File puptcrit/puptcrit.0801, message 41

Date: Sat, 5 Jan 2008 14:59:58 EST
Subject: [Puptcrit]  Cable Diagrams/puppet mechanics

Greetings, ALL:

Happy new Year!!

I'm afraid that this post won't help Liz Evans in the short term, and hope it 
won't seem callous that I take advantage of the moment. But for those who 
wish to gain a deeper understanding of puppet mechanics, (moving eyes, lips, 
brows, etc., etc. and cable control) this is an opportunity you might want to 

It has just been announced that the O'Neill Puppetry Conference will again 
host an intensive workshop on puppet mechanics featuring the amazing Jim Kroupa. 
(Between the Lions, Sesame Street, Muppets, etc., etc.)  Intensive Dates: 
June 3 - 6, 2008.   Conference June 7 - 15, 2008. You may choose to attend either 
or both. 

Jim presents an incredible hands-on workshop that allows each participant to 
build a particular mechanic. Dozens of examples of Jim's solutions to many 
puppet mech problems are on hand for study. These intensives ARE intense, but 
there is always time for Jim to address particular problems with a project you 
may be working on. The 'behind-the-scenes' annecdotal accounts of Jim's 
professional and family experiences in puppetry are worth the trip. Most enlightening. 

This intensive fills up fast, and has an enrollment limit. DO let Bobbie 
Nidzgorski, the General Manager know of your interest asap.

Check out the Conference web site for particulars.
This year's conference information is about to be posted, but general and 
contact info remains the same. 
Write me if you have any questions.

Guest artists for the main conference will be Luman Coad and Paul Mesner.

Fred Thompson

Start the year off right.  Easy ways to stay in shape.
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