the home page of Daily Motion Kids right now for your viewing pleasure...
And, of course, you can always check it out at our Spook House Dave… Continue
Added by Dragonfruit on October 27, 2009 at 2:37pm —
Hey there! It's been a while since I've shared any new puppets, but here are a couple more!
I just built a couple puppets for a Tony review show at school. We needed a Kate Monster and a Princeton for the Avenue Q section and instead of fully replicating the original Broadway puppets, I decided to go my own direction. Instead, they are built to look like the performers from our… Continue
Added by FisticuffDC on October 23, 2009 at 9:50pm —
Had another day off today, cleaned the house, watched Judge Judy, had lunch with Todd, the luckiest entertainer I have ever met, he could sneeze the alphabet and schools would pay him, I don't get it???
I stopped trying to understand him, but he considers me a friend and I am glad of that. He is also 15 years younger than me, so I told him to enjoy all the work now cause once you hit 50 years old, doing 400 shows a year is a drag.
Last month was my slowest month in 6 years and… Continue
Added by bob abdou on October 20, 2009 at 4:55pm —
Added by Conrad Hartz on October 20, 2009 at 9:13am —
I am holding extra TV Puppet Making Workshops at Rufford Abbey for Adults to learn to make my wonderful 'Japanese Shark and Dolphin Puppets'. 10am to 4 pm Coffee, Glue Guns and all materials supplied.
£40.00 email me to Book email@example.com
Dates available are Sunday
see TV Puppet Making Workshops for… Continue
Added by marcus clarke on October 19, 2009 at 9:50am —
Okay, very much to say on this month's update blog...Saturday,(october 17 a.k.a. tomarrow) i will be @ breast cancer walk in ft.smith, ar. and on the 31st (Halloween) i will be @ a church safe halloween party games,food,fun! well that's all!
Added by Joshua Aaron on October 16, 2009 at 2:30pm —
A while back there was a discussion about this marionette cart. I was intrigued and started working on it between other things that I had already committed to. Here is the original photo that sparked the discussion.
Slowly but surely I started working on the skeleton of the cart. There are still a few small problems that need to be addressed but those should be worked out soon. The top part slides off the bottom and into the back of my empty van.… Continue
Added by Susan VandeWeghe on October 14, 2009 at 11:18am —
I feel Lip Control is so over-rated
and that's all I have to say on that.
Added by bob abdou on October 13, 2009 at 2:57pm —
La Liberazione di Ruggiero
features three primary roles: the galant, if temporarily mis-guided, knight Ruggiero and two sorceresses: the evil Alcina and and the benevolent Melissa. Presenting an opera with puppets allows the freedom for one singer to take on several roles. In addition there are shepherds, sirens, damigelle
, monsters, and enchanted trees. (Full bios of all the musicians (and puppeteers!) in the production… Continue
Added by Warren Stewart on October 11, 2009 at 2:00am —
It is sometimes boggling how willfully ignorant some folks can be.
I used to frequent Muppet Central as well as a board called Replica Prop Forum. I still hang at the RPF on occasion, but the "spread" of conversation there is much broader than at MC. And I'm not slamming on MC here... just some of the posters there.
And what's wrong with the posters there?
Well, some of them think they have the right to reproduce and sell replicas of the Muppet… Continue
Added by Gordon Smuder on October 6, 2009 at 6:43pm —
I realize what I don't want in my puppet business life and what I want in my puppet business life and it's as simple as this....
I don't want to perform different shows for the same audience
I want to perform the same show for different audiences
guess which one I'm stuck with? Let me give you a hint, I'm about to leave for a dayschool that has hired me 5 times already this year, I was scrambling all night trying to come up with a show that will entertain 3-4… Continue
Added by bob abdou on October 2, 2009 at 8:04am —