TV Puppetry Lab, Little Angel Theatre


TV Puppetry Lab is back!

Another opportunity for all puppeteers passionate about puppetry for the screen (from enthusiastic beginners to seasoned professionals) to get together and practise the skills essential for dynamic and compelling film and television puppetry, and maybe invent some techniques of their own.

We will be building on the success of the last TV Puppetry Lab in September, this time working more as a larger group, watching one another work, and offering feedback when requested.

Once again the evening will be loosely led by Iestyn Evans and Andy Heath from Talk to the Hand Productions, although the goal of these evenings is for people to use the time, space, puppets and equipment to play, experiment and learn together.

We aim to create an environment where people can take risks and make mistakes, as we believe it is only under these circumstances that we really learn and grow.

The evening will allow participants to forge new connections in the industry and hopefully open the floodgates to innovate new and exciting work in this field.

Like last time, techniques up for exploration include:
– Lipsync
– Working with monitors
– Blocking
– Choreography
– Eyelines and focus
– Multi operator puppets
– Acting through the puppet
– Improvisation and spontaneity with the puppet
– Tricks, cheats and gags
– Breaking down a script
– Working with props
– Character development and voice technique
– … and anything else people think of on the day!

We hope to continue to run regular TV Puppetry Labs. Come and join us and help make that a reality!

Book your free place here.