Mike Quinn’s Secrets Of Puppetry Academy - (Bronze)
The Secrets Of Film And TV Puppetry Revealed!
The world's first ever fully comprehensive online training for learning puppetry for the 21st century, broken down from the very basics to becoming a rock star Puppeteer!
Available anytime online. Move at your own pace and revisit lessons whenever you need.
Using tried and tested lessons, classes and demonstrations, Master Puppeteer Mike holds nothing back as he reveals all his secrets and techniques gathered from nearly four decades of performing and animating for Jim Henson, Lucasfilm, Pixar and more. Mike is one of only a handful of Puppeteers to have worked in both the analogue and digital world. He continues to work for Muppets and bringing to life his fan favorite Star Wars alien Nien Nunb.
What others have been saying about this course:
A brilliant resource
Mike has put together a brilliant course here. It is great for anyone interested in puppetry, at any level. It is also great to be able to look back over the lessons and revise some of the techniques he teaches. So make sure you make the most o...
Amazing, enlightening and PERFECT for ALL Careers!
If there was ever a true MUST-ENROLL for ANYONE wanting to get into ANY field of the Entertainment Industry, it's the "Secrets of Puppetry Academy", by the LEGENDARY Mike Quinn. Mike offers a VERY cost-effective and affordable way to learn all th...
Masterclass from a master
An incredible course taught by a puppetry legend! Mike explains techniques in a way that a beginner can understand as well as builds a practical foundation for anyone looking to learn the art of puppetry. I can't recommend this course enough!
Learning can be really fun!
I'm so glad to have come across Mike's course at the beginning of my puppetry journey. The structure of the course is very well thought out. Mike teaches each unit clearly and with obvious enthusiasm for his craft. The content is so useful whether...
If you want to get good at puppetry, this is the course for you....
If you are serious about improving your puppetry and genuinely want to be the best you can, then this is the course for you! Within hours of watching the lessons I started to notice improvements in my technique. Under Mikes guidance and encoura...
All the magic in the stars and more...
I am new to Mike Quinn’s The Secrets of Puppetry... _but_I already know that I am in love! This is the coolest thing to happen to my family all year, and despite Covid-19, some amazing things have happened… I look forward to harnessing the ski...
Secrets of Puppetry -
I love Mike Quinn specific mention of detail to everything from technique to building character - finding it's voice - how it moves - and building yourself as an actor beyond the puppet. I am a professional puppeteer and I too worked with Jim and ...
I enjoy the classes so much - love how they are divided up. It really feels like Mike is talking right to me - puts in real-life examples as well as the demonstration. Love the split screen so I can see what's going on behind the scenes & on...
Intro to secrets
I enjoyed the first section. Learned a few key points that I had forgotten (mirrors and monitors). Thanks.
Loved the title
I really loved the work out of mime singing and allowing my arm to keep repairing itself . Very pleased and will keep coming back to this lesson due to the awareness of muscle memory and getting better at the movements .
A great introduction
Mike has developed a very well thought out program. This is evident even in the begining. Highly recommend.
- Welcome To Secrets Of Puppetry Academy FREE PREVIEW
- Secrets Of Puppetry Members Facebook Group
- How To Get The Most Out Of This Training FREE PREVIEW
- What Is A Puppeteer? FREE PREVIEW
- Make Your Own Puppet Eyes For Your Hand
- Mirrors & Monitors FREE PREVIEW
- One Last Thing: Do This First!
- Secrets Of Puppetry Survey
- Secrets Of Puppetry (Bronze) - Welcome! FREE PREVIEW
- Best Position Practices (How To Stand) FREE PREVIEW
- Bare Hand Basics
- Hand Shape and Lip Sync Basics
- Lip Sync: Syllables
- Alternative Lip Sync Styles
- Head Turns
- Head Turns & Counting
- Counting & Corners
- Head Nods & Shakes
- Less Is More
- Arms (Rodded)
- Arms (Live Hands)
- Walks & Runs
About The Instructor
Mike was hired by Jim Henson at the age of 16 to work with the Muppets on many feature films and TV shows and commercials. Also he is well known for his creature performing on several Star Wars films. He is also one of the few people to have transitioned from the analogue era of tape and film, into the digital realm as a character animator for Pixar and Lucasfilm's ILM.
Film work includes The Great Muppet Caper, The Dark Crystal, Dreamchild, Labyrinth, Little Shop Of Horrors, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, The Muppet Christmas Carol, Muppet Treasure Island, The Muppets, Muppets Most Wanted, Star wars: Return Of The Jedi, The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.
TV work includes Fraggle Rock (co-productions), The Muppets (ABC Series), Muppets Wizard Of Oz, The Storyteller, Jim Henson's Mother Goose Stories, The Ghost Of Faffner Hall, The Tale Of The Bunny Picnic, The Secret Life Of Toys, The Animal Show, Shake It Up, Good Luck Charlie, Glee, Lady Gaga Holiday Special, A Very Pentatonix Christmas 2017, Jimmy Kimmel Live and more.
Live performances include The Muppets Take The Hollywood Bowl, The Muppet Show Live at The Hollywood Palace Theater and as principle actor in Rope.