Monday, June 22, 2009

O'neill puppetry conference 09

I just got back from 12 amazing days at the O'neill puppetry conference. My brain is so full of creative ideas it is crazy.

I would like to thank all the faculty, staff, and other participants for making the last 12 days an amazing life altering experience that I will never forget.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Jet setting, Sunny LA, and more

I'm sorry I haven't posted in a while. I have been busy.

Here is a recap of some of our recent activities.

May 16th We performed for at the Brookline Showplace Theater for the final slam of the season. It was a fun show with some very talented performers. We performed our sketch "the three legged pig"

May 20th Was a huge day for us. We are can now shoot in HD. Little's Creatures now owns a beautiful camcorder the sony hdr fx 1000. It is a three chip color system shoots in 1080 and is just an overall a great camera.

May 21st I hopped on a plane and jetsetted to LA. The land of TV and movies. This was my first trip to LA and did a lot of tourist stuff which I always enjoy. We stayed with my friend Kira who is an animator for Disney. She worked on the awesome movie "Bolt". If you haven't seen it you should.

May 22nd I went to the Jim Henson Company's performance of Puppet Up. If you don't know what this is it is a night of Improv comedy with puppets. This is NOT FOR KIDS. But, absolutely for adults. I don't think I have ever laughed so hard. We also got to meet some great folks who were sitting next to us at the performance. IF you are in LA go to this show!

May 25th I came back to Boston and got a chance to shoot some HD footage you can see it above this post.

In the coming weeks. I will be heading down to Waterford, Connecticut. I will be attending the O'neil puppetry conference which is a once a year event that pairs puppeteers with the pros. I will be in Marty Robinson's group you may now him better for his sesame street characters Telly, Snuffy, Slimey, and those yip yip martians. I will also be doing a pre conference 3 day puppet building intensive with Jim Kroupa. Should be a intense couple of weeks. I will be sure to fill everyone in when I come back.