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How to do Effective Puppet Shows

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A short overview of conducting an effective puppetshow

A short overview of conducting an effective puppetshow

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  • 1. Puppets Galore Fundamentals of Effective Puppet Shows http://puppetsgalore.wordpress.com Glenn McKnight
  • 2. Topics ● Part One  Part Two –Scripts ­Logistics –Characters ­Staging ­Extra Staging –Protagonist ­Special Effects –Plot ­Electrical and Lighting –Humour ­Music –Rehersals –Having Fun
  • 3. Scripts  Know your audience and know what you can or cannot write about. If your skit will be put on in a church, make your skit about Biblical principles and so forth.  If your skit will be put on in front of an organization run by the government or in a government building you may not be allowed to use religious beliefs in your skit.
  • 4. Characters  Know the characters that will be in your play. Look at what you have to work with and write your script around that.  Pick a main character (protagonist) from among the puppets you have in your selection.
  • 5. Characters: Antagonist  Choose a bad guy (an antagonist) who will make life hard for your hero.  When choosing this character, which can be a boy, girl or animal, make sure it is one that is believable in appearance.  For example, don't choose a sweet looking little boy to be your villain.
  • 6. Plot  Come up with a plot. Along with who your character is, you need to know what your play is about, where it is happening and what is wrong.  Your character must desire something, but is unable to get it for some reason.
  • 7. Humour  Come up with some humour. Children love slapstick humor and lots of animation.  Make it fun and exaggerate everything to the hilt
  • 8. Rehersals  Practice your skit with your puppets. Check out their expressions as you go through the play which will give you inspiration.  Use improvisation as you go and write down any new ideas or dialogue that comes to you in this process.
  • 9. Have Fun  Try to avoid preachy language or longwinded dialogue.  Make your skit full of action and try not to let the scenes in your script be stagnate. The most important rule in creating a puppet skit is to make it fun and enjoyable.
  • 10. Logistics  If you have alot of stuff,  ask for suitable truck  size parking near  unloading doors ­Ice/snow free path ­Access to  ramps/elevators  Adult assistance if equipment must be carried up/down stairs
  • 11. Staging  Shape: A stage is a triangle  Size: 14' wide x 7'deep x 9'high.  Pathway: A path 3'wide must be left on all sides.  Location: The stage is most often set in a corner of the room with diagonal seating.  Height: The puppets' playing floor is 6' off the actual floor - we do not need or want a raised stage.  Viewing: From chairs are set back ten feet  Viewing: From the floor are set back fifteen feet .
  • 12. Extra Staging  Video screen & projector (placed to the SL side)  Picture props are place in the front of the stage  Mood and spot lighing attached on the frame or at the
  • 13. Special Effects  Dramatic effects to showcase the action including:  Use of "smoke"/fog machines to create a mood for scary  or compelling stories  Video projection  Projection of pictures, videos and on location cameras to  enhance the story Others  ­micro pyrotechnics ­bubbles ­"snow"
  • 14. Electrical and Lighting  Standard electrical outlets  CSA rated Extension cords  2 separate circuits preferred  LED lighting  Strobe light/Kaleidoscope light  Spot lighting on stage
  • 15. Music  Music enhances the performance  Select free music from Internet Archives.   Http://www.archive.org    Songs can be saved as a MP3 file or Wav format  and played during the performance  If you have any musical volunteers or performers  have them be creative and provide music interludes  or character music forms ie. Peter and the Wolf
  • 16. Thank you http://puppetsgalore.wordpress.com

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