Category: World Puppetry Videos

Amazing traditional Sicilian puppetry
The puppet theatre known as the Opera dei Pupi emerged in Sicily at the beginning of the nineteenth century and enjoyed great success among the islands working classes. The puppeteers told stories based on medieval chivalric literature and other sources, such as Italian poems of the Renaissance, the lives of saints and tales of notorious bandits. The dialogues in these performances were largely improvised by the puppeteers. The two main Sicilian puppet schools in Palermo and Catania were distinguished principally by the size and shape of the puppets, the operating techniques and the variety of colourful stage backdrops.

The puppet theatre known as the Opera dei Pupi emerged in Sicily at the beginning of the nineteenth century and enjoyed great success among the islands working classes. The puppeteers told stories based on medieval chivalric literature and other sources, such as Italian poems of the Renaissance, the lives of saints and tales of notorious bandits. The dialogues in these performances were largely improvised by the puppeteers. The two main Sicilian puppet schools in Palermo and Catania were distinguished principally by the size and shape of the puppets, the operating techniques and the variety of colourful stage backdrops.

A beautiful puppet music video – Little Tybee – “Boxcar Fair”
Boxcar Fair follows a wandering explorer who stumbles upon a magical fair in the middle of a desert. The piece was created by Brock Scott and artist Tom Haney for the band Little Tybee. The entire video was shot in one take with no cuts or edits. Directed By: Brock Scott and Tom Haney Director of Photography: Andrew Kornylak Original Score, "Boxcar Fair", Arranged, Performed, and Recorded by: Little Tybee, Mixed by: Pat Brooks Puppeteers: Raymond Carr, Amy Rush, Mauree Culberson, Lee Bryan Label: Paper Garden Records Made in Atlanta, GA

Boxcar Fair follows a wandering explorer who stumbles upon a magical fair in the middle of a desert. The piece was created by Brock Scott and artist Tom Haney for the band Little Tybee. The entire video was shot in one take with no cuts or edits.
Directed By: Brock Scott and Tom Haney
Director of Photography: Andrew Kornylak
Original Score, “Boxcar Fair”, Arranged, Performed, and Recorded by: Little Tybee, Mixed by: Pat Brooks
Puppeteers: Raymond Carr, Amy Rush, Mauree Culberson, Lee Bryan
Label: Paper Garden Records
Made in Atlanta, GA

An amazing puppet video here by Dmitry Kopytin and Co
Directed by: Aleksey Khruslov and Faceheads Written by: Dmitry Kopytin Produced by Marina Shponko

Contrary to popular belief Faceheads is not a collective or a studio but a one man operation run by a Moscow based artist Dmitry (Deems) Kopytin Video Directed by: Aleksey Khruslov and Faceheads
Written by: Dmitry Kopytin
Produced by Marina Shponko Vimeo page https://vimeo.com/faceheads

 

 

We Show Up On Radar – ‘Hands Up If You’re Lost’
Official music video for 'Hands Up If You're Lost' by We Show Up On Radar. Nominated for a UKMVA for best budget alternative music video.

Official music video for ‘Hands Up If You’re Lost’ by We Show Up On Radar.
Nominated for a UKMVA for best budget alternative music video.

Rick Baker’s Men in Black-Puppets and Animatronics!
Some of effects legend Rick Baker's most memorable work was in the Men in Black series, where his studio designed and created the fantastic alien creatures featured in the films. We chat with Rick about the practical fabrication of the memorable worm aliens, and a giant bug animatronic that never made it to screen. So many wonderful stories!

Some of effects legend Rick Baker’s most memorable work was in the Men in Black series, where his studio designed and created the fantastic alien creatures featured in the films. We chat with Rick about the practical fabrication of the memorable worm aliens, and a giant bug animatronic that never made it to screen. So many wonderful stories!