From Jim Henson to Jeff Dunham, puppets are a unique and expressive way to let your creativity run wild. Who among us doesn’t have fond memories of Labyrinth, The Muppets, or The Neverending Story? Well, the Brooklyn Puppet Conspiracy can help revive those memories, with YOU in control! From finger puppets, to workshops, to puppets as a portrait of you, the Brooklyn Puppet Conspiracy has a plan to make you have fun!
Helmed by master puppeteer David Fino, the BPC aims to not only teach puppeteering to the willing and eager, but also offer up the talents of other artists and creators to bring puppet ideas to life, hence the “conspiracy” portion of the name. This happens not only with their puppets for film, television, commercials, and music videos, but also in their “Portrait Puppets”. Exactly what they sound like, these special puppets are made to look like specific subjects. You, for example! Fully usable as a performance piece, these high quality puppets are completely unique works of art, equally at home on display as on a stage.
In addition to the Portrait Puppet, BPC also offers up four different styles of practice puppets, for the budding puppeteers. Starting simply, there are the basic “FingerPuppetz”, which slip easily over a finger to give yourself a quick, quirky friend, and the Hand Eyes, a pair of eyes with a tuft of hair that turns your very own hand into a puppet. Neat!
In addition, there are the more advanced training puppets, “Rod-Arm” and “Live-Hands”. Each of these training puppets are lightweight yet durable, ready to both teach and entertain, whether that be on film or in the practice studio. Better yet, each puppet is a made to order affair, so your new puppet is always just for you.
Finally, there are the courses! From the basics up to puppetry for film and video, the website is filled with glowing reviews of their classes. From the basics to puppetry for film and video, these classes are a must for the seriously aspiring puppeteer!
For more information on all of these wondrous offerings, you can visit their website, http://www.brooklynpuppetconspiracy.com, to buy yourself some puppets and possibly book a class. When you in that class, keep an eye out for all the neato buttons you’ve seen in this article! And of course, when you’re done bringing that puppet to life, don’t forget to bring your next button project to life, by visiting www.justbuttons.org!