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The Foam Book

Discussion in 'Puppet Building and Performing' started by fishbone, Jun 3, 2002.

  1. fishbone

    fishbone Well-Known Member

    anyone that has the foam book,can you tell me if they deal w/ blinking eyes& or eyebrowws/,if not where can i find that?
  2. BorkBork

    BorkBork Well-Known Member

    someone, i think it was Terry Angus, posted a drawing, which explained how animals eyes works. I had that pic, but unfortunately i lost it in a hard disc crash (may my disk rest in pieces...)

    I don't know if the old board still works, maybe you could do a search there.

  3. Princeton

    Princeton Guest

    I have The Foam Book, but I don't believe it deals with moving lids or brows. I was actually very disapointed in The Foam Book; I thought it was gonna have instructions like Puppet Mania did. :( :mad: :smirk:
  4. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Well-Known Member

    The Foam Book doesn't get in to things like mechs. The threads you want to read for more info are:




    I hope that helps. As always if anyone is looking for information, use the "Search This Forum" feature and type in whatever you need to know about (that's how I found these threads).
    Terrence Burke likes this.
  5. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    Speaking of which, any info on that prize pack? :concern:
  6. Yahnke

    Yahnke Well-Known Member

    puppet planet has a few excellent pages on her web site for blinking eye mechs...check it out. It's under the "build your own" section of her web site. Puppet planet to the rescue once again!!!!
  7. Muppetsdownunder

    Muppetsdownunder Well-Known Member

    Sorry to be nosy but I couldnt help it! What prize pack is that exactly?
  8. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    It's something between me and Andrew...
  9. erniebert1234ss

    erniebert1234ss Well-Known Member

    I'd LOVE to get the Foam Book, but is it still in print? Also, on the subject of books, is there a book coming out or out already that deals with ALL of the Henson puppetry secrets? I'd also LOVE a Muppet pattern book with all the old Muppets like Wilkins and Wontkins, plus the "old" Gonzo and the "old" Kermit. Any suggestions?
  10. Dagger Claws

    Dagger Claws Well-Known Member

    Yes, the Foam Book is still in print.

    Yes, the foam book is still in print. Not only does Grey Seal have the Foam Book, but they also have two videos to using foam PLUS a new Foam Kit. Here's a link to their site, which will have all the information:

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  11. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Well-Known Member

    I ran a puppet building contest on my site last year; Ryan won and got sent some stuff but some of it was returned to me and the rest, well, I imagine some U.S. Postal employee is having fun building puppets right now.

    I thought it would be fun to do the contest again this year, but I wanted to get all the stuff straightened out from last year first.

    Sorry for not responding to your message here sooner Ryan; I didn't see it until just now. I sent you an email privately.
  12. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Well-Known Member

    Thanks for posting this! I didn't know that they had that available already. I'm going to check it out.
  13. Iggy35

    Iggy35 Well-Known Member

    Are the foam book video's available in PAL yet?
    I wrote to grey seal asking that question when the videos first came out, and got a reply saying they'd be willing to convert them for me, but it would have costed WAY too much.
    If not, I hope they do soon. :(

  14. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Well-Known Member

    Just a thought - why not order the NTSC videos and get someone in the UK to convert them for you? Here in Canada there are places that do NTSC/PAL/SECAM conversions all over and many of them are very reasonable. There has to be an affordable way for you to get them converted locally.
  15. Muppetsdownunder

    Muppetsdownunder Well-Known Member

    I know here in Australia at least NTSC DVDs/videos work just fine on Australian PAL TVs, even our old TV works ok with it and most DVD and video players here at least play both PAL and NTSC as some Austrlaian DVDs are released in the NTSC system.
  16. HeartlessGiant

    HeartlessGiant Active Member

    Hey, everyone. I'm new here to the forum (in fact, this is my first post), although i've been lurking for a while. I'm a drama major (acting, writing, directing, anything!) but i've always had an interest in puppeteering. Needless to say, i've pretty much grown up with the muppets (like most of you, i'm sure).

    Anyway, that's all beside the point. I bought The Foam Book about a week ago. Good book, it has some good tips, but my copy is missing page 63. In its place is an upside down page 30.

    This may sound lazy, :p but i'd really rather not go through the trouble of returning it (not to mention that the upside down page adds character!). I was just wondering if anyone out there could scan their page 63 and help me out? If not, no biggie. Just thought i'd give it a shot. Thanks for the help!
  17. GreySealPuppets

    GreySealPuppets New Member

    Foam Book Missing Page(s)

    Please do contact us and we'll be happy to send you a new book. We have had some trouble with our most recent printing of the book, so it helps us to know exactly how many copies had errors.

    You can contact us at info@greysealpuppets.com.

    Vania Reckard
    Grey Seal Puppets
  18. DOGTOW

    DOGTOW Active Member

    it would be cool if we could get these on pal as there must be uk fans who would like to own these videos. also that comp sounds cool where can i see pics of the puppets.
    Thanks :)
  19. GreySealPuppets

    GreySealPuppets New Member

    Foam Book Videos on PAL

    Thanks for your interest in the Foam Book Videos!

    We have looked into the possibility of having the videos converted to PAL, but in order to make it cost efficient to the buyers, we would need to get a large quantity of them made. Since we have only had a few people request the PAL versions, we are not sure if the demand exists enough for us to have them done. We can get one copy converted at a time, but it costs around $10 per copy.

    If more people express an interest in the PAL videos, then it will be more likely that we will have them made.

    If you would like to see photos of some of the characters we have designed, please visit our website at www.greysealpuppets.com. There are photos from our touring productions, as well as galleries of characters we have custom created for clients.

    I appreciate all the feedback that we get. It helps us to serve our customers better.

    Thank you,
    Vania Reckard
    Grey Seal Puppets
  20. biblebetty

    biblebetty Well-Known Member

    you can get the foam book on amazon.com just put in the name "the foam book and if you click on the picture of the book it will show you some of the pages inside like the introduction, etc.


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