Blog : Behind the scenes

Human Resources- The Series


“Human Resources” is a new web series which describes itself as …

“A “Sesame Street” meets the “X Files”, office comedy. The series stars puppets and tackles the current job crisis and corporate greed, using equal parts satire and sci-fi.”

The series is presently at Episode 6 and is fairly well done. To watch episodes or look at the cast and crew and some behind the scene shots  go to http://www.hrtheseries.com

Puppet Mechanics

Here is a cool puppet mech created by www.andrewmasters.co.uk. This is at it’s testing stage presently, but when it is done should be a neat looking Spider.

Andrew stated “The mechanisms are fairly heavy duty and designed to be interchanged and fully adjustable depending on how the final puppet would be operated via hand controls, cables or radio controlled servos.
The puppet Tarantula will be covered in a thick furry fabric.”

For more examples of ‘things’ Andrew makes visit:
www.andremasters.co.uk

Caterwaul


Ian Samuels is a filmmaker and puppet performer currently raising money for a short film that integrates live action dramatic narrative with hand and rod puppetry. The film is a callback to puppetry visual effects. He has an artist from the Stan Winston Company assisting with the many creatures in the movie.

To find out more about the project, and to donate go to:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1832560538/caterwaul

UPDATE: Ian also has a Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Caterwaul/113547848720011

Sassafrass Junction Puppet Theatre


Crazy Chris is a puppeteer from West Viginia who is presently working on opening a puppet theatre in his community. Chris’s blog is a step by step account of the amount of work his family, friends and employees have to endure to get the theatre up and running. The theatre is called “Sassafrass Junction” and includes a huge tree stage, and an amazing cast of puppet characters. I recommend checking the theatre out if you are in the area, or check in to his blog regularly for updates.

The Fantastic Mr. Fox Puppet Show

All I have to say is wow! The show has been postponed due to technical difficulties and a new date has not been announced. I would love to go see it. It is playing at The Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., 528.3805.

When: Fridays, 5 and 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 11 a.m., 1, 3, and 7 p.m.; Sundays, 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m., through April.

Admission: $15. For tickets visit

www.hi-yah.org or call 504.481.5545

Get a sneak preview of “Fantastic Mr. Fox’s Great Adventure” at the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans