Sorry for the lack of recent updates. I’ve recently been occupied by a family emergency and updates may be few and far between over the summer as a result. If you’re enrolled in the Puppet Building 101 course, it’s been placed on hold until July 13th, at which point it will resume. I have no definite future plans right now, […]
The annual Orlando Puppet Festival runs November 7-9 in Orlando, Florida. The Orlando Puppet Festival kicks off tomorrow and if you’re in, near or can get to Orlando, Florida you really need to be there. Orlando has a great puppetry community and the festival features a fantastic line-up that includes Leslie Carrara-Rudolph and Big Nazo along with puppet films, exhibits […]
I am off to Alberta, Canada for about a week. I am not sure how much internet access I will have while I am away, but I will do my best to update the blog when I can. Please keep sending in all the great puppet film and video links and information. Much of what has come in lately I […]
Canada Day today celebrates Canada’s 140th birthday.To all of you reading PuppetVision who are in or from the Great White North, Happy Canada Day! And if you want to see how Canada celebrates its 140th birthday, the CBC web site is running a live video feed of Canada Day festivities from Parliament Hill in Ottawa today. I don’t know if […]
I have to take a short trip up to the United States, but I’ll be back posting in a day or two.
I upgraded to the new Blogger Beta over night and it, uh, broke my template. I’m not really loving the default templates Blogger has, but bare with me for a few days and things should be looking much better soon.
A scene from a traditional Bunraku performance in Kyoto. I’ve been a huge fan of Bunraku ever since I visited Japan in the late 1990s. I love the craftsmanship of the puppets and the elegant beauty of the performances, especially the way many traditional puppeteers put a heavy emphasis on intricate movement and realism. There’s an assortment of Bunraku videos […]
Portland’s KATU TV takes you behind the curtain of The Lion King in a recent TV special on YouTube. The U.S. touring production of The Lion King came through Portland, OR earlier this year and to promote the show KATU TV in Portland aired a behind-the-scenes special about the show. The special includes interviews with the touring cast and crew […]
Puppeteers can learn a lot studying old Muppet sketches like the classic Would You Like To Buy An O?Puppeteer and brand new One Way Street owner Todd Liebenow has started up a series of articles on his blog called What I’ve Learned from the Muppets that studies puppetry by analyzing classic Muppet clips. The first one in the series explores […]
I just got some great news via email…the Henson Company’s Puppet Up! live improv show (see previous post) is coming to television on TBS. The special is being taped at The Comedy Festival in Las Vegas November 15th and will air on TBS Monday, November 20, 2006 at 11:00pm. Thanks to C.B. for the heads-up about this!