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All puppets are equal, but some puppets are more equal than others…

The Puppets and Creature Suits Of Animal Firm   Often when an animal is used in a film, TV show or a commercial, there will be scenes that wouldn’t be practical to do with a real animal.  Maybe the action could hurt the animal, be something that an animal cannot be coaxed or bribed into doing, or require an ability to act. In that case you might want to call in the experts at Animal Firm. I would like to introduce you to some dear friends, Marc and Heidi Tyler, two of the most talented people I know.  They are…

Workshops at the National Puppetry Festival

Have you checked out all of the great workshops coming to the National Puppetry Festival 2015? 3D Printing and Puppets Instructor Laurie Berenhaus Interested in combining cutting-edge technology with traditional mediums? Laurie Berenhaus, Puppet Artist and 3D Modeler/Sculptor will talk about her entry into the field of 3D Printing industry and her work on BYO Puppet, a catalog of modular puppet joints and parts for customizable puppet building.  Laurie will discuss the possibilities of how 3D printing can revolutionize the creator’s toolbox and share resources that can help you take your puppet building to the next level so you can…

Gorillas in the Mist Blog – Part 2

A small crew from Rick Baker’s shop went on location to shoot the gorilla suits and puppets.  The live action footage of real gorillas being gorillas and interacting with Sigourney had been previously shot at the Karasoke Research center in Rwanda. The editor, Stuart Baird had the difficult task of editing scenes of the real gorillas with footage of the actors in gorilla suits.  Scenes with dialogue were shot to tie the story together.  Any scene that had dialogue or gorillas acting would be done with actors in gorilla suits. Most of the outdoor scenes were shot in Kenya.  Interiors…

National Day of Puppetry & World Puppetry Day

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 Celebrate March 21 and all month long! World Puppetry Day celebrates an art form that is as old as the beginning of humankind and is just as relevant today. Every culture has their own history and one is encouraged to borrow freely from each other. The heart of puppetry is a grand and glorious tradition that includes all, transcends languages, and unites the world in a way that is truly unique and powerful. Brian Hull President – Puppeteers of America  Puppeteers of America and UNIMA-USA are proud to present this National Day of Puppetry and World Puppetry Day taking place all over North America and brought to…