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Did you ever have a toy or a figurine when you were younger, and enjoy making it talk? Professional puppeteer Paul Louis ...
theorizes that this is why we as adults are so fascinated by puppets. Puppets can portray complex emotions, move better than a toy or
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On behalf of tvlesson.com, my name is Paul Louis. I’m a professional puppeteer and puppet builder. I think the fascination that people have with puppets is the fact that it brings back childhood memories. It brings back the days of when you’re young and you would play with figurines or dolls or you would make them talk to each other. Puppets are basically the same concept. the only difference is the puppets are able to move a lot better than a doll or a figurine. Puppet can lip sync dialogue. A puppet when it’s properly manipulated by the performer can really project the motion. Puppets are universally appealing. they are well respected around the world. You have famous puppets like the Muppets. every body knows the Muppets and every body love the Muppets. Why did they love the Muppets? Well they love the Muppets because first of all the characters are extremely likable. The characters maybe remind us of ourselves or somebody that we know. They don’t have their distinct personality. I think that what’s great about puppeteers is that when you create a character and you’re performing that character. That character becomes its own identity. And even back in the old days when puppeteers would come in to town and do a little puppet shows like Punch and Judy. Punch the character Punch was a hand puppet. It was a very, very distinct personality type of character. And so you have all of this individual personality in puppets just like people. and I think that is pretty much a universal appeal that everyone has with puppets because we can identify with some of this characters. And when they’re cute that sure helps like the Muppets and like other characters. Now you have all different types of puppets you have Marionettes, you have Ventrally Quistals, you have hand and rod puppets, you have hand puppets, you have finger puppets. A puppet can really be anything. If you put a, lets see, a handkerchief on a string and start bouncing it around, it suddenly becomes a ghost. So puppets can really be any object that is moved by a performer. Any object that is given life by a performer. Puppets have been around forever I mean there were traces of puppets that were found in the pyramids of ancient kings in Egypt. So puppets have been around for a while and they’ll going to be here to stay obviously. Puppets had been a big hit on TV with the Muppets and with Coocoo Friend and Ally, Bill Bairds, Mary Ants. Films like Team America World Police so puppets are pretty cool. and if you have a discovered puppeteer, I would advice you to put a puppet on your arm, talk to it, you’ll make you feel a lot better. On behalf on TVlesson.com this has been Paul Louis, thank you for watching.