PuppetVision Archives: Puppeteers

18 Oct 2011 Being Elmo Coming To Theatres

Constance Marks’ documentary Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey (see previous post) has been a huge hit on the film festival circuit. It’s won a number of accolades, including a special jury prize at Sundance and numerous audience awards at other festivals. The film explores Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash’s childhood fascination with puppetry and traces his...

23 Sep 2011 Puppeteering the Jim Henson Google Doodle

Tomorrow would have been the 75th birthday of Jim Henson. To help celebrate his life and career Google has teamed up with the Jim Henson Company. If you visit the Google Homepage tonight or tomorrow you’ll see a special “Google Doodle” featuring six digital puppets that you can perform using your mouse and keyboard. It’s...

02 Sep 2011 jim-henson

Henson & Oz: Never Before, Never Again is a video essay about Jim Henson and Frank Oz from the Museum of the Moving Image in New York. A nice tribute to two men who were truly one of the greatest comedy teams of the 20th...

28 Jul 2011 An Attic Full of Puppets

Award winning documentary maker Richard Butchins was attending a party last January when he made the acquaintance of an older gentleman named Frank. Over the course of their conversation Frank casually mentioned that he “used to be in show business a bit,” and revealed a cupboard full of old cans of film. Richard eventually realized...

10 Feb 2011 Greg McKee’s Wild Things

I was doing some animatronics research the other day and I came across the YouTube channel of veteran FX artist Greg McKee, who has lots of great videos posted on YouTube....

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