Past Workshops

We are so proud of the community that we are building and the skills that we are sharing. Life is good.

FILMMAKING

Puppet Filmmaking for Novices with Raymond Carr

October 3rd and 17th, 2020

Have an idea that will benefit from a group deep dive hosted by Raymond Carr?  Fantastic.   Participants in the roundtable will come with an idea in hand at varying levels of conception.  Raymond will offer tips & tricks to help you move ahead, as well as an assortment of other resources that will surely help you on your filmmaking journey.  Class size is limited to 10-12 people.

PHOTOGRAPHY

“Photographing the Puppet – The Art of Capturing ‘Animated Objects’ in a still Image”

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

An overview of techniques and approaches for photographing the puppet or 3D objects including basic camera and cell phone camera settings; photographing rehearsals/ performances; studio setups with an overview of basic lighting techniques and armaturing the puppet for posing that you can do at home.

EDITING YOUR REEL

Editing Your Reel for Maximum Impact

October 27 and December 1st, 2020

How well does your reel present you, your work, and your potential? Are you struggling with not having “enough” footage, or deciding what to use? If you’re a writer, director, filmmaker, performer, etc., this workshop will help you create an engaging reel to get you noticed. (Approximately 60 minutes, with instructor, Alex Griffin).

LINKED IN

Using LinkedIn Strategically

Tuesday, November 17th, 2020, 8PM EST

If you are a job seeker, you know you are supposed to use LinkedIn. You’ve had a profile for years and never knew what to do with it. You want a profile that will work to your advantage and you want to know why LinkedIn is the job search tool of choice.

STORYBOARDING

Storyboarding with Erik Kuska

Thursday, November 19, 2020

As puppetry is such a visual medium, it’s important that we understand and utilize storyboards to help us refine, and evolve our performances.  But what are storyboards? And what if I can’t draw?  Well in 45 minutes Erik hopes to unlock both of those doors for you, so you can apply storyboarding to your creativity toolbox, and immediately start saving you time, and $$.  We’ll cover the basics, and he’ll show a few samples and discuss ways to apply storyboards to your project TODAY.  Your stories will thank you. (Approximately 2 hours, with instructor, Erik Kuska).

THIS WORKSHOP WILL ALSO BE OFFERED IN JANUARY 2020. DATE TBD. TO GET ON THE WAITLIST, CLICK HERE.

WRITE YOUR BIO

Creating an Engaging Bio

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020, 8PM EST via Zoom

You’re looking for a job, but no one seems to be looking at you? You know where you want to go and it’s not where you are?  You can talk up everyone else, but not yourself?  Start refreshing your assets for 2021 with this first workshop in our “Happy Hour Tune Up” series.  Learn to write a short engaging bio that moves your forward to where you want to be, not necessarily where others see you. Let’s move out of 2020 together. (Approximately 45 minutes, with instructor, Jean Marie Keevins).

Frequent Instructor Bios

Raymond Carr is a Jim Henson Company trained puppeteer who has been performing for more than 20 years. He has traveled to every major city in North America and parts of Europe working on multi-million dollar productions. He is skilled in state of the art animatronics, Muppet-style puppetry, motion capture digital puppetry, and traditional theatrical puppetry. In addition he serves on the board of Film Impact Georgia which is a non profit organization designed to empower independent filmmakers. 

MORE ON HIS WEBSITE

Alex U. Griffin is an award-winning cinematographer, editor, and director based out of Los Angeles. Alex has worked on everything from feature and short films to commercials and branded content. A passion for both compelling imagery and performance has led him to a specialize in films utilizing practical effects and puppetry as storytelling devices.

Active in the puppet community, Alex is a Film Coordinator for Heather Henson’s Handmade Puppet Dreams film series and Vice President of both the Los Angeles Guild of Puppetry and Puppeteers of America. Writing about puppet films and other happenings, and produces the biennial Reel Puppetry Film Fest and the yearly 48hr Puppet Film Project.  (www.alexugriffin.com)

Jean Marie Keevins is a NYC-based, multi-hyphenate creative and business expert. Known in the arts as an Emmy-nominated supervisor, award-winning producer, writer, puppet artist and designer she is most proud of her role as an all around cheerleader and coach for those who work outside of the box and are on a mission.  

At Little Shadow, Jean Marie is chief creative visionary, business planner and team coach. Based on the knowledge gained working for companies such as Apple, Sesame Workshop, Disney and the like, coupled with her time moonlighting in hedge funds, Jean Marie understands what it’s like to serve the needs of a large engine. As serial entrepreneur and someone who frequently serves and consults small businesses, Jean Marie also understands how to build and maintain the business itself. Her hybrid approach to her business and creativity is her secret sauce.  (JeanMarieNY.com)

Richard Termine is a free-lance photographer who has specialized in the performing arts for over 20 years.  Highlighted clients include The New York Times – Culture Desk; Lincoln Center; Carnegie Hall; Brooklyn Academy of Music; St. Ann’s Warehouse; 92nd St. Y; Mint Theater and the The Drama League.  Please check out some gathered highlights of Richard’s most recent work, including some of his favorites.

MORE ON HIS WEBSITE

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