Wrecking Crew Orchestra - Tron is real…
An extraordinary 5+ minutes of performance that does not involve animation or any manipulation of the camera.
The problem with CGI is that now people know you can do anything on film. Thankfully folks like this are helping to make people feel that sense of “THAT WAS REAL!” that can only come seeing things done practically.
Now we just need people to watch “Raiders Of The Lost Ark” and remember that the stunts in that film were done by real people taking real risks. And therefore it’s a little more impressive than that CGI guy who hit the propeller in “Titanic” and made every filmmaker go, “Oh! Not only can I use computers to kill puppetry as an art form, I can put stunt performers on the unemployment lines too!”
EARLY EDITION Jim Henson and Jane Nebel (whom he married in 1959) with puppets from “Sam and Friends,” their TV show which ran from 1955 to 1961. (Photo: The Jim Henson Company / The Muppets Studio via the New York Times)
Pamplona, Spain — A boy reacts in fear as an enormous puppet lifts up his hat during a parade of costumed characters.
Puppetry. Photography. Terrorizing children. So many of my passions in one picture.
Floyd does my favorite Beatles song. I loved how Henson allowed The Muppet Show to break from the silly at least once in most episodes and do something beautiful and unique that showcased puppetry in innovative ways. Ag
In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Sesame Street, here is what I think is one of the most perfect moments in television history. When Mr. Hooper died, Sesame Street handled it with class and honesty and showcased their profound respect for children.
It breaks my heart to see the cast dealing with their emotions during the scene and to see Carol Spinney’s perfect puppetry giving life to the confusion and sadness that children deal with whenever they first lose someone they love.
1) Graham Smith (In a terrible way)
2) Rachael Smith
3) Denise Schlaman
4) Denise Kelly (In a strange way)
5) Mari (!!!)
1. The guy with his right hand inside me and his left hand holding onto my left hand stick.
2. The guy holding my right hand stick.
3. The camera operator who shoots me from the waist up.
4. Jack (from Jack’s Felt Warehouse)
5. Mummenschanz Ag