Monday, April 28, 2008

Sprout Sharing Show

Check out The Sprout Sharing Show that premiers on PBS’s Sprout Monday May 5th. Working for the Chiodo Brothers, Patrick and I made all of the puppets, backgrounds, props and stage for the show. The puppets were all made from felt and they were designed to have a simplistic hand made quality. The Sprout Sharing show showcases drawings, photos, videos and more sent in by young viewers. Click here to see the puppets in action.

Robo-Locusts

Robo-Locusts

I used the foam mock up to create all of the patterns needed for the Robo-Locust puppets. The head and body shapes are made from L-200. The L-200 is light weight and sturdy and it will give the puppets an armored look. The eyes will be made from acrylic half spheres.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Space Bugs

Space Bugs

Here at Swazzle we are hard at work building two new summer puppet shows: Space Bugs Alpha and Zeta. The scripts are being written by Dylan Campbell, and are nearly complete. Both shows take place in the distant future. Devestating Robo-Locusts have swept through the Universe devouring everything in their site.

This is a mock up of the Robo-Locust's head. The final puppet will be a rod puppet built in L-200.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Puppet Arms

puppet arms

This past week Patrick and I have been busy building puppets for our new school assembly puppet show - The Swazzle Workshop Live. We will be presenting a seven minute sample of the show at this year's Orange County Performing Arts Center Performer's Showcase. The Swazzle Workshop Live is a live show based on Swazzle's popular web series The Swazzle Workshop. During the show students will learn team work and cooperation through the art of puppetry. The Swazzle Workshop Live was created with a grant from The Puppeteers of America in partnership with The Orange County Performing Arts Center's Arts Teach Program.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Another Update

In my last post I said that I was going to be doing a series on stages. I still plan on doing that, but I got delayed because over the past few weeks Patrick and I have been working at Jim Henson's Creature Shop on a top secret project for Kanye West. Since I was 13 years old I wanted to work at the Jim Henson Company and Jim Henson's Creature Shop so this was a dream come true. I can't tell you anymore about the project right now. For more information click here and here to see some photos from Kanye West's blog.

Also Forgetting Sarah Marshall opens April 18. It's getting really good reviews, and I'm really excited to see it.