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. Jeremy Clapin
  2. Bianca Giaever
  3. caleb wood
  4. ITP
  5. John Hanson
  6. CFRS
  7. BOLD Studio
  9. Kirsten Lepore
  10. This Is It
  11. Kyle Vegter
  12. Julia Miller
  13. High Concept Labs
  14. Drew Dir