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Puppet Kaos - where Kelvin Kao plays with puppets and tell random stories

Episode 3 – Crazy Names

Episode 3 is here! This week, we are answering questions sent in by YouTube user SendTrash and viewer Julia. They asked where Mac and Cheese and Bottle Monster got their crazy names. Mac and Cheese gave a brief explanation while Bottle Monster told his story via another dramatization. Watch to find out where they got their names!

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I am really proud of the editing I did for this episode to get two characters into the same shot. In this video you can actually see three different techniques to put two characters into the same frame although there’s only one puppeteer:
1. Putting one puppet in each hand.
2. Using a green screen.
3. Accomplishing split screen effect using a matte.

I’ll probably talk about the editing later, but for now, enjoy the show and keep writing in!

PS. Did you know that we are on iTunes? Go to the iTunes store and search “Puppet Kaos” to find us!


  1. Tom
    October 28th, 2007 | 12:24 am

    dude, i was TOTALLY wondering how you got two puppets moving at the same time for this one, but u explained it with the green screen. fricken rad :)

  2. Tom
    October 28th, 2007 | 12:28 am

    it looks like mac & cheese video was cropped and placed on top of bottle monster. am i wrong?

  3. October 28th, 2007 | 1:00 am

    Well, green screens seem to do that. Keying is like cropping something out (of the green). I’m trying to figure out if there’s a way to make it looks like they are at the same depth, rather than one on top of another. This is why I usually use split screens to get two puppets on screen at the same time, and use green screen effect if I’m trying to insert a background. :-)

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