Tuesday, July 18, 2017

So much happening!

The second half of this summer is staying as busy as the first for Elmwood!

We've got two big screenings and I'm in an art show!

Here's everything in order!
July 29th - "The Risley Brothers" screening at The Firehouse Gallery in Milford!
 Click Here for all the details!

Then I'll have a few pieces in the show "REAL. W3ird. - A Paris In Plantsville Reunion"
The show opens 8/5 and the reception/opening party is 8/12
Brie will have work in the show too!!!
More info HERE!

And then, as part of "REAL. W3ird." in Southington we'll be screening "The Risley Brothers"!
That will be on August 19th! - All the details are Here!


Monday, July 17, 2017

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Sweet dreams Mr. Romero...

Thanks for the scares...  See you on the otherside.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Jon

Here's another re-build for the new "Animal Behavior" shoots... 

Jon
Mouth Puppet from "Animal Behavior"

He's also a self portrait...  Bald and all...  Hahaha...

Here's a little peek at the making of the puppet - 

The original puppet was made about eight years ago, and had seen better days...  I was going to just repair him.  But, it made more sense to start from scratch, and make a puppet more like I had originally wanted.  So I did!


 And a peek at a couple more of the new puppets for the show - look for full posts on them soon!


Saturday, July 8, 2017

Fozzie - From The Collection

Elmwood's had a crazy busy week...  So instead of posting a puppet I made this Saturday I'm posting one from the collection I haven't yet...
Fozzie Bear
From the Collection

Although I had this when I was a kid, this is not the one.  The Fozzie I had disappeared years and years ago. 
This guy was a gift from Elmwooder Alex and his wife Marie.
They actually found him and a matching Fisher Price Kermit at a Savers....  And it'a amazing how good of shape they are both in.  I still have my old childhood Kermit, but it's really cool to have another in the collection.
Means the world to me that Marie and Alex thought of me, and got these puppets for me.
Thanks you two.

Here's as pic of the Kermit, too!


Also, thank you "Debbie Fisher"...  
I have no idea who you are, but your name is on a piece of masking tape inside Fozzie.  So, thank you Debbie for hardly playing with these puppets!  Cuz now I can!









Sunday, July 2, 2017

"It's Alright!"

Sunday AM...
Coffee in mug...
Prince in the CD player...

As he sings in "Roadhouse Garden" - It's Alright.


Saturday, July 1, 2017

Simon

Simon
Mouth Puppet from "Animal Behavior"

So we shot a whole series a few years ago called "Animal Behavior"...
And never officially released it.
Why?
Well, when all was said and done we could do better.
Those who worked on it worked hard.  REAL HARD.  And it did come out really good.  But the sound needed work.  Then when the work was done it needed even more.  And by then we looked at it and realized we could take this fun and awesome concept and make it even better...
So we are...
We're re-shooting the WHOLE thing soon, and as part of the re-shoot I decided to re-make a bunch of the puppets, and repair/update some of the others.
Simon here, he's one of the rebuilds.  I also figured since a good chunk of the show is also being re-cast it would be nice for the new performer to have a puppet of their own for the part.
The old puppet had seen much better days, and I figured let's make him better.
Here's a pic of the old one when it was still new - 
Not a bad puppet to look at, but he was falling apart, and dirty, and just not very functional for what we need him to do in the show.
And alot of people would confuse him for Steve the Vampire, hahaha...
I did love the eyes though...  So I decided to re-use them on the new one...
Here's a couple pics of the puppet in progress...  

I also re-used the eyebrows..
 And to my surprise the shirt from the original puppet was still floating around!
And it fits the new puppet better!
Here he is all done, and ready for the show! 



Sunday, June 25, 2017

NEXT!

Thanks to everyone who came out last nite!
If you missed it we got a couple more coming up, or you can watch it anytime on VHX!
Up next is The Firehouse in Milford!




Saturday, June 24, 2017

Tonite is THE nite!

The best way to start the summer?
at Back East Brewing Company!


The Risley Brothers are coming to Back East Brewing Company and they are bringing their buddies from Snuffbox!

What does any of that even mean???
PUPPETS AND PINTS AT 5:00 PM!
Please join us June 24th for a screening of the latest Elmwood Productions web series "The Risely Brothers" and and a performance from the boozegrass band Snuffbox! 

"The Risley Brothers" is a comedic story of Wes and Quig, who have just re-opened their father's defunct bar. They are doing their best to keep the place respectable in spite of the local looneys, crazy ex-girlfriends, a visit from the Devil, and even their own bad habits! 

Back East Brewing Company is an award-winning independent Craft brewery located in Bloomfield, CT, with distribution throughout Connecticut & W. Mass. 

Snuffbox is the best boozegrass band that has ever existed. 

$5.00 Admission to get in at the door - Rated PG-13 for some suggestive humor, and a few colorful words. 21 and over only please.

Puppets and Pints start at 5:00 PM! 
Snuffbox hits the stage at 6:00 PM!
The Risley Brothers starts at 7:00 PM!

The Ranger

The Ranger
Mouth Puppet from HEAD

I never did post him back while we were making the flick!
He was the only puppet in the film that had been used previously...  He used to be "Itch E."!  See him in action HERE!

And don't forget to check out HEAD on VHX and I Bleed Indie!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Saturday Nite!!!


THE RISLEY BROTHERS AND SNUFFBOX INVADE BACK EAST BREWING COMPANY!


Click HERE for more info!!!

The Risley Brothers are coming to Back East Brewing Company and they are bringing their buddies from Snuffbox!

What does any of that even mean???
PUPPETS AND PINTS AT 5:00 PM!
Please join us June 24th for a screening of the latest Elmwood Productions web series "The Risely Brothers" and and a performance from the boozegrass band Snuffbox! 

"The Risley Brothers" is a comedic story of Wes and Quig, who have just re-opened their father's defunct bar. They are doing their best to keep the place respectable in spite of the local looneys, crazy ex-girlfriends, a visit from the Devil, and even their own bad habits! 

Back East Brewing Company is an award-winning independent Craft brewery located in Bloomfield, CT, with distribution throughout Connecticut & W. Mass.

Snuffbox is the best boozegrass band that has ever existed.

$5.00 Admission to get in at the door - Rated PG-13 for some suggestive humor, and a few colorful words. 21 and over only please.

Puppets and Pints start at 5:00 PM!
Snuffbox hits the stage at 6:00 PM!
The Risley Brothers starts at 7:00 PM!

Back East Brewing - https://www.facebook.com/backeastbrewing/
Snuffbox - https://www.facebook.com/BoxOfSnuff/
Elmwood Productions - https://www.facebook.com/elmwoodproductions/

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Gerry

 Gerry
Mouth Puppet - Seen in a couple episodes of "The Risley Brothers"
Check out "The Risley Brothers" now
HERE or HERE!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Alyssa

Alyssa
Mouth Puppet
She appears in an episode of "The Risley Brothers"...  But with very different hair!


Thursday, June 8, 2017

Ahhh, Elmwood... Love you cats!



Another great nite with the Elmwood gang is now in the memory books...
Looking forward to our work on this "Secret Shakespeare" project we're doing for Desultory Theatre Club!  
And it was great to see the crew laughing and see an ol' face pop up!

With all the good, sometimes somethings try to bring you down...
That happened to me, so I vented.  And felt better.  And made jokes...
I sit here now asking myself: "W.W.H.D?". 
And I feel good about the work I've done, and the amazing crew Elmwood has become.  No one can take that away from us!
We're killing it!  And I'm proud of each of ya!

Monday, June 5, 2017

Bunny Buddy!

Got some great time in at the studio today...  
And had a visit from this little fella!

Who will we turn out to be!?!



Saturday, June 3, 2017

Suzi

 Suzi
Mouth Puppet - Seen in "The Risley Brothers"
 I'd say she's a little (a lot) stuck in the 1980's!!!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

The Original Four

No one new today...  Here's a look back...

Late last year I was going through all the puppets we have stored at 
Elmwood's studio.
Doing a big cataloging and sorting...  Needed to be done!
While doing it I was also looking for puppets to be reused and repurposed for future projects, or sold on Etsy to help fund future projects.  
And then there are these guys.  These four puppets were among the original dozen or so puppets I made.  They were used in a series called "It's Late Enough With Plink!" that was for local cable access.  It never really went anywhere.  
Most of the rest of the dozen have been torn up and made into other things, or just didn't survive the years...  Except the original Sojive!  He's still here too, hahaha...
I decided to give them to the puppeteers who brought them to life all those years ago.  But wanted to make sure they got preserved.  So I mounted 'em like dead animals!  Hahaha!
I have no idea if they just tossed these in closets when I gave them to them, or if somewhere that are on proud display.  I just know it felt right to send them to new homes...
Thank you Russ, Pete, and Jim - for being there in the beginning!