I'm excited to share my first music video and vinyl release, featuring incredible puppets and miniatures by my talented friend Jon David Russell (who also recorded and produced the album). The vinyl can be pre-ordered at seththomas.bandcamp.com. [more inside]
Pyxxi and Pyka is a puppet series my partner and I make about twin monsters who go on various adventures that involve imagination! Pyxxi is brave and brash, and her brother Pyka is dreamy and shy. [more inside]
My very first built-from-scratch puppet, Sullivan Spaniel, has his own YouTube series. He's desperately trying to become famous, but he doesn't ever get it right. [more inside]
A rather large website, with still more content to come. It's about our old company, Handspan Theatre, renowned in Melbourne, Australia and beyond for its innovative work in puppetry and visual theatre. The site documents 25 years of productions for stage and street, young and old, and the people who made them. [more inside]
An update on what we've been up to at The Media Show, including an interview with the head of punk label Kill Rock Stars and arguing with a puppet version of Richard Stallman. [more inside]
This year, I continued my tradition of producing a festival of holiday plays by new authors, and as the producer, I'm also able to add my own play to the list. This year's play is my attempt at a (short) farce, complete with Santa, some light sexual innuendo, and a squirrel!
Another bunch of videos from me. I like to cook, but not anything too complicated, so I started finding some recipes that only require 3 ingredients. Some are savory, some are sweet, none are especially complicated. < [more inside]
Lil Friendys is a puppetshow/office-sitcom about Alma, who is new to the underworld. Each episode is roughly two minutes, and new episodes post each Thursday.
Puppets sing a (somewhat adapted) classic muppet song, accompanied by flute and ukulele. Recorded in pieces as we travelled for work this year in Canada, the US, Kenya, Ethiopia, Spain, and France. [more inside]
Just thought I'd keep MeFites updated on the progress of The Media Show, my show on media literacy, as people seem to have been interested in past episodes. We recently posted an episode on health claims in advertisements, as well as a more thoughtful meditation on whether recent ads using the Muppets violated the spirit in which Jim Henson created them. Earlier this year we made two videos on what it means to be a hacker, one with TV-B-Gone inventor Mitch Altman and one with 2600 editor Emmanuel Goldstein. And we're also particularly proud of our episode on how important spelling is online -- titled Syntax Terror -- which is a riff on a the old Kermit The Frog Tee Shirt sketch from Sesame Street and features the vocal stylings of MeFi's Own Yoz. Enjoy, and let me know if you end up using any of these with your students!
Many people don't know. The good thing is, there's parts of the process which are really easy to explain through visual metaphors. So we did, by constructing a giant mechanical spider marionette. Enjoy.