This is  part two of video recording your performances and practices. I mentioned B-roll, so I thought it might be good to have a post specifically about B-roll and how to effectively use it.

What is B-roll

A-roll is the main video, the interview, the main performance, w...

Video Using Your Phone

If you have ever been in a videography class or even watched video training on Youtube then you’ve probably heard the old adage “the best camera is the one that’s with you”. In today’s world of smartphones, that adage is more real than it has ever...

Let Your Creativity Flow

I am a big proponent for teams to come up with their own concepts, scripts, and programs for two reasons. The first is the financial factor involved. It is so easy to spend a fortune to get permission to use other people’s material. The second i...

Get Your Name Out There

Marketing is often confused with sales. Though there is a clear connection between the two, marketing is the actual act of drawing attention to one’s self or one’s product.

Marketing is and will be a continually ongoing process for your puppet tea...

The Kit

“Hope for the best, plan for the worst.”

In a perfect world, nothing ever goes wrong, the mics never go dead mid performance, the props never break, the cds never get scratched, etc. but in the real world, as the saying goes, “what can go wrong will go wrong” so...

These are the things that will make you exude professionalism to the people in charge of the venue you will be performing at as well as the audience.

Promptness

“Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.”

                                          - William Shake...

What is Ventriloquism?

Ventriloquism is a finely crafted art that has been mastered by a select few. The techniques of distorting one’s voice to make it seem as though it is coming from another source; in this case a puppet. Like magic, these techniques were guarded and...

Make It Original, Make It Yours

Developing Set puppet characters can be a fun way to get and keep team members involved. For them to know that the character they do is their character and no one else can do it gives them a sense of pride and responsibility to the team....

Gestures

Less than 20 percent of communication is done with words. Body language plays an important role in how we naturally communicate. The same holds true for puppets when they are communicating.

Some puppets, such as vent puppets and animatronics are designed to have...