The PuppetVision Blog is all about puppets, puppeteers and puppetry around the world.
I began writing PuppetVision in 2004 because I wanted to share all of the great puppetry work that was emerging on the web from artists all over the world. I also wanted to help inspire puppeteers to create more content like films and viral videos for the web, which seems like an obvious thing that everyone does now, but was a lot less common back then. Almost a decade later I’m proud to say that the blog has grown in to an online platform that has become one of the Internet’s primary sources for news about international puppetry.
New posts usually appear here daily. The blog has a couple of recurring features, Weekend Puppetry News Round-Ups (a summary of recent puppetry news from around the world), Monday Morning Inspiration (videos, interviews and other things that help to inspire my own puppetry work), and Weekend Wisdom (interviews and outstanding advice from talented puppeteers and other artists). I also have theme weeks like Demo Reel Week and Spitting Image Week occasionally as well.
The archives are pretty extensive, with over 2,300 posts covering just about every style of puppetry imaginable. Posts are generally categorized by media type (TV shows, feature films, web series, etc.) and tagged according to the style of puppetry used and various other factors. You can browse through the site’s categories and its most popular tags using the menu at the top of this page, as well as the tag cloud that appears in the sidebar in most sections of the web site.
In the interest of avoiding confusion, it should be pointed out that the blog has no connection to the extremely talented puppeteer/builder Philip Millar’s Australian company or the Christian Puppet troupe in New Zealand that share the same name…although I have it on good authority that they’re all very nice folks!
Submissions – both your own work and cool/fun/interesting puppet films and videos you discover online – always are welcome and can be sent to me via this submission form. I do read and review every submission, although unfortunately I’m not able to share everything that is sent in.
Thank you so much for spending your time here. Please come back often!