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The Henson Audition Tape: Website

Discussion in 'Puppet News' started by Ryan, Oct 17, 2002.

  1. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    Hey all!
    Remember a month or so ago I told you all about the Kevin Clash experience and me sending in a tape? Well, here's a "Behind The Scenes" look at the audition tape. I hope you like it! ;)
  2. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Cool stuff and great puppets!
  3. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the kind words, man! :D
    BTW, most of these pictures are from Bloopers and flubs. When I find my copy of the tape, I'll make some Mpegs.
  4. Jeffrey Gray

    Jeffrey Gray Well-Known Member

    Oh my god...Candy looks just like it came out of the Henson workshop!!! (I mean, seriously, it looks like a genuine Muppet...)
  5. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member


    Thanks! But I can't take the credit. Muppeteer Terry Angus built her for me. :D YYYAAAAYYY Terry!! ;)
  6. Cantus

    Cantus Active Member

    Hey Scooter, have you heard word back about the tape? I have some stuff that I'd like to use for an audition tape too, I should post some pics up like you did. Where did you send the tape when you sent it to Henson? What sort of details would i need if i were to send one in? I'm from Australia and it is my goal in life to work for the Jim Henson company.
  7. Stryder Wolfe

    Stryder Wolfe Well-Known Member

    that's awesome!
  8. Jeffrey Gray

    Jeffrey Gray Well-Known Member

    I also want to work for Henson, but I am not going to audition until I have received an education in puppetry, and until I am old enough for them to accept me without me having to drop out of school or something like that...
  9. MuppetQuilter

    MuppetQuilter Well-Known Member

    Looks great Ryan! :)

    The captions on the pictures were fun, too.
  10. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    Wow, thanks guys! I am glad all of my hard work paid off in the end (or almost end, I hope! LOL) ::Crosses Fingers::

    Jeffrey Gray
    Send a tape now. They are alaways interested in teaahcing new talent. And they can't hire you until you are 18, so.. send a tape anyway. You can find out where to send it on Henson.com. Or, write to them and ask them where to send it.

    Yeah, send a tape. No word yet. But Kevin guaruntees a letter back from every tape You can just lip synch to a song or two, or do anything...there is no set time limit. You can find the address on henson.com

    Thanks to everyone for their ongoing support. I'll let you know when I hear something

    BTW, if you are vitally intereted in working for JHC, try to obtain a copy of the 1998 MTR SS panel discussion including Kevin. He talks abut auditioning a lot.
  11. Jeffrey Gray

    Jeffrey Gray Well-Known Member


    I don't know anything about how to operate puppets yet, and have no time to learn at the moment, with school in the way. That's why I'm waiting. I hope to do it after I graduate from college (and actually learn something about operating puppets). But by that time, maybe I'll find something else I want to do instead. Either way, it's just a thought at the moment. It'll be a few years until I actually audition...I was just saying that I wanted to be involved with the Muppets in the future.
  12. Joggy

    Joggy Well-Known Member

    The best way to learn to operate puppets is just DOING it. Purchase or build a puppet that's easy to perform and start experimenting on movements, voices, expressions... you really don't need classes or anything to get started. Just mess around on your own... Then see if you can pick anything up from lessons (or experiences with other puppeteers, etc)
  13. Jeffrey Gray

    Jeffrey Gray Well-Known Member

    Thanks. I'll keep that in mind...
  14. Traveling Matt

    Traveling Matt Well-Known Member


    Forgive the ignorance, but what does "MTR" stand for?

    Where can this panel discussion be found?

    - Billy :cool:
  15. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member


    No problem. MTR stands for Museum of TV and Radio. I have the show which I obtained from trade. E mail me and maybe we can work something out!
  16. Traveling Matt

    Traveling Matt Well-Known Member

    No problem, Ryan.

    Could you post some of the stuff Kevin says about auditioning here?

    Don't rule out a trade though, because I'm expecting a lot of new stuff in the mail from another trade in the next few weeks, so I'll keep ya in mind!

    - Billy :cool:
  17. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    Travelling Matt:
    I'll send you an Mpeg. Got IM?
  18. Traveling Matt

    Traveling Matt Well-Known Member

    Sure, on AOL I'm Icedudeweb.

    What's your name, so I can maybe catch you?


  19. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    I'm ryandill02

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