Saturday, April 22, 2017

Less than a week away! THE RISLEY BROTHERS AT HARTFORD FLAVOR COMPANY!

No new puppet posting this week...  Why?
To make sure you know about 
Elmwood Productions teaming up with 
The Hartford Flavor Company 
to present the premiere screening of "THE RISLEY BROTHERS"
Get all the details HERE!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Eye No There Is A Heaven...

If the stars ever fell 1 by 1 from the sky
Eye No Mars could not b 2 far behind...

Saturday, April 15, 2017

John


John
Mouth Puppet
John was made as a gift from one of the Elmwood crew, Rick Corbo, for his long time buddy, John!
I made the base of the puppet, then Rick did the finishing touches to make the portrait of John...  Then the hit the road to Ohio to give it to him!      
Here's Rick with the nearly completed puppet
 In progress

And below - On the road! 


Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Risley Brothers! TWO WEEKS AWAY!!!

Let's get the spring started with "The Risley Brothers"!
Elmwood Productions is proud to invite you to The Hartford Flavor Company on April 27th for the very first screening of our newest web series!
From the people that brought you "
Steve the Vampire" and the award winning "HEAD" -
"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!

Hartford Flavor Company is the parent company of Wild Moon, a line of unique, flavored liqueurs made of all natural ingredients. Visit our production facilit
y & Tasting Room as part of the nite! A Silver medal winner at the 2015 & 2016 NY World Wine & Spirits Competition. Wild Moon Liqueurs Birch flavor recognized by an international publication as CT's most unique spirit.

Joining us at the screening will be Robert Fullerton for a performance of his music before the movie begins! Robert provided the theme song for the show; "Hard To Be Gone", and several of his tunes are featured throughout the series! -
https://www.facebook.com/rcfmusic/?pnref=lhc

And we'll have Bradley Taffy there! Providing all of you with amazing kettle corn, taffy, and maybe some surprises!
https://www.facebook.com/bradleytaffy/

Rated PG-13 for some suggestive humor, and a few colorful words.

$5.00 admission to the screening. Doors Open at 6:00 PM, the pre-show with Robert Fullerton is at 7:00, and the film begins at 7:30.
Times are subject to change - We'll keep everything up to date if anything does!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Marcus


Marcus
Mouth Puppet from "Christmas Wishes"

Yup...  We've seen him before, as "Grover".  He is also in "The Risley Brothers" as Roger!  The difference between Grover , Marcus, and Roger?  Just the outfits!  Ha!






 For some more behind the scenes pics of "Christmas Wishes" check out last Saturday's post.

Monday, April 3, 2017

New Art Show!

Since Paris In Plantsville closed up I haven't done any gallery stuff... 
Needed a break from it all.
But looks like time is up!
A bunch of the PiP alumni and a such have been invited to be part of a show later this month at the awesome Firehouse Gallery in Milford CT!
Here's some info for the show, and links for more

Invitational Group Exhibit     
April 13, 2017 – May 5, 2017
Opening Reception Thursday, April 13, 2017, 6- 8 pm
“Springtime Showcase” Invitational Group Show
Firehouse Gallery
81 Naugatuck Avenue
Milford, CT 06460













Saturday, April 1, 2017

Ben

BEN
Mouth Puppet - from "Christmas Wishes" and "The Risley Brothers"

So I'm going to try to get back into a puppet every week, on Saturdays...  I've got a bunch from the past year-ish with "The Risley Brothers" series and other projects that haven't been posted yet. 
This one above was used in "The Risley Brothers" as a patron of the bar a couple times, and now as "BEN" and in "Christmas Wishes", a short that will be released later this year.  Between Risley and the new short we gave him new eyeballs.  Haha...
Some of this puppet goes waaaayyy back to 2005.  His body and original head were made then.  The puppet was then used a few years later (with original head) in "Leonard and BWoP"...  
Which we really should do more with those guys!
Then the head was removed and ended up on a tree in "HEAD".  While prepping "Risley" I took the nody and gave him an all new head.  This poor puppet cant catch a break.  You'll see what I mean when the short comes out!
Here's a peek though at the shooting of "Christmas Wishes"....
And come back next week for more pics!






Saturday, March 25, 2017

The Devil

The Devil
Mouth Puppet from "The Risley Brothers"

Who wants to make a deal with this guy?

THE RISLEY BROTHERS
IS SCREENING! 
4/27 AT THE HARTFORD FLAVOR COMPANY!


Let's get the spring started with "The Risley Brothers"!
Elmwood Productions is proud to invite you to The Hartford Flavor Company on April 27th for the very first screening of out newest web series!
From the people that brought you "Steve the Vampire" and the award winning "HEAD" -
"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!

Hartford Flavor Company is the parent company of Wild Moon, a line of unique, flavored liqueurs made of all natural ingredients. Visit our production facilit...y & Tasting Room as part of the nite! A Silver medal winner at the 2015 & 2016 NY World Wine & Spirits Competition. Wild Moon Liqueurs Birch flavor recognized by an international publication as CT's most unique spirit.

Joining us at the screening will be Robert Fullerton for a performance of his music before the movie begins! Robert provided the theme song for the show; "Hard To Be Strong", and several of his tunes are featured throughout the series! - https://www.facebook.com/rcfmusic/?pnref=lhc

Rated PG-13 for some suggestive humor, and a few colorful words.

$5.00 admission to the screening. Doors Open at 6:00 PM, the pre-show with Robert Fullerton is at 7:00, and the film begins at 7:30.
Times are subject to change - We'll keep everything up to date if anything does!




Friday, March 24, 2017

Is it spring yet?

This version of this song always makes me think of spring nites... 
I don't know why...
I'm ready for the sunny skies, green grass, and warm afternoons...  Hurry up Mother Nature!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Podcasts....

Over the past couple years I've been lucky enough to be invited onto a few podcasts as a guest...
The last one I did on The Shadow Nation got me wondering how many I have been on.  I was trying to remember them all...  It's not too many, just 5!..  But more than I could place in my head, so I went and looked them all up.
I believe this is all of them here, if you wanna listen to me babble!
Honestly, I haven't listened to any of the episodes I've done, just seems weird!
Maybe now that I have them all saved here I'll break down and do it!

4/2015 - The Nerd Lys

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

World Puppetry Day!


To say I love the art of puppetry is an understatement. 
It is my life.  My passion.  And at times, an obsession.
And not just the type of puppetry I do.  I love all kinds, and try my best to learn as much as I can about each one, see shows, films, etc. whenever I can.

It is an art form that has enriched my life. 
So how does one "celebrate" world puppetry day?
As a puppeteer and puppet maker I will definitely spend some time today working on my art.
And as a fan of puppets I will watch something...  New?  old?  I don't know yet.  

What can you do?  Seek out a local puppeteer and see if any shows are happening, go online and rent/download a film featuring puppets...  Hug a puppeteer and thank them for keeping this ancient art alive in these times...  Check out your local puppetry guild, and Puppeteers of America!
And I be a fool not to mention my own work here!  Want to help this puppeteer?  Check out the films I have worked on at VHX and at YouTube! 


And on a total other note...
Eleven years ago today Prince released one of his BEST albums, 3121.
I can't believe it was that long ago.  Right now the album is out of print, but easily found used online.  I heard it's getting re-released soon though!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

The Risley Brothers are coming!



Elmwood Productions is proud to invite you to The Hartford Flavor Company on April 27th for the very first screening of out newest web series!
From the people that brought you "Steve the Vampire" and the award winning "HEAD" - 
"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!  

Hartford Flavor Company is the parent company of Wild Moon, a line of unique, flavored liqueurs made of all natural ingredients. Visit our production facility & Tasting Room as part of the nite! A Silver medal winner at the 2015 & 2016 NY World Wine & Spirits Competition. Wild Moon Liqueurs Birch flavor recognized by an international publication as CT's most unique spirit.

Joining us at the screening will be Robert Fullerton for a performance of his music before the movie begins! Robert provided the theme song for the show; "Hard To Be Strong", and several of his tunes are featured throughout the series! - https://www.facebook.com/rcfmusic/?pnref=lhc

Rated PG-13 for some suggestive humor, and a few colorful words.

$5.00 admission to the screening. Doors Open at 6:00 PM, the pre-show with Robert Fullerton is at 7:00, and the film begins at 7:30.  

Saturday, March 18, 2017

The Wooden Beaver's Beaver!

 
The Beaver from The Wooden Beaver
Mouth Puppet 
from the series "The Risley Brothers"
 And here he is with the man who brings him to life; Rick Corbo!
Making small talk with Schmutsy!

Monday, March 13, 2017

The Shadow Nation!

Last nite I was lucky enough to be the guest on the podcast "SHADOW NATION" and I had a blast.
The hosts, Nathan and Shaun, are great guys and were a blast to chat with...
In case you missed it and want to check it out by clicking HERE!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Tricky Rock

 Tricky Rock
Mouth Puppet from "The Risley Brothers
Tricky is based on the puppeteers who performs him in the show - Pete Lucco!
THE RISLEY BROTHERS IS SET TO PREMIERE 4/27 AT THE HARTFORD FLAVOR COMPANY!
CLICK HERE FOR ALL THRE INFO!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Heather - Post Nose Job


HEATHER
Mouth Puppet from "The Risley Brothers

The picture above is of the newer "Heather".  She got a little facelift (and more) as the series goes on.  

One of my favorite parts of revisiting the characters from the short film and turning it into a series was being able to mix it up, make a new Wes, and update Heather, and add some new dynamics as far as performers were concerned.  
I think the show of "The Risley Brothers" is wicked cool, and hope that as you see it you'll love it as much as I do!

Below is a look at Heather's nose job in progress!