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A hand and rod puppet is a puppet which you hold on your hand. The mouth is operated by your hand, while the limbs are operated ...
by means of rods attached to the puppets arms and rods. Ever tried to rub your tummy and pat your head at the same time?
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On behalf of tvlesson.com, my name is Paul Louis. I’m a professional puppeteer and puppet builder. So let’s talk a little bit about hand and rod puppets. Now what are hand and rod puppets? Well, this is a hand and rod puppet. A hand and rod puppet is basically a puppet that you operate on your hand like most puppets, and the mouth opens and closes, like that. And also, the arms are operated by the use or rods, you see here, I’m holding some rods in my hands. And usually you have a one hand inside the puppets head and you manipulate the rods, and you kind of manipulate them like chopsticks, you hold them like chopsticks. And if you have a couple of performers one is operating one rod and one operating another rod, you got a lot of great mobility out of the puppet. But most of the time, you’ll be operating characters by yourself, and so that’s when you have to master the use of the rods and the head. So its kind of like, you know patting your stomach and you know, rubbing your head at the same time, or is rubbing your stomach and patting your head, I don’t know, but it’s kind of like that concept. You have to really learn how to separate the movement with the rods and the heads, so it can be pretty difficult at times. Also you want to make sure that the puppet is comfortable in you hand, that’s going to be a challenge sometimes because not all puppets are built the same. This particular guy has a lot of different parts to him, he has removable legs, he has a hard cup, he has tail on the back here, so he can be a little difficult to operate sometimes, but you know, once you get a feel for the character and you start playing with him, you’ll find all the highs and lows that you need to get the best mobility out of that particular character. Now this character is a character named Al the gator, he was from a television series that I created called Jellybean Jungle and he was operated be a female puppeteer, and she has no problems in operating this character. You know, when you do television puppetry you have to have your arm up in the arm for quite sometimes, and that could be physically unbearable sometimes, especially when you have a long shoot days. But again, it comes with practice, practice, practice. So that’s basically a hand and rod puppet. We’re going to be talking some more puppets in a bit. On behalf of tvlesson.com, this has been Paul Louis. Thank you for watching.