PuppetVision is all about puppetry in film, video and (especially) on the web.
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 to do now, but was a lot less common when I started. I’m proud to say that PuppetVision is the Internet’s oldest and most frequently updated English language blog about puppetry.
New posts usually appear here every weekday and occasionally on weekends. PuppetVision has a couple of recurring features, 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 two thousand 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 the page and the tag cloud that appears in the sidebar of most pages.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!
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Copyright and Sharing
All videos embedded on this site as well as photos and graphics that accompany posts are © their original creators unless otherwise noted. PuppetVision and PuppetVision Blog logos are trademarks that I personally own. You may not copy them or use them elsewhere without my permission.
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PuppetVision is powered by WordPress, using a modified version of Hello Summer theme by Rafeal Martin. The PuppetVision logo utilizes Fontdinerdotcom, a free font available from Font Diner. The Andrew avatar that’s frequently seen on the site was originally generated using the very old, but very cool storTroopers Java app created by the equally cool Alice Taylor and is used under the terms of a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 2.0 license.