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"BIRD CALL" Kickstarter!

Discussion in 'Puppet News' started by AAO, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. AAO

    AAO Well-Known Member

    Hello everyone here at MUPPET CENTRAL!
    I'm Calvin Lester and I am needing some support from fellow "puppet peeps" :)
    I've started a Kickstarter account for my series "Bird Call"! As of now we have 48 days to go. We need to raise $20,000 to film our Pilot Episode to move forward with the project! With Kickstarter, a pledge of even a dollar will help us reach our goal! Please feel free to check our site and our Kickstarter account. Any pledge you make will also come with a reward depending on how much you pledge! Check out the show's website and our videos! We have a few clips from our recent LIVE show on our youtube channel. Thanks for taking time to read this!

    Here's our sites:

    You can find me AND Bird Call on Facebook at:

    Cast: Calvin Lester, Jason Rush, Tyler Bunch, Nick Peugh, Cameron Matthews, Rachael Biehler, Jason Stanley, Luke Gerdes, Billy Horne, and Sean McMurray

    Thank you so much everyone!!!

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  2. davidmartiste

    davidmartiste Well-Known Member

    Fantastic characters Calvin. Very well done. Best of luck on your kickstarter campaign. Enjoying your Youtube channel.
  3. Gonzo's Hobbit

    Gonzo's Hobbit Well-Known Member

    Oh Wow this looks incredible Calvin. Just saw the video you posted. Hope you're able to get the fudning. I'll see if I can donate anything after I get paid this week. You guys look like you're having so much fun.
  4. AAO

    AAO Well-Known Member

    Thank you very much!!!
  5. AAO

    AAO Well-Known Member

    I appreciate it as well as the birds do :p haha! And you better believe we're having fun! :D It is a blast to do this. Very happy to have the cast I have! Thank you!!!
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  6. AAO

    AAO Well-Known Member

  7. Gotta say Luckl-Duckl is a pretty funny guy good face 4 the show..what city do you guys film in?
  8. What you use to make the beaks? They look really good.
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  9. Gonzo's Hobbit

    Gonzo's Hobbit Well-Known Member

    Just wanna say I've been watching some of your videos on YouTube and I love them. I really hope you guys get the funding you need. Do you have a backup plan in case kickstarter doesn't work?
  10. AAO

    AAO Well-Known Member

    Hey Thanks! Me and Luckl are close ;) haha! I currently live in Orlando, Florida as well as the other members of the cast. Tyler Bunch lives in Connecticut but does vocals for things for the show as Fowl Owl.
  11. AAO

    AAO Well-Known Member

    Some beaks are just simply foam that has been sprayed with a coat of paint. Luckl, Speck, and Mr. Magpie's beaks are made of foam but our builder has a way of giving them a "shell" hardened look with a hardening paint that helps keep its shape. :) I'll have to ask what it was he was using. I'm glad you enjoyed our stuff so far! There's more to come soon!
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  12. AAO

    AAO Well-Known Member

    Thank you very much! :) We love what we do and can't wait to go bigger with the series! The backup plan is just to try other routes of ways of getting it out there for television. Please share the Kickstarter page with anyone you know who may like the show or be interested! The great thing is with the Kickstarter is that we give rewards to those who do pledge - the rewards vary from how much those give.

    I created the show in 2002 when I was about 16 and was on and off with it pursing other shows and so on... So now here we are... 10 years later I have a wonderful cast who have put their heart and soul into it and so excited for the next steps!
  13. Gonzo's Hobbit

    Gonzo's Hobbit Well-Known Member

    Wow, I never thought of something like that. That's really clever. It saves you the hassle of trying to mold plastic.
  14. AAO

    AAO Well-Known Member

    Right?! One of our builders helped get what I designed into reality and kept true to Luckl's "look"! Great stuff!!
  15. AAO

    AAO Well-Known Member

  16. kessto

    kessto Active Member

    Im so inspired by what you do and what you are doing, just fantastic!
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  17. AAO

    AAO Well-Known Member

    Thank you so very much! I really appreciate your kind words!
  18. Wish I would have heard of you guys when I was staying in Orlando. I'd hate to just take your idea like that but I have a bird puppet I'm working on and I'd love to give the Beak that type of shell look. Good stuff man
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  19. AAO

    AAO Well-Known Member

    We've been around for a while but it's no problem! Maybe you'll hear of us sooner than you think!

    As for the beak, play with different ways of doing it. Not all the beaks have the shell look. Some characters need a flexible look for inflections, reactions, so on...

    Often we've found the hard shell beaks can lose the subtle movements you would want out of the character. BUT it depends on how the character is played where you can use more on vocal performance and acting skills than puppetry skills. That's where you can make those decisions on how the character should be built IF the character has been established in your head or in script form.
  20. AAO

    AAO Well-Known Member

    Here's a preview of the songs from "BIRD CALL"
    Songs Written by: Calvin Lester
    Composed by: Glenn Longacre

    Vocal Cast:
    Calvin Lester as Luckl-Duckl Bird
    Tyler Bunch as Fowl Owl
    Nick Peugh as Mr. Chicker
    Jason Rush as Kesmoe
    Billy Horne as Speck and Buzzard Beak
    Rachael Biehler as Francise and Ki-Ki Kookaburra
    Jason Stanley as Koo Foo
    Hannah Berry as Grizzle and Backup Vocals

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