I know this books been out for awhile, but I just purchased Avenue Q: The Book. So far it seems like a great read, it has good closeups of the characters, provides hillariously dynamicÂ insight as to the making of Avenue Q…only one thing is wrong…the book’s cover is orange fur…which unfortunatelyÂ sheds as you take out the book from it’s case. I spent about 10 minutes de-shedding it before I couldÂ even open the book.Â Still an amazing book for fans!
The Star Wars Insider (published by Titan Magazine)Â has published a interviewÂ with Kanja Chen– based on his amazing Star Wars puppets. TheÂ news item is covered in the magazine’s “Bantha Tracks: by the fans for the fans” segment. ItÂ includes amazing photos ofÂ Kanja’s puppets, andÂ reveals some of the trials and tribulations he had making these masterpieces. Kanja also reveals his next Star Wars puppet character to be build…but I’ll leave that to YOU, the reader, to find out. Get yourÂ copy now!
As you all know puppetry has no boundaries. My favourite and most exciting puppet websites are not even in english; the only dilema: trying to read them. I wish IÂ understood thousands of languages, but unfortunately I don’t. So I did a little digging, and found a text and website translator. The software isn’tÂ that goodÂ in its translations, but it gives you an idea of what peopleÂ are saying. Try it out!
I was going through my large film making book collection and found an excellent book I loved based on making short films called “THE ULTIMATE FILMMAKER’S GUIDE TO SHORT FILMS” by Kim Adelman. She bringsÂ the readerÂ through the journey of low budget, short film making- the thinking processes and options you have. She also has a FOREWORD by Mark Borchardt– aÂ horrorÂ film maker documented in the film “American Movie”.Â So what does this have to do with puppetry? Check out dotBoom, Brian Hogg(the creator) uses puppets in his short episodes made for the web. :-)Â Â
Technology has changed the face of movie making drastically in the last 15 years; so that almost anyone can write, film and edit their own films. You can post them out on the web for huge audiences, like, the WORLD. :-)Â Â