File puptcrit/puptcrit.0811, message 226

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Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2008 23:09:54 -0500
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Hey check this video out, thanks Mary

Hey Steve;
    Thanks for the input, any comments are greatly appreciated. I totally 
agree with the  quality on youtube, my DVD of the same video is much 
clearer, but I do need to get a better camera.
    The reason I am making these videos is  for our "would be" clients. 
Though I would have preferred starting the video with the headless horseman 
chasing Ichabod, (very dramatic) I know that would be too startling for the 
PTA members & parents who  hire us. I was trying to make the show look as 
cute & funny as I can without showing any scary stuff.
    Even though we live in the Hudson River Valley in upstate NY we still 
have a hard time selling this show because of our customers preconception of 
the story.
    This is not an excuse for bad editing, I just telling you what was going 
through my mind when putting it together. I am still learning this editing 
stuff so please know your comments are not falling on deaf ears. Thanks 

The Puppet People

P.S. Also another reason I am doing this is that kids love to go, after 
seeing our show, and see parts of the show and how we make things. Schools 
like it too, they have used the videos for pre & post show activities. Again 
thanks and let me know if you have any others.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Steven Barr" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, November 14, 2008 3:31 PM
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Hey check this video out, thanks Mary

>I just saw the 6 min. You tube clip of LofSHollow. Put the best, most
> seductive parts at the beginning to try to get them to not click away. I
> would have  clicked away had you not wanted some feed back from this 
> puppet
> line. You tube and shooting a live show with video doesn't lend itself to
> good quality images-- as you know. At the outset, Light saturation and
> whobbly manipulation is accentuated. then about 4 min. in I think, both 
> are
> better-- it is much clearer to look at-- so use the best footage first-- i
> can't accent that enough.
> The how-to talking part is very nice and never gets scrutinized so much on
> these demos.
> i liked it, although I thought it may have been too long (but i don't know
> to whom you were sending it).
> good luck, I hope this helps.
> Steven Ritz-Barr
> On Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 9:17 PM, William Hennes
> <>wrote:
>> Hi Mark,
>> Very nicely done!  I love the Behind the scenes footage!
>> William
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