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TV Puppetry Workshop: Week 3

Time certainly went by fast. At the end of the class, we were already half way through the course. This week, we didn’t do much that’s new, but we spent time fine-tuning things, especially with emphasis. When the puppets say things, there are words that should be emphasized so the message is clear and the performance is lively. We practiced saying the alphabet while putting emphasis on different syllables. We also did more improv. One with a puppet telling a story, and another with two puppets in a scene at a given location.

What was different from the last class was that the camera was actually recording this time. After each pair did their scenes, we watched what was recorded and analyzed them. We certainly got some wacky stories: one about two puppets in an MRI that somehow ended up singing “Bicycle Built for Two”, one about two puppets watching a space shuttle launch but ended up going up with it, one about a first date that turned into an impromptu wedding at the farmers market, and one about two puppets trying to fix a broken car at the skid row to drive off to become TV pitchmen who sell miracle products. I was really impressed with this group. The puppeteering had improved a lot, and the random stories people came up with were all really good, somehow.

Three more classes to go!

Related Posts:
TV Puppetry Workshop: Week 1
TV Puppetry Workshop: Week 2


  1. September 25th, 2009 | 11:29 pm

    good for you! I’d like to see some videos and the characters that you bring to the puppets :)

    andhari’s last blog post..Lolita’s Blowing The Candles

  2. September 26th, 2009 | 5:53 pm

    I love that random sort of creativity! That workshop sounds like an absolute blast.

  3. September 27th, 2009 | 1:56 am

    @andhari: Yeah, I really have to clean my room so I have space to shoot. Been lazy and have no maid, hehe.

    @Michelle: Yep, it makes me look forward to Saturday mornings. 😀

  4. Na
    December 1st, 2009 | 12:29 am

    I’m a bit behind on my blog reading so forgive me for the late response…

    But the class sounds awesome! Even though I’m not a performer it sounds like fun, especially the improv.

  5. December 2nd, 2009 | 3:07 am

    Wow, you are like… wayyy behind, haha. Don’t worry about it. I have several hundred unread blog posts in my RSS reader myself. The day job has been keeping very busyyyy.

    Whether you are a performer or not, goofing around with puppets is always fun. 😉

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