I love listening to podcasts; especially those that deal with practical effects, puppetry and industry leaders! Monsters and Microphones is a new Podcast by Dead Panic Studios featuring hosts Christopher Vaughan (Dead Panic Studios- Co-Owner/Executive Producer) and Nick Callow (2d/3d Artist). Their first podcast includes none other than special effects veteran Shannon Shea! Shannon discusses his 30 years in the movie business creating such amazing characters for Aliens, Predator, Jurassic Park and many more! Please give a listen, subscribe and add a review on iTunes! Also, buy Shannon’s book: “I’m Rubber, You’re Glue: The True Story of an 80s Monster Maker”.
Its great to see puppets still being being used in Jurassic World. It reminds me of the triceratops in the first movie.
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Jin Jin the dragon by Puppet Heap
The Stan Winston School of Character Arts announced they are running a 2 day web course on Marionette building by none other than Scott Land!! I’ve signed up immediately for the course and hope to see you all there! SIGN UP NOW!!
Want to be part of the largest showcase of British puppetry in the world? Apply to Beverley Puppet Festival now!
We have had some fantastic submissions for ?#?BevPuppetFest? 2016 so far, but still have openings for adult and family shows. Puppetry companies – follow the link below to find information on how to submit a proposal to be part of next years festival.
Please note that although in a perfect world we would love to host companies from around the world, due to funding we cannot pay for travel costs from across seas. If you are a foreign company please only apply if you are prepared to cover your own travel, or are touring in the UK at the time of the festival.
Photo from The School of the Transfer of Energy– Laceroot Puppet receiving adjustments in the workshop.
Gilbert Lewis played the King of Cartoon on season One of Pee Wee’s Playhouse. The official Pee Wee Herman website posted a nice post regarding the King of Cartoons.