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Foundations of Puppetry – Complete Training DVD

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Join David, Ian and Cam (who, between them, have over 60 years of experience in puppetry), as they share their passion, knowledge and expertise as puppeteers in this complete, over two hours long, puppet training DVD, it has so much packed in, we even had to split it over two discs!


Starting by working through the foundational skills, to taking things further by building up your confidence in using arm rods and adding in choreography and other advanced puppetry techniques. starting just by yourself? Not a problem… We have included over 30 minutes of focused training exploring solo puppetry and showing that even with just a single person, the possibilities are huge…


At One Way UK, we have been providing training and resources to equip churches and communities since 1991. We love to encourage and inspire others to use puppets as an engaging and effective communication tool. Whether that’s in churches, schools or in the community, our experience has been that not only do children relate to puppets, children themselves are also great puppeteers! From the age of nine or even younger, children can express themselves through a puppet when they may not be confident enough to do so by themselves. Anyone of any age or background can relate to and engage with puppets… remember, never underestimate the power of a puppet! So what are you waiting for? It’s time to release the potential of puppetry!


Disc One Chapters:
(why puppet ministry?)
Types of Puppets
(exploring the variety of puppets available, looking into what makes them each unique)
Attaching Arm Rods
(step by step method for the best way to fix the arm rods onto your puppet)
The 6 Foundations of Puppetry
(interactive session in working through these essential core puppetry skills, with help from George)
Do’s and Don’ts
(filmed live at a One Way UK Training Day, Alpha demonstrates the basics…well, he tries to)
Human-Arm Puppetry
(delving into a different style of puppetry and how it can enhance your performances)
Solo Puppetry
(Dog-in-a-Bag full story demonstration and unpacking this versatile puppet and a range of other solo puppet characters)
Disc Two Chapters:
Introducing Puppet Choreography

(a basic start to choreography to lift your performances)
Incorporating Musical Instruments
(prop master Cam explains fixing methods and tips for getting the most out of guitars, keyboards, trumpets and saxophones)
Puppet Skits
(full demonstration from George and Mildred and how to best utilise this type of performance)
Character Voices
(looking into voice types and creating a distinct and memorable character voice)
Staging for Puppetry
(detailed instructions on how to set up our Basic Stage, Standard Stage and Full Deluxe Stage)

Needing ideas and inspiration? Also includes complete performances of:
‘Holy Holy’ from Listen 2 Him Vol.5

(plus performance with no curtains so routine and team coordination can be seen)
‘Witness All Over the World’ from Listen 2 Him Vol.4
(plus performance with no curtains and props that were used in performance explained)
‘I’ve Lost My Sheep’ from I’ve Lost My Sheep
(quick change backdrops as used in song demonstrated and explained, see how the method can be used for other backdrops and songs!)

Suitable Age

Adults, All Ages, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Teenagers, Under 5's

Product Type

DVD, Training

1 review for Foundations of Puppetry – Complete Training DVD

  1. Andrew Wood (verified owner)

    Looking forward to viewing this .

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