Back to the Basics – The importance of making your puppet always appear to be ALIVE

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Toni

One thing that is always important is to never forget that your puppet must always look alive. This covers several areas. First and foremost is that your puppet must NEVER be seen as lifeless. This means that your audience NEVER sees you put your hand in the puppet.

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Back to the Basics – How to focus your puppets eyes

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Fish

 

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Ralph

 

As part of our “Back to the Basics” series we want to cover a very important topic of how to focus your puppets eyes where they need to be. We have all seen beginner Ventriloquists facing an audience and their puppet looking all over the place with no earthly idea what they are looking at.

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Back to the Basics: Lets work on your wrist action

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Great Aunt Peggy

Lets take a few minutes this week to work on wrist action. Wrist action is something you don’t even have the opportunity to use if you only have hard figures.

With soft sculpture, you have the opportunity to use wrist action because it is your arm and wrist that are inside the puppets neck instead of a control stick. Now that we have defined the difference, lets get into what you can do with wrist action.

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Happy New Year 2019

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Every year seems to go by faster then the year before.

I remember when I was young that a year was a long time. Now a year is about what 3 months used to seem like.

I guess the lesson to be learned is that life is short and none of us can afford to squander our time. Take time to enjoy those around us that we love. Relish in the time and memories we get to make with those we most need in our lives.

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Merry Christmas

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Lolly Gator

We are taking a brief break from puppets and Venting this week. We want to take just a minute to reflect on what the friendship of each of our friends in the Vent Community means to us. We are truly grateful for each of you and this week of Christmas gives us pause to be thankful for each of you.

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