File puptcrit/puptcrit.0811, message 238


Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2008 12:54:03 -0800
To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Hey check this video out, thanks Mary


Mark (I think that is your name),     Keep going. It is a very good demo for
PTA -type fare.
The making of... is a big part of the success because of its informative and
"critic-free' nature.
a great addition would be if you could film some kids or teachers after they
see a show, then edit the clip into this demo. That really speaks to these
folks. Or use sound from the kid's reactions on parts of the video-- but
hope that you're not being judged by the quality of sound or image on the
demo-- when in fact you will be. So try to replace the footage that makes
your work look less than it is later on.
cheers,
Steven





On Fri, Nov 14, 2008 at 8:09 PM, Puppet People <puppetpeople-AT-nycap.rr.com>wrote:

> 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
> again
>
> Mark
> 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" <lapuppet-AT-gmail.com>
> To: <puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org>
> 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
> > <williamhennes-AT-charter.net>wrote:
> >
> >> Hi Mark,
> >>
> >> Very nicely done!  I love the Behind the scenes footage!
> >>
> >> William
> >>
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FAUST PuppenFilm by Steven Ritz-Barr
"This is a fascinating piece which uses the visual-music aspect of puppetry
to make images as puppet theatre can at it's best."
-Dr. Kathie Folie, Univ. of Cal, Santa Cruz Theatre Chair and Professor

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