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/r/puppetry

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Recommendations for reel

Does anyone have any recommendations for where to purchase a professional level puppet to start putting together a reel?

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2024/04/19
16:22 UTC

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Shoulder mounted Puppet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCfxLy4gBA0

Someone asked for this and here is how. Not my video tough. Not me who needed it. Just to Help the community.

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2024/04/14
18:21 UTC

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hi! looking to get muppet style puppets of me and my boyfriend ! what would be the cheapest way?

hiii! trynna find the best and cheapest way to do a fun lil gift (any puppet makers who wanna trade for a shout out or give a lil discount i have like 15k tiktok followers haha hmu!)

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2024/04/14
01:01 UTC

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How can I make this puppet?

I always see creepy/ disturbing puppets and normally odd looking male characters. But I never see a cute female character so I want to make one like her but I don't know where to even begin.

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2024/04/13
22:24 UTC

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What technology did they use in little shops of horror for the baby plant?

I saw that they used 2 wooden boxs with 2 controllers on both to move its mouth and head, but I don’t know what they’re are using is called or how it works.

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2024/04/12
19:15 UTC

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Jordan Jermaine

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2024/04/11
02:16 UTC

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How Kanye Became Yeezus

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2024/04/11
02:00 UTC

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Trying to make a puppet similar to the ones in the video, Would this pattern work?

https://projectpuppet.com/products/the-melonhead-puppet-pattern (Pattern im using, but im thinking i would need to make it more Cicrcular right? cuz the head looks to flat and Ovular?

https://youtu.be/QiiKDsohfwo?si=6BckkV4ly3iAv5aB (Video of what im trying to go for)

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2024/04/05
19:25 UTC

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wayang kulit

does anyone know what the hair on a wayang kulit puppet symbolizes. I am doing a project requiring use of one of the puppets, most that i’ve seen have their hair up. i think the hair symbolizes personality of the character. pls help

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2024/04/05
12:54 UTC

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My process for designing a shoulder mount for a wearable puppet

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2024/04/05
01:41 UTC

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Help the internet understand this meme

So I keep seeing this meme on my newsfeed and each time it’s just a whole bunch of people in the comments having no clue what it means and arguing about it. So I thought, why not ask a bunch of puppeteers!

Looking forward to your insights and hoping this doesn’t turn into another confused argument 😂

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2024/04/04
10:02 UTC

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How could AI "rotoscoping" be used best with puppetry?

While "AI art" and general machine-learning image generation is kind of a controversial topic, I do wonder what y'all's thoughts are on how the tech could be used with puppetry to enhance it.

Like, I'm hypothesizing two different potential ways of applying it, presumably using Stablediffusion running on a higher-level consumer-grade workstation.

One would be to build a very simple; minimal puppet rig that could be inpainted with the creature details the author desires, allowing for some unique textures and less time sculpting but at the cost of consistency. Though, that might be an advantage if one wants the unique "flicker" evident in a lot of sequential AI images, which I think has a unique look.

The other could be a more traditional elaborate puppet, but with small details tweaked and touched up to make it more convincing, think the minor touches of CGI in the Dark Crystal show. It'd be more expensive/labor-intensive than the other, but it'd also be more consistent and retain more of the core physicality.

Though, the big universal one that could unite them all: Being able to remove puppeteers from the scene, in a way far more quickly and cheaply than traditional wire-removal/image compositing. Ironically, AI could be a major boon to small indie productions using practical effects with that alone, allowing them to punch well above their weight!

Again, apologies if this is weird, I know the tech is controversial (though my opinion is, more or less, the issues with it should be dealt with as labor issues) and if y'all are afraid of this starting something feel free to nuke this, but I do see a ton of potential applications for it to make physical production more viable than ever!

Like, this is some tech that would potentially allow folks to "retexture" physical objects on film in the same way one would for a 3d model, that alone is huge!

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2024/04/04
05:51 UTC

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Suspect some of you afficianados can answer my question

I saw an arty sort of film about 10 years ago with some of the most beautiful puppet/marrionettes. The looked to be made of porcelain and were stick type as I recall -- does anyone know the name of this movie? Thank you -- it's been driving me mad.

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2024/04/03
09:47 UTC

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KERMWICK Chapter 2

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2024/04/02
23:13 UTC

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bread and puppet apprenticeship??

just got accepted into the bread and puppet apprenticeship. can anyone share what it was like? did you have a positive experience?? i’m a little worried about the workload.

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2024/03/17
16:05 UTC

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Looking for puppet patterns

Anybody have any suggestions on favorite/best puppet patterns and books on puppet making and making puppet stages?

2 Comments
2024/03/15
18:32 UTC

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So, who wants to be a chat mod? :)

Finally, we got ourselves a Reddit Channel. This could be good, but I don't have the time. We might use it to host AMA's or streams with livechat, for example. I haven't set it up yet but that would only take a minute.

In fact, we need mods in general. And I'm ready for a new banner as well. :)

Want to help run /r/puppetry, or otherwise contribute? Use the message the mods button.

Cheers!

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2024/03/14
18:39 UTC

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Looking for an oop pattern

Anyone have any ideas of where to find this pattern? https://www.etsy.com/listing/1223874277/wally-the-monkey-marcus-the-lion-wrap

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2024/03/14
18:38 UTC

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Stomach Level, Two-handed Puppet ideas

I’m thinking about putting together a Krang (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) cosplay and want to work the Krang as a puppet. Are there any examples of puppets I could use as a template for operation with two hands - one hand in the back of the head for the mouth (and maybe eyes?) and one hand for a tentacle (or both?)

My idea is to build a frame around my body for the torso with two “dead” arms on it with enough room for free movement inside it. So could operate the tentacles as a marionette, or inverted rod, but if there’s a better way, I’m open to suggestions.

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2024/03/13
21:34 UTC

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NylaFleece in Australia

Is there anywhere to get NylaFleece or something like it from Australia? Or at least from somewhere that isn't $150+ Shipping?

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2024/03/13
07:23 UTC

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Heyo.

I am currently planning out my plastic bag alien puppet (inspired by Bill Bryan’s puppets) video/film, but I wanted to ask if anyone has any advice for filming and editing this film/video. The only thing I have to film on is an iPad.

2 Comments
2024/03/13
07:17 UTC

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Does anyone have a live hand (sack) Puppet pattern?

Hello does anyone have a live hand (sack) puppet pattern? That is free? or under 20 usd? Thanks in advance.

6 Comments
2024/03/13
03:40 UTC

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Somewhat upgraded robot arm for wearable theatrical robotics

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2024/03/10
15:43 UTC

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Prototype robot arm for theatrical performance robotics

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2024/03/04
16:09 UTC

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Monster Chef

My dad was a professional puppeteer while I was growing up and it's some great memories for me. 10 years ago he unfortunately had to change careers to support us. This is my favourite video of his: https://youtu.be/37EH5V3kBVo?si=yuVuRaKQrjirg4T_ I just think it had so much potential and want to share it. I hope you enjoy :)

Edit - spelling

4 Comments
2024/03/02
00:48 UTC

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The best video I've ever made

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2024/02/25
16:44 UTC

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Saw this on YouTube... Hmm?

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2024/02/23
05:01 UTC

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Ginseng Planet

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2024/02/22
23:10 UTC

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