Today is our 10th Anniversary and the day I am announcing the closing of the Puppeteers Unite! Blog. First thing I want to address is that this is a personal decision. My children, wife and two full time jobs have made it harder and harder for me to put the time and energy (I feel) needs […]
Book Review In 1997, Drew Allison of Grey Seal Puppets along with Donald Devet created The Foam Book (now on Kindle). I probably purchased my copy around 2006. It was one of the first guides for creating polyfoam mouth/rod puppets geared for the newly minted puppet-making enthusiast. The book was filled with practical tips and […]
Puppeteers Unite! is proud to announce that we have added 5 NEW Contributors to the Puppeteers Unite! blog! I personally have gone through some serious life changing events these past three years and (as you probably have noticed) have found it harder and harder to post on the blog. Additional people to contribute to the blog should […]
If you were a child (or college student) watching TV in the late 80s, Pee Wee Herman, the cherubic man-child of Pee Wee’s Playhouse, was your patron saint of silly and fun. As a college student, I fondly recall rolling out of bed just before 10am on a Saturday morning to tune in for my […]
The course is being run by B.J. Guyer and looks like a amazing chance for those just getting into puppet fabrication to learn the craft, or for old guys like me to learn some new techniques. I signed up and hope to see you there too!
Up In Arms’ latest puppet musical, “Monster Intelligence“, makes its debut with 3 shows free to the public in Orange County, New York on May 10, June 7 and June 14, 2014. Looking back, it’s been quite the journey. Over a year ago, many of my friends in the puppet community had been discussing the […]
Yesterday Sony has announced their newest gaming console, appropriately named the PS4. Developers want the new system to be more open to artists and their work- basically allowing one to create their dreams. This new technology allows one to sculpt and create, then animate in real time…could this be the Evolution of Puppetry we have […]
“A Boy Named Finn” is a 12-minute video that helps young children who are beginning cancer treatment.
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The Saturday, November 24 issue of The Times of London ran an article by Frank Oz praising the new Chronicle Books release Imagination Illustrated, The Jim Henson Journal. Frank wrote “The pieces of paper in the book are often overlapped: photos overlapping scripts; character ideas overlapping storyboards, ideas overlapping ideas. That’s how Jim’s mind worked. […]