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Mike Quinn's Secrets Of Puppetry training puppet

Discussion in 'Puppets For Sale' started by Mike Quinn, Feb 3, 2015.

  1. Mike Quinn

    Mike Quinn Member

    Hi guys 'n' gals! I've been making these on and off for a few decades to be used to learn hand puppetry. They are tried and tested and used by many professionals and collectors.
    This will be the final batch before my Secrets Of Puppetry Training Academy opens up this summer.
    You only have until February 15th to get on the Quinney Puppet build info list!
    Signup at the link below to receive more info shortly - I won't spam you wink emoticon

    http://secretsofpuppetry.com

    Cheers,

    Mike Quinn

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  2. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Wow this sounds awesome! Is it pricy?
     
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  3. Mike Quinn

    Mike Quinn Member

    Hiya! Well the earlier ones I built were for less than minimum wage, lol! I do need to create a sustainable business so I can keep doing more stuff but with that said, I'll see how many people are interested and ultimately serious. The more orders I have the lower the price can be. Not cheap particularly but hand sewn by myself and proven to help teach this style of hand puppetry by many puppeteers. I use mine for TV auditions. It will also be used extensively in my upcoming puppetry training course this summer. For that I'll have multiple levels of pricing so that there will be something good for everyone's needs and budgets. For that I really want to offer as much value as possible and will also be offering some free bits of training and files here and there, so it should be a win for everyone!
    So if you are curious, sign up anyway and you'll be notified of final cost for the Quinney just after the Feb 15th signup deadline. This makes it easy for me to contact everyone without missing anybody, with absolutely no obligation to purchase anything.
    Oh and there's also a link (after signing up to the Quinneys) for my "Secrets Of Puppetry for Film and TV" online training Academy signup for the summer launch. As mentioned, there will be some bits of free training and other info for everyone at that time.
    Hope that helps a little.
     
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  4. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I know the basics, but would you be teaching more technical stuff, like using a monitor,and will you be also teaching puppet building as well?
     
  5. Mike Quinn

    Mike Quinn Member

    Yes, actually this will teach everything from the basics through to high level stuff. Even if you know the basics it's actually good to break it down and understand at a deeper level what's going on and why. Even with my 34 years, there's always room to improve. So this is intended to be very comprehensive and I want to meet everyone's needs.
    I was wondering about puppet building too, after this if there's enough interest :)
     
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  6. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Have you thought about contacting Puppeteers of America, and maybe the Center for Puppetry Arts? They maybe able to help you reach more people

    Also I know that making Puppetry a career can be very challenging, but do you still think there is still a market out there for puppeteers?
     
  7. Mike Quinn

    Mike Quinn Member

    All very good thoughts there Dwayne!
    For me I see puppetry actually having an upturn right now, a bit of a renaissance. There are many different levels also, from people who do this for fun, friends and family, to hobbyists, to part time puppeteers, to live performers and ultimately TV, Film and Web shows.
    To be honest, a career can be carved out if the passion and desire is there. There has never been a better time to use today's tech to learn, create characters, shows and put them online and generate a little cult following. There are so many possibilities. We are entering a new wild west frontier. Exciting times!
     
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  8. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    You had me at Mike Quinn! ;)
     
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  9. Mike Quinn

    Mike Quinn Member

    Ha ha!!!
    Now that's funny! :D
     
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  10. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I signed up for everything you have to offer. If your willing to teach I'm willing to learn. I have loved the art of Puppetry for as long as I can remember, and to possibly be able to learn from someone with as much knowledge and experience as you have anyone would be a fool not to at least see what all you have to offer.
     
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  11. Mike Quinn

    Mike Quinn Member

    That's cool Dwayne! I wish there was a way to learn the details from the ground up when I was starting. There really was nowhere at that time. At least no where are classes you can go to from time to time but they can be tricky to get to and there's a time limit on learning. This is hopefully a solution to fix that. This will have no limitations on geography or time zones. Also this should be very thorough and I believe nurturing is the best way to learn.
    I do hope I can be of service Dwayne :)
     
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  12. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    That's so true! I was reading in Jim Henson the Biography that he had a hard time finding any courses on puppetry here in the states. Even now I think there is still only one good collage that has a puppetry course and they are in Maryland. Which is sad I think because puppetry is such a creative art. It's taking a piece of foam rubber, and bringing it to life. You can't get more creative then that.
     
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  13. Mike Quinn

    Mike Quinn Member

    Glad you understood my typos above :D
    It is a pity it's so hard to get quality training. What we do is quite magical and there's so much that hasn't been done yet!
     
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  14. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Have you thought about doing an article, or interview for the Muppet Mindset about Secrets of Puppetry? If you would like to get the word out a little more I would be more then happy to help get that going for you.
     
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  15. Mike Quinn

    Mike Quinn Member

    Excellent thoughts. I just did an interview with Muppet Mindset that should be published shortly. I think I did mention the puppetry thing briefly. However it's early days for that so I didn't want to oversell that prematurely. Be good for later though too. So when we get nearer to launch, I'll be delighted for all the help I can get. Thank you so much!
     
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