Blog : Puppet Literature

Avenue Q: The Book

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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 dynamic insight as to the making of Avenue Q…only one thing is wrong…the book’s cover is orange fur…which unfortunately sheds as you take out the book from it’s case. I spent about 10 minutes de-shedding it before I could even open the book. Still an amazing book for fans!

Order your copy today! 

Star Wars Insider

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The Star Wars Insider (published by Titan Magazine) has published a interview with Kanja Chen– based on his amazing Star Wars puppets. The news item is covered in the magazine’s “Bantha Tracks: by the fans for the fans” segment. It includes amazing photos of Kanja’s puppets, and 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 your copy now!

Translator

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 I 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’t that good in its translations, but it gives you an idea of what people are saying. Try it out!

Making it BIG in shorts

.jpgI 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 brings the reader through the journey of low budget, short film making- the thinking processes and options you have. She also has a FOREWORD by Mark Borchardt– a horror film maker documented in the film “American Movie”. 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. :-)  

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. :-)