'TALKS WITH PRACTITIONERS' SERIES

TALK 4: BRIAN HERRING

Location: Online via Crowdcast

Date: Tuesday 17th August 2021

Time: 7.30pm (British Summer Time) | Approx. 45 mins

Cost: 'Pay What You Can' on the night by donation
(booking essential)

Age recommendation: 16+ / adults

 

About Brian Herring:

Brian Herring is a puppeteer/performer who began his career with puppets quite by accident in ‘92 with Spitting Image.   

 

Since then his work has included: TV shows Wizadora, The Animal Magic Show, Mopatop’s Shop, Construction Site and The Hoobs for the Jim Henson Company, West End runs, national tours and rep productions of Little Shop of Horrors, the 2012 Olympic opening ceremony, The Brit Awards and feature films such as Hellboy 2, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Prometheus.  

 

Brian is perhaps best known as the lead puppeteer for BB-8 in Star Wars VII-IX as well as numerous other puppets and animatronic creations throughout the saga. 

 

He is currently working on the new series of Spitting Image. 

Find out more about Brian's work by visiting their website.

About the 'Talks with Practitioners' series

Join Moving Parts Arts for our online 2021 series of 'Talks with Practitioners'. Find out about the work of talented and varied puppetry and visual theatre artists, whilst having the opportunity to ask your burning questions. 

All sessions are free to book onto but there will be to opportunity to making a donation at the online event. 

The focus of the 2021 talks series is digital puppetry. Digital puppetry can be many things and is very much open to interpretation. A live-streamed show may use real puppets against the backdrop of a green screen. A handheld camera following a puppet-led story may take the audience on a journey not possible in a seated theatre. The puppets in the piece may be built by a 3D printer, laser cutter or exist only in virtual reality. Stop-motion animation passages may be infused with live puppetry. Digital puppetry can be low-fi or slick and shiny; can mix old techniques with new techniques and has the potential to reach new audiences.

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