Become a Puppet Master

Become a Puppet Master

Do you have a love for performing and acting but feel held back due to shyness or fear of being in front of an audience?

The Bucket List film starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, motivated many individuals to make a personal wish list. If acting is on your wish list but you hesitate because of shyness, stage fright, or working with other people, puppetry is an exceptional outlet.

Operating puppets is done behind, above, or below the stage. The puppets face the audience, not the puppeteer.

The characters could be people, animals, plants, and other inanimate objects. The job of a professional puppeteer is to bring these lifeless objects to life. check this site out

What’s required of a puppeteer?
Story author
Set designer and stage construction
Making puppets
Sculpture
Costumes
Painting
Mold making
Know how to make dolls and other inanimate objects
Assorted arts and crafts techniques
Business knowledge
for a solo performing artist many talents and skills in a variety of arts and crafts are essential. You control everything in, on, and around the stage. You control all bodily movements and character voices of hand puppets to marionettes. There’s responsibility for creating puppets, props, stage settings, and the point.
The audience becomes more involved with all the characters in the story like they were human celebrities.

The puppeteer need not worry about meeting with the audience. After the characters end their performance using a curtain call, the audience leaves.

For instance, I remember a comedy ventriloquist act performing for three weekends at a local nightclub. At the end of the performance, the puppet master would sit down with patrons and have a conversation involving”Henry” (his dummy). The audience enjoyed this section of the entertainment and every weekend members of the audience looked forward to participating in Henry’s visit.

The contract with this entertainer was completed and the action moved on to other scheduled performances. For approximately two weeks audience members kept asking,”When will Henry return? No one asked for the entertainer.

Employment opportunities can be found in schools, television, movies, theaters, video, film, and other relevant media. Income ranges from hundreds to thousands of dollars depending on the company establishment.

Education:

Self-taught with books, videos, and adventures as a hobbyist.
Internship with a puppet master. This instruction will be for a year or more.
Specialty colleges and schools for career oriented.
There are lots of talents and skills required in this performing art. The two most important are story telling and acting. Hobby or professional career choice determines the need for informal or formal education.


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