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

  1. ChickyBoy37

    ChickyBoy37 Active 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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