Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Team Smithereen

Team Smithereen

For the past couple of months Patrick and I have been working on a very cool puppet video project called Team Smithereen. We are puppeteers, puppet captains, and directors. We have been fortunate to work with a super creative group of people, and L.A.'s top puppeteers.

Team Smithereen was created by Brats of the Lost Nebula creator Dan Clark, and is co-produced with Wildbrain (headed up by Charlie Rivkin, former CEO of The Jim Henson Company) and Jetix/Disney. I can't tell you anything else about the project at this time, except that it rocks! Stay tuned for more.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Walking with Dinosaurs

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I just saw Walking with Dinosaurs live at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. The show was amazing. The life size dinosaur puppets looked and moved great. I was impressed by how fast and precise the puppetry was despite the massive scale. Also, all of the sounds came from the dinosaur's mouths which was extra cool. We were sitting three rows from the front, so when the full grown Tyrannosaurs Rex walks to the edge of the stage, lifts her head back and roars my chest chest rumbled. Walking with Dinosaurs is now on a North American tour, you must catch it when it comes to your town.

They did not allow flash photography during the show - most people ignored that request. I set my camera to the night setting, and got some nice non-flash photos. I'll share some the better ones in future posts.