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Start your own career

Discussion in 'Puppet Building and Performing' started by ChickyBoy37, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. ChickyBoy37

    ChickyBoy37 Well-Known Member

    Alot of questions about pupptry has always boggled my mind, but one of the biggest questions I have is, how do you start your own career as a puppeteer? I know that Jim Henson started out by working at a local tv station, and Kevin Clash did it as a child before working on TV!
  2. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    In this day and age, it's mostly about knowing people; you know the old saying, "It's always connections"? Well, that's pretty much true... you have to know people, otherwise, you're swept under the rug.
  3. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Well-Known Member

    Somewhat, but personally I think that the most important thing is to be a really good puppeteer first and foremost. Perform as much as you can, whenever you can for a few years. Both Kevin and Jim perfected their skills for years before becoming famous or well-known. Talent walks and talks, if you really are that good eventually when you cross paths with the right people you'll get noticed.

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