File puptcrit/puptcrit.0810, message 153


Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2008 17:17:33 -0400
To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Maika Video


Cool Greg.  You're probably too close to it.  I thought it looked great and
agree better than the bands' shots.  Wow what hair on those musicians!

On Thu, Oct 9, 2008 at 1:56 PM, Gregory Ballora
<gregballora-AT-sbcglobal.net>wrote:

> Thanks for your thoughts.
> I guess it is not a surprise that the director is a puppeteer
> himself, but I agree, the band sequences are not really that
> special.  Problems with time and money as usual, so the band couldn't
> go to the outside location, blah blah blah. Glad you thought the
> puppet parts were compelling. I was deliriously tired when we shot
> the exterior stuff, so I don't love it. Brings up the issue of
> whether the builder really should be the performer...
>
> Thanks again
> Greg
> On Oct 9, 2008, at 5:29 AM, Robert Rogers wrote:
>
> >> Here is a link to a music video that I worked on as principle puppet
> >> builder and principle performer-both with LOTS of help.
> >
> > To tell you the truth, I found the puppetry sequences to be a lot more
> > successful than those of the band.  One did not compliment the
> > other.  They
> > competed.  The shots of the band were typical of so many other
> > music videos
> > and the song was derivative.
> >
> > But the puppetry sequences were very compelling and made me want to
> > see
> > more - and that has nothing to do with the fact that I have a personal
> > interest in puppetry.
> >
> > Robert Rogers
> >
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