On-Camera Puppetry Intensive
Taught by: Ronald Binion, Puppeteer for "The Muppets", "Lazytown"
Three consecutive sessions, July 10th-12th
July 10th and 11th at Puppet Showplace Theater
July 12th at Brookline Interactive Group Studio
Register by July 4th: $170
Register after July 4th: $195
REGISTER ONLINE or call the Box Office at 617-731-6400 x 101
Popularized and immortalized in TV programs such as The Muppets and Sesame Street, on-screen puppetry is a medium that continues to be a popular choice for children's programming today. What is truly amazing about these shows is the amount of skill and artistry of the puppeteers behind the scenes.
About this class:
In fun and supportive class, participants will learn Hand-and-Mouth puppet manipulation techniques, as well as devise, script, and record their own short scenes. Real world television production skills, such as using a flipped-image monitor, will be covered as well.
This is an intermediate-level class; prior experience with puppetry, media production, or performing arts is requested, though past work with on-camera puppetry is not required.
About the instructor:
Ronald Binion began his professional career at the Center for Puppetry Arts where he gave more than 1500 performances across the entire spectrum of puppetry styles. In 1995 he moved to New York and spent many years building for the Muppets. In 2000, he began performing on the Disney Channel’s The Book of Pooh, for which he received an Emmy Nomination. Soon after, he became the head puppeteer on Comedy Central’s Crank Yankers followed by the puppet producer for Nick Jr.’s LazyTown. Ronald has also created characters for television commercials and conceived the short film AlienCow Puppet Show. In recent years, Ronald has helped use puppetry to deliver life-saving messages to children in the developing world through his work with the NGO “No Strings International.” As part of this effort, he regularly travels to countries like Indonesia, the Philippines, Kenya, Uganda, and Haiti to train local aid workers in the use of puppetry.
If interested, please register online HERE or call the Box Office at 617-731-6400 x 101