Manual Cinema PRO

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. Bianca Giaever
  2. caleb wood
  3. ITP
  4. John Hanson
  5. CFRS
  6. Shimi Cohen
  8. Kirsten Lepore
  9. This Is It
  10. Kyle Vegter
  11. Julia Miller
  12. High Concept Labs
  13. Drew Dir