Manual Cinema Plus

Chicago, IL

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MANUAL CINEMA is a collaboration between puppeteers/graphic artists Julia Miller, Drew Dir and Sarah Fornace, with musician/composers Kyle Vegter and Ben Kauffman. Our process combines handmade shadow puppetry, cinematic motifs, and live sound manipulation to create immersive theatrical stories. Our tools are paper, acetate, ink, light, air pressure, and overhead projectors. We love dreamscapes, landscapes, sound-scapes, feet, hands, space, small delicate sounds, and animating the inanimate.

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  1. ITP
  2. John Hanson
  3. CFRS
  4. Shimi Cohen
  6. Kirsten Lepore
  7. This Is It
  8. Kyle Vegter
  9. Julia Miller
  10. High Concept Laboratories
  11. Drew Dir