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Matt Vogel Interview on Big Bird

Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by JimAndFrank, Nov 8, 2016.

  1. JimAndFrank

    JimAndFrank Well-Known Member

    LaRanaRene and MikaelaMuppet like this.
  2. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Wow, I didn't realize Matt had a relatively sizable family.

    I liked the little in-character Q&A at the end of the article - a little surprised Big Bird didn't say he was a lark.
  3. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Interesting that Matt says it glows yellow inside the Big Bird suit. For some reason, I always assumed it was completely dark in their besides the little TV monitor the puppeteer uses to see their performance.
  4. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Well, keep in mind, those studio lights can be bright, and even Caroll has said that the suit part of Big Bird is really light - like Matt says, essentially feathers glued to a mess netting held together with rings similar to hula hoops. I remember Caroll said he once took a yellow highlighter to mark his lines of a script page, but that proved to be futile, because they disappeared inside the suit from it glowing yellow inside.

    Not only that, but I guess certain material absorbs light moreso than others. When the EIG website was still up, I remember reading in the production notes that lighting was a big issue with the movie, because certain characters like Elmo and others really absorbed so much light that they appeared to be glowing on camera.

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