Posts tagged puppets

The Kinetic Paranormal Society and the Night Before Christmas

Just in case you didn’t make it to Unsane World Theater’s last performance of 2013, it’s not too late to save Christmas! Here is the complete holiday special episode! So like the classic Christmas shows of yore gather the family around the radio, I mean internet and listen to their magical Christmas adventure. And remember there are still eleven more days to Christmas!

Puppet by Patrick Smith

~ The puppeteer part of me is a bit bothered by this weeks Saturday morning cartoon. The rest of me just think it’s funny. 

Kinetic Paranormal Society
~ Seriously, so many things to do as the season progresses that the inkbot is nearly lost in time and space. For instance, there’s this Kinetic Paranormal Society, a band of puppets and people traveling through time and space in a magical wardrobe investigating the supernatural. We just finished a glorious race across Humboldt county in the 2013 Kinetic Grand Championship this last weekend. Even caught a genie. This weekend we’ll be performing in Benbow for the Summer Arts and Music Festival! 
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Kinetic Paranormal Society

~ Seriously, so many things to do as the season progresses that the inkbot is nearly lost in time and space. For instance, there’s this Kinetic Paranormal Society, a band of puppets and people traveling through time and space in a magical wardrobe investigating the supernatural. We just finished a glorious race across Humboldt county in the 2013 Kinetic Grand Championship this last weekend. Even caught a genie. This weekend we’ll be performing in Benbow for the Summer Arts and Music Festival! 

Read all about it

Kinetics 2013: The Kinetic Paranormal Society & the Magic Wardrobe
~ Your usual array of internet is not being posted on Inkbot this weekend. Instead I am racing a magic wardrobe full of sock puppets across Humboldt county in a three day triathalon of art, the Kinetic Grand Championship. Above you can see the puppets and their wardrobe greeting one of our competitors, the Velo Crab.

Kinetics 2013: The Kinetic Paranormal Society & the Magic Wardrobe

~ Your usual array of internet is not being posted on Inkbot this weekend. Instead I am racing a magic wardrobe full of sock puppets across Humboldt county in a three day triathalon of art, the Kinetic Grand Championship. Above you can see the puppets and their wardrobe greeting one of our competitors, the Velo Crab.

3D Puppets? Who would have ever thunk it?
~ As a puppeteer this seems utterly ridiculous and disconnected from reality. Puppets ability to connect with an audience is their greatest strength, this idea of 3D projected puppets misses the whole point. I’m glad the Muppet legacy continues, but I have my doubts that a company the size of Disney can make something as human as what Henson gave us.

3D Puppets? Who would have ever thunk it?

~ As a puppeteer this seems utterly ridiculous and disconnected from reality. Puppets ability to connect with an audience is their greatest strength, this idea of 3D projected puppets misses the whole point. I’m glad the Muppet legacy continues, but I have my doubts that a company the size of Disney can make something as human as what Henson gave us.

The Doctor Puppet

~ The Doctor takes the form of a puppet in his newest regeneration. All of the Doctor’s quirks and manners are captured with uncanny accuracy in this stop-motion animation gem. I put all three of the current episodes on one handy playlist for you. Episode 1: The Red X, episode 2: The Conjunction of Eleven as well as the Doctor Puppet Christmas Special that somehow slipped under me radar last holiday. Enjoy

I ♥ T∞ns

Puppet Anatomy
~ The wrist bones connected to the neck bone.

Puppet Anatomy

~ The wrist bones connected to the neck bone.

The Knee High Puppets: On Top of Spaghetti (Opera)

~ Rodney delivers a moving operatic performance of this classical score. Hold on to your meatballs because this one is sure to knock them to the floor. But first some comedic anecdotes and impersonations.

Take Back Your Strings!
~ But vote anyway…

Take Back Your Strings!

~ But vote anyway…

Jim Henson’s Fantastic World

Henson and Kermit

~ Jim Henson was remembered last spring in a touring exhibit by the Smithsonian Institute. To celebrate what would have been his 76th birthday today let’s look at some highlights from that show.