About PuppetVision

PuppetVision is all about puppetry across the web and around the world

The PuppetVision Blog

PuppetVision launched in 2004 as a way to share all of the great puppetry work that was emerging on the web from artists all over the world. With the exception of two hiatuses between 2009-10 and 2015-16, PuppetVision has been more or less continually updated with hundreds of examples of puppetry for the past thirteen years, making it one of the oldest and most extensive puppetry web sites in the world.

New content is usually posted several times during the week and occasionally on weekends. The site’s archives are fairly extensive, with literally hundreds of posts covering just about every style of puppetry imaginable. Posts are generally categorized by media type (TV shows, feature films, web series, etc.) and tagged according to the style of puppetry used and various other factors. You can browse through the site’s categories and its most popular tags using the menu at the top of the page under “Blog”.

PuppetVision: The Movie

In 2011 work began on a feature length documentary about puppeteers and the art of puppetry featuring interviews with nearly one hundred leading and emerging puppetry artists from around the world.The documentary was originally scheduled to be released in 2015, but unfortunately had to be postponed due to personal circumstances. After more than five years and countless delays, PuppetVision: The Movie will be screening in late 2017 / early 2018 at various film and puppetry festivals internationally.

About the Author

I’m a puppeteer, independent filmmaker, puppeteer, and special FX supervisor. I began my career in my teens, performing close to 1,000 black light puppetry shows throughout Canada and overseas. Since then I’ve been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to design, direct and/or perform puppetry throughout North America as well as in far-flung places like Chile, Japan, Taiwan, South Africa and the United Kingdom.

More recently, I’ve worked as a Special FX Supervisor and Character Designer/Fabricator on an eclectic range of projects that have ranged from building and performing dancing tortillas in TV commercials to building characters to perform on the sidelines of NFL and Major League Baseball games. I’m also periodically employed as a consultant on various film and video projects and often give workshops and lectures about puppetry and its role in film, video and at schools and conferences internationally.

I speak English (obviously), really bad colloquial Spanish and I’m making a so far futile attempt to learn Chinese. I make my home in the West End of Toronto, where I try to spend my increasingly non-existent spare time hiking, biking, watching movies and trying to catch up on some desperately needed sleep.

Questions and comments are always welcome via puppetvision@gmail.com.

ANDREW