quarta-feira, 1 de abril de 2009

Inteligent(?) Design

The other day Cicero and Nice of PuppetsBrazil fame helped me make a puppet that I am going to be using in some video spots shortly. Here is some pictures of the event.

terça-feira, 23 de setembro de 2008

Puppet And Stuff Puppetry Forum

Over the last couple of weeks we have started participating on the Puppet's and Stuff forum. Cicero, Nice and I have found it to be a great community of puppeteers and puppet makers who are very welcoming to interested parties. You will find people there of all levels of puppeteering, from the professional to the beginner. There are quite a few people there who are interested in Christian puppetry. Check it out!

Latest Video Efforts

Here are the latest videos we have done that have been shown on our local TV station. We have one more "in the can" that will be shown at an as yet undisclosed date.

Buga Buga: Rock and Hole

This video introduces a new cast of characters, the Buga Buga tribe. Their language consists of the words "buga buga", and they illustrate biblical principles through their capers. If you have any doubt as to what they are illustrating in this video, check out the reference at the end.


This one is just a little comedy bit that aired before the Buga Buga clip. It is based on one of my favorite Smothers Brothers routines. Below is a translation:

Junior: Hey Max.
Max: Hey Junior
Junior: Is it my imagination, or do I smell chocolate.
Max: It's not your imagination, it is really chocolate. I fell into a bucket of chocolate this morning.
Junior: You fell into a bucket of chocolate?
Max: Yes, an enormous bucket, full of chocolate. It was terrible.
Junior: I can imagine. And what did you do?
Max: I yelled "FIRE!"
Junior: Hang on...you fell into a bucket of chocolate and yelled "fire"?
Max: That's right.
Junior: And why did you do that?
Max: Because nobody would have helped me if I had yelled "CHOCOLATE"!
(rim shot)

Back to Posting

Ok, I keep meaning to post here, but life just keeps getting in the way. There has been a flurry of puppetry related activity here, however, and so we have a lot of content that could go here. Hopefully we will be able to be more consistent from here on out, and post more material for believers seeking to make a difference through puppetry.

Last weekend we administered our sixth puppetry school here in Brazil. It was a raging success. Cicero, our technical director, put together this little promotional video featuring photos and clips from last week's event. Enjoy.

sábado, 10 de maio de 2008

Jornal da Cidade Feliz: Desafiando a Bússula

Here is our latest production. In this edition of the Jornal da Cidade Feliz Junior and Manu talk about the movies "The Golden Compass" and "Facing the Giants".

Jornal da Cidade Feliz: Desafiando a Bússula

Here is our latest production. In this edition of the Jornal da Cidade Feliz Junior and Manu talk about the movies "The Golden Compass" and "Facing the Giants".

domingo, 4 de maio de 2008

Our "First" TV Appearance

Actually, we did about five over a year ago...but they are pretty primitive. We have spent some time and cash to make these new vignettes a little more "high quality".

In watching the following performance, we noticed that we need to work a lot more on the interaction between the human and the puppet, and also raise the quality of our lighting. I was also not completely satisfied with the final result of the interaction between the two puppets at the end.

We have worked on correcting these issues, and hopefully you will note a difference in next-week's posting (which is almost completely edited already!).

This episode deals with a "missing link" that was discovered about a month ago in Rio de Janeiro. Manú (the girl) and Júnior (the puppet) talk about it in light of what the Bible has to say about creation. In the end, Júnior allows as how he thinks he has discovered a missing link, and displays a photo of Chico. Chico is none too pleased.

If I get some time, I will try to makes some captions so you can understand all of what is said.

After months of preparation, false starts, and scheduling conflicts, I am thrilled to be in regular production again.