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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.

Testimonial From Steve Whitmire

Muppet Performer for Kermit The Frog, Sprocket, Wembley, Rizzo Rat, Bean Bunny and countless more!

I have had the pleasure of working with Mike Quinn for forty years, and recently have journeyed through his "Secrets of Puppetry Academy" course. From the beginning basics to advanced techniques utilized in film and television, Mike extensively covers so much ground in a concise way that anyone interested in the subtleties of puppetry can understand. Whether you are a hobbyist or looking to be professional puppeteers, "Secrets of Puppetry Academy" will no doubt give you a deeper understanding of the art of puppetry.

What Mikes Students Are Saying About The Academy

Genuine 5 Star Reviews From Happy Students

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A brilliant resource

Chris Kendall

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 th...

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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 of it and practise them... then practise them some more. And when you have finished practising.. go back and practise some more.

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Masterclass from a master

Brian Ballance

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 ...

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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!

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All the magic in the stars and more...

Phoenix Turley

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 des...

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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 skills of myself and other family members and bringing more art into the world. Art that would not happen without this amazing site. I can’t recommend strongly enough registering for this course. The personal rich enrichment alone it’s well worth the cost! Mr. Quinn is a master and we have much to learn Learn. Thank you. Thank you. Waka Waka!

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A great introduction

Ryan Sullivan

Mike has developed a very well thought out program. This is evident even in the begining. Highly recommend.

Mike has developed a very well thought out program. This is evident even in the begining. Highly recommend.

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If you want to get good at puppetry, this is the course f...

Lee Thompson

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 ...

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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 encouragement I have learnt so much and improved massively over the last 2 years. This is the best puppeteer training out there and is taught in bite size chunks making every lesson easy to understand and follow. This course is incredibly cheap for what you get, at 10 times the price it would still be exceptional value! Lee Thompson

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Secrets of Puppetry -

Paul Liberti

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 a...

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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 Jane Henson in NYC and at the Muppet Carriage House on E69th Street helping them develop puppets and characters. I also teach TV puppeteering and wanted to see someone else's perspective on the same subject. I learned so much from Mike and look forward to learning more. Never stop learning has always been my mantra as a performer - singer, dancer, actor. It seems to be Mike Quinn's as well as he is always leaving room for the performer to find THEMSELVES within the technique that he teaches. I worked with THE MUPPET SHOW ON TOUR, THE MUPPET BABIES LIVE, and THE BEAKER AND BUNSEN SHOW LIVE (I also choreographed that one) for Jim and Jane Henson and also the Bert and Ernie Show at Sesame Place as dance captain and choreographer. To work directly with Jim, Dave Goelz, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt - as they would visit us on tour and work with us. We did live full body puppets which I did as a dancer from 1984-1990 when Jim left us. They knew the hand puppet version and characters and we had to figure out how to move a full size version of the puppet so it looked like Kermit, Miss Piggy, Scooter, Gonzo - and not look different than the smaller puppet counterpart. After I was done touring - Jane Henson would call me in often work on full body puppets with Jim Henson at the Carriage House in NYC on the upper east side - and he would ask me how a character COULD move... what did I need inside the body puppet - should the head be 'toggled' or not etc. It was the best college education you could ask for. Many of the younger puppeteers working on Muppet projects today - never even met Jim Henson. I feel privileged to have worked with Jim, Jane, John and even Brian at Sesame Place when he was still in high school in Langhorne Pa. He was the computer wiz even in 1984! Thank you Mike Quinn for sharing your skills, expertise and brilliance as a performer. I look forward to learning more from you! - Your experience with the Muppets is so valuable and it is so obvious that you are doing this as a wonderful teacher who enjoys seeing his students grow, learn and find themselves within the work. Thank you! Paul Liberti - 2019

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Love it!!

Judy Maggs

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 dem...

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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 stage! GREAT job - I'm so glad I signed up!!!!!!

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Amazing, enlightening and PERFECT for ALL Careers!

Emilio Diaz

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 L...

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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 that there is to learn about what it really MEANS to be, not just a Puppeteer, but a PERFORMER. The late Jim Henson is one of my idols and one of the things I learned from him was that you don't have to be a specific THING to be an 'Actor' or 'Performer'. Mike embodies that and more as he takes the Student/Viewer through a journey into what how YOU can be a Puppeteer/Performer. He makes it SO EASY to learn and teaches in a way that you CAN do it. Talent is LEARNED, as Mike observes in one of the earlier lessons and he's right. So what are you waiting for? Join Mike and become a PUPPETEER!

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Learning can be really fun!

Ben Walden

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 eac...

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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 you use a rod puppet or a live-hand one like mine.

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Loved the title

Brian philips

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 a...

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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 .

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Course Curriculum

Here Are Some Of The Bonuses You Get When You Join:

  • Entry to private S.O.P. Facebook community with access to Mike Quinn for any feedback or advice.
  • Printable Certificate of Completion when you have gone through the course. Your own affiliate link to earn 50% of any purchase of SOP when someone buys through you.
  • Hundreds of $$$ have been paid out already. It's my way of giving back and saying thank you.
  • Bonus eBooks: "S.O.P Workbook", "Practice Puppets Report", "Mike Quinn's Top Ten Tips On Thriving In The Film & TV Industry" and many more...

About The Instructor

Master Puppeteer

Mike Quinn

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.