1. Process: Marionettes with Geahk Burchill


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    Witness master puppet maker Geahk Burchill breathe life into Asenath, the Appalachian witch. Read the full Etsy blog post: http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/?p=11990. Directed, shot, edited, and music by: Eric Beug Animation by: Julia Pott http://www.juliapott.com

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    • Siete Ejercicios Básicos


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      "Seven Basic Exercices" is a collection of mechanical wooden puppets. Each one of them attempts to represent a different aspect of modern society. This exhibition was presented last October-November 2010 at Turbo Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Thanks very much to my cousin Carlos Cambariere for this wonderfull video!!!.

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      • The Tree Man (2009)


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        Written and directed by Navin Dev. Set between Chapters 15 and 16 of Carlo’s Collodi’s classic novel The Adventures of Pinocchio, The Tree Man depicts Pinocchio’s seemingly final minutes as he hangs from a tree. As he slowly dies, the wooden marionette spiritually journeys into an inferno of fear, guilt and hope through his encounters with key symbolic characters such as the Maiden with Azure Hair and the ghost of the Talking Cricket. As he falls deeper into darkness he learns the crucial dangers and virtues of the mortality he seeks. Winner of Jury Award for Best Short Film at Puppets on Film Festival 2011 (UK).

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        • SANKO


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          **Official Selection 2013 Jim Henson Foundation 'Puppets On Film' Festival, New York **Official Selection 2013 Nitehawk Shorts Festival, Williamsburg, New York Phantom Limb Company, New York City-based, is known for its work with marionette-puppetry and focus on collaborative, multi-media theatrical production and design. Co-founded in 2007 by installation artist, painter and set designer Jessica Grindstaff and composer and puppet maker Erik Sanko, Phantom Limb has been lauded for its unconventional approach to this venerable format. Phantom Limb includes a large rotating cast of friends, collaborators, artists, dancers and puppeteers. http://phantomlimbcompany.com A film by Christopher Sturman & Graeme Maclean Produced by Amy Lipkin Shot & Edited by Jett Cain Featuring Erik Sanko & his puppets

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          • Goodnight Lenin - Wenceslas Square


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            A marionette love story and music video for Goodnight Lenin's single track Wenceslas Square. Made in collaboration between film maker Chris Keenan (Prime Objective) and animator / director Steven Spencer (Nice Monster). Filmed at Second Home Studios, Birmingham, UK. Chris Keenan - Producer, Director & DP Steven Spencer - Director Chris Randall - Lighting Design and Producer for Second Home Studios Carina Stuart - Set Design Emily Woodall - Set Design Tony Sinnett - Puppet Maker and Puppeteer Nixon Leung - Animation, Compositing & Tracking Kian Edalat - Animation Joshua Whitehouse - Storyboard Artist Gary Tanner - Camera Assistant Martin Clarke - Intro Sound Design Janice Feighery - Assistant Sarah Roberts - Runner www.primeobjective.co.uk www.nicemonster.co.uk www.secondhomestudios.com http://goodnightlenin.virb.com

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            • Descarnada Señorita presenta "Miss Plastic Bag"


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              "Miss Plastic Bag", pieza de teatro de objetos en la que Descarnada Señorita dota de vida a una bolsa de plástico que encuentra en su maleta. A ella da forma y con ella dibuja un bello espectáculo en el que las emociones brillan ante los líricos y vivos movimientos de un títere que parece, durante muchos momentos, moverse por sí mismo. "Miss Plastic Bag" is an object theater piece in which Descarnada Señorita breathes life into a plastic bag. She gives life and she draws a beautiful piece in which the emotions shine to the lyrical movements of a puppet that seems, for many times, move by itself. CREATED AND PERFORMED Malgosia Szkandera FILMED AND EDITED Marco Heredero Andrés Sánchez -VendimiaTV Productions- LIGHT DESIGNER Miguel Ángel García Rosa SPECIAL THANKS Javier Gómez

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              • 2013 National Puppet Slam: National Marionette Theatre's David J. Syrotiak performs "The Skater"


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                This is a performance video shot at the Puppeteer's of America National Festival at Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, PA. This piece, "The Skater" was selected to be included in the National Puppetry Slam at the Festival. Conceived and built by National Marionette Theatre founder David Syrotiak Sr. and performed by his son David J. Syrotiak. We hope you enjoy it! Video produced by Brett Vanderbrook for the Puppetry (r)Evolution National Festival on August 7th, 2013

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                • COUPLES - A Short Film using the Panasonic AF100


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                  My wife let me play with her Marionettes tonight, so I did a little short with my new AF100. This H.264 compression looks terrible compared to the original file. Oh well. Panasonic AF100 ISO 640 Test Zuiko 50-200mm Zuiko 12-60mm (Last two shots only) No CC/Grading SCENE FILE 6 60/24p Detail -6 V Detail -6 Coring +2 Chroma -2 M. Ped -3 Gamma Cine-like V Matrix NORM2 Music Sonicfire PRO - Tango 1 V C

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                  • Little Dragon - My Step


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                    Music video for Little Dragon's My Step. Directed by Matthew Scheuerer http://mattpowerhouse.blogspot.com This video features four characters visually based on deities from the Hopi Katsina religion (Kokpelli, Tukwinong, Hokyan Angak'china and Angwusnasomtaka). Here is one site where you can learn more about the actual Katsina and the Hopi people. I will post better links as I find them and/or they are suggested to me. http://www.peabody.harvard.edu/katsina

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                    • Persona by Kayle Hope


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                      1. 250 character description Ricky Syers is an artist who makes marionettes based on real people. He started out playing music in Washington Square Park and just brought a marionette for fun. He later realized people wanted to see the marionettes more than watch him play the drums. 2. Ricky Syers is an artist who makes puppets based on real people in Washington Square Park. His marionettes include an elderly woman named Doris, Larry the bird guy and other Washington Square Park regulars. Ricky lives in Dunellen, New Jersey but takes the train to New York to busk in Washington Square park every chance he gets. Ricky’s marionettes look identical to the people they represent but their characters are often more exaggerated than the people in real life. Doris is a long time activist in Washington Square Park who has been a friend to artists in the park for years. Doris was interested in Ricky’s puppets and they formed a special friendship. She shared with him some old clippings of reviews she wrote about famous marionette makers like Bil Baird when she worked as an art critic. After learning so much from Doris, Ricky decided to make Little Doris. He had been wanting to make Psy so that he had a marionette that could do gangnam style. He changed his mind and decided to make a granny that could do gangnam style because he thought “what’s better than a granny who can dance,” Ricky said. Ricky’s puppets reflect on the relationship between identity and art. Through his animations, Ricky makes these characters come alive in the marionette versions of themselves. 3. Persona – A Story of Identity and Marionettes Tags: Identity, Marionettes, People, Ricky Syers, Puppets, Washington Square Park, Character, Personality. 4. Transcript Doris: Well I am very outgoing and so is Doris. Ricky: So I was going to be making a new marionette and it was probably going to be Psy because I wanted someone that could do the gagnam style. I think just in that time, Doris had won me in just how sweet she was and I said, I'll tell you what, I can always add a little granny to my repertoire. I'll make Doris and I could still have her do gagnam style because what's cooler than a little granny that can dance. People for the first time come up and compliment me on what I did for her. They come up and thank me for what I did for Doris and there’s nothing like that. I never had that before. Listen Buster, I’ll tell you what. Doris - I think all of them, he goes after the character of the person he is doing and so they become distinctive persons and when I walk through the park now, people say Hi Doris! See years ago, I thought I was a laborer trying to be an artist, but I discovered that I am an artist trying to be a laborer. That’s what I was all this time. It’s not really who you are, it’s what you do, but this is more of what I am, and who I am, by walking around with a marionette. I just walk around with it. I don’t think of it as I’m going to put on a show. 5. http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/puppeteer-once-silent-activist-form-friendship-marionettes-article-1.1484244 http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/howie-long-takes-puppet-form-pizza-hut-commercial-article-1.1598352 http://thevillager.com/2013/08/01/master-of-puppetsand-also-a-pretty-good-drummer/ http://missoulian.com/entertainment/arts-and-theatre/native-alaska-contemporary-artists-explore-issues-of-identity/article_bb261020-d6e6-11e3-94f5-0019bb2963f4.html 6. Facebook post: I first met Ricky Syers at a Humans of New York book signing. I arrived early and he was sitting in the front row with his marionette Stix. I asked him to sign my book and from then on we were friends. My latest video is an exploration of identity through Ricky’s marionettes. Check it out. Tweet – My latest piece explores the issue of identity through the story of an artist who makes marionettes based on real people. 8. Narratively Village Voice

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