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Enjoying the Process
Eddie Siller
122 Posts
February 12, 2019 - 11:44 pm

I don’t know about you, but I am really enjoying the process of creating my new Character. I bought Axtell’s Dinostar, Smudgy Noodles, and I’m having a lot of fun developing his character. Do you have fun doing this as well? 

Paul Roach
Chesterfield UK
34 Posts
February 13, 2019 - 3:32 am

I seem to struggle for ideas so do what I shouldn’t do and write the script first. I find the first script I write leads me into the direction of the character I’m looking for. That doesn’t mean I don’t have a vague idea to start with, just that I lack detail

K. Ann Seeton
51 Posts
February 16, 2019 - 8:33 pm

I do enjoy creating a character. Even more, I very much enjoy writing interactions between characters. Goody jokes that “the kid sings like a girl” to which Danny replies, “I am a boy soprano and I sing BETTER than a girl!” 

I struggle with going between voices. Those vents who perform fast paced dialogs among multiple puppets simply FASCINATE me! I want to get that good. I keep practicing.

Eddie Siller
122 Posts
February 18, 2019 - 1:39 am

Paul, sounds like you have a method. Nothing wrong with it if it gets you going. 

Ann, are you trying to go fast between voices because it’s not necessary. Last year when I was working with Ozzy my blue monster, I felt I had it going good. Then Sammy King told me to slow down a bit and it made a Hugh difference. By slowing down I think the audience heard everything better 

K. Ann Seeton
51 Posts
February 25, 2019 - 9:16 pm

Eddie, I do want to have a seamless fluidity in the switching. I want it to become effortless or look it. 😉

i have slipped in my practice. I’d be happier if my core practice time were habit again.

I’m going through my first notebook and transferring from it pieces of dialog and character sheets for the puppets I’m using. It has been fascinating to work through everything I’ve written for Goody. As I copy into my new notebook I’m reacquainting myself with the core of his persona and asking myself questions about his costumes. 

The goal is to find the good bits and create a dialog which will hopefully be funny and last long enough to have something to perform. 

The best part of being a student of this art is how much more I enjoy and appreciate the great performers. 

Eddie Siller
122 Posts
March 11, 2019 - 9:10 am

I know what you are saying Ann. The greats make it look so good. 

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