We’re exposed to puppets as kids in schools, library programs, museums, toys, dolls, movies, and tv.
Early television viewing presented kids to:
It’s an object made from paper, wood, fabric, saw dust, straw, cotton, and other materials that could be formed to represent a person, an animal, or an object.
The puppeteer brings it to life with his fingers, hands, strings, or sticks. A puppet is often times called a doll especially when motions are run by electronic or mechanical gadgets.
Total Body or Full-Costume Puppet:
Sesame Street characters introduced the complete body puppet.
A complete body puppet is run by a human being who’s covered completely with a character costume. These puppets are always larger and taller than human beings.
The costume is run by the celebrity with his own body that allows more movement freedoms for the personality. The celebrity may also work hand and pole apparatus and wear a wireless microphone for his voice. This identical actor or another operator from the personality may work some controllers using a remote device.
Have you got a desire to become an actor? Puppetry is theatre and is an art form within each media outlet.
Many puppeteers are shy. They prefer to be concealed behind the scenes working with confidence telling a story, while the puppets are vulnerable and get attention from the general public. Puppeteers have excellent eye and hand coordination skills in addition to timing.
This craft could be learned using on-the-job-training as an apprentice, online classes, local workshops, and more formal training at universities.
What do you have to learn?
Arts and crafts skills for making props, and other support items
Writing skills for scripts, story telling, advertisements, and advertising
Flexibility to work in television, films, festivals and events, theater, parties
Mastering the art of ventriloquism and managing different kinds of puppets
Hours of training to keep eye and hand coordination and time
Puppet construction, operation, storage, and repair maintenance
The craft of puppetry can fulfill creativity and creativity for designing, building, and managing man-made replicas of individuals, animals, or objects to execute amusing feats for amusement.