Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Lady Fromage Rod Puppet, Part 6

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Using the same technique as the top jaw, I've constructed the puppet's bottom jaw. Like the top jaw, it was made from two triangles of foam glued together in the middle. For this puppet the bottom is just slightly smaller than the top jaw.

Once the top and bottom jaws are constructed they are ready to be attached to the puppet's head.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

New Swazzle Puppet Videos

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This past Friday we shot a couple new puppet videos for our web site at the Chiodo Brothers Studio. The first will be premiering on our site at the end of this month, so stay tuned.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

New Swazzle Mugs!

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Hey everyone! Check out these new Swazzle mugs. The travel mug features B.A.R.K. The Robot Dog against a slick metal background. The other mug features over fifty characters from our puppet shows.

If you visit our Swazzle Store be sure to leave a comment on the comment wall!

Lady Fromage Rod Puppet, Part 5

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This puppet has a long pointy snout. To make that I'm using two squared triangular shapes with a one slightly curved side. The two curved sides are glued together to give the nose a slight swoop. The squared tips at the narrow end of the puppets snout, are glued together to make it rounded.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Lady Fromage Rod Puppet, Part 4

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The puppet head shape is nearly complete. To give the head a flat top, I've glued on a flat rounded foam shape to the center of the head. Next I added four small triangles to give the bottom of the puppet's head the proper roundness.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Friday Fun, The Fox Lantern

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This puppet was designed and built by Sam Hale for The Fox Lantern. The puppet show playd July 29 - August 20 at the Centenary United Methodist Church in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles. Sam designed and built the puppets for the show with additional puppets built by Mirna Lozano & Jonathan Alvarez. The puppet show set in feudal Japan told its story non verbaly with table top puppets, and shadow puppets. It was directed by Leslie K Grey, and featued the performing talents of Same Hale, Michael Oosterom, Eli Presser & Janet Song. Original music was composed and performed by George Abe.