First Puppet Theatre Photo Shoot

Its a GREAT day – I’ve worked for months to get to this point. In some ways, today is “Day One” as far as this crazy puppet theatre idea goes. Its all started one afternoon – I had several weird thoughts that came together . . . . . take my music and combine it with creepy puppets – somehow. Video? Still Life Photography?…

Puppet Theatre Backdrop Drapes and Stage Riser

Its amazing how many things you need to consider when building “miniatures” for a puppet theatre. In actuality, the puppet theatre is my still life photography “set” and maybe even a filming set. The stage “riser” is built and last night, we went to our local Joann Fabric store, which was great fun. This weekend, my wife will teach me how to use her…

Puppet Theatre Lighting

I installed two very cool lighting extension bars that let me hang my photo lights from the ceiling. I had to do that because there just isn’t enough room for lighting stands and the camera tripod. With the lights hanging down, it also means there are no stands to get in the way of the photo. I’ll only have one light on a stand…

Puppet Theatre Test Shots

Today I turned on my LED photo lights for the first time. I just used my simple and silly phone for a bunch of test shots. Turns out, the side light from outside is really nice on the puppet stage and Proscenium. All I need now is one little maroon drape and curtain / bunting around the stage. I also did finish the park…

Copper Tube Proscenium

Yesterday I posted a picture of a pretty snazzy puppet theatre proscenium / arch but it turns out, the scale was not right for anything ornate. I also wondered what color would work. Both texture and color are perfect and the lines also match the rest of the theatre. It is the bow on the package. I wrote another great Baseline and will complete…

Puppet Theatre Miniature Piano and Microphones

I’ve completed my first miniatures for the puppet theatre – and now I have enough props to do a first photo shoot and small puppet music video. The scale is 1:5 – meaning the piano and bench are 1/5th the size of the real thing. I’ll do a proper photo shoot soon. My workshop and puppet theatre are now fully organized, and I have…

Puppet Theatre Set Design

Once I have the 8 puppet controllers built, which will be by end of this week, I can start on building scenery and props. After that I can score music and start filming. I’m not sure if I will try stop motion, live action or a combination of both. I think before I decide, ill do a bunch of stills that explore lighting and…

Technical Puppet Theatre

I finally have my art studio and puppet theatre cleaned up, and a nice floor in place. Now I can work on the finishing touches. I purchased a Technical Theatre book and it is helping more than I expected. It reminds me of all the details I’ll need for photographic lighting, backdrops, microphones, motorized puppet gear, etc. By the way, being a one man…