Film Making

The Taxidermist

Mycroft : January 2, 2012 1:06 pm : Film making, Film Making Page, Making Things, Performance, Puppetry, Puppets Page

I made a music video for Doctor Butler’s Hatstand Medicine Band.

The video was inspired by Fingerbobs and Blue Peter. This was a fun project!

I designed and made all the puppets and sets. Also storyboarded, filmed and edited the film!

Mycroft Milverton Tweed Muttonchops Taxidermist Taxidermy Fox Owl Rainbow Trout

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The Taxidermist – Young Readers’ Edition

Mycroft : January 2, 2012 12:10 pm : Film making, Film Making Page, Making Things, Performance, Puppetry

Here is the storyboard I made for The Taxidermist.

The Taxidermist Mycroft Milverton Dr Doctor Butler's Hatstand Medicine Band Young Readers' Edition Mycroft Milverton Fox Owl Rainbow Trout Friendly Muttonchops

The Taxidermist Mycroft Milverton Dr Doctor Butler's Hatstand Medicine Band Young Readers' Edition Fox
The Taxidermist Dr Doctor Butler's Hatstand Medicine Band Young Readers' Edition Rainbow Trout
The Taxidermist Dr Doctor Butler's Hatstand Medicine Band Young Readers' Edition Rainbow Owl
The Taxidermist Dr Doctor Butler's Hatstand Medicine Band Young Readers' Edition Rainbow Fox Trapped Trap Mycroft Milverton Pipe Smoking Deerstalker
The Taxidermist Dr Doctor Butler's Hatstand Medicine Band Young Readers' Edition Owl Shot
The Taxidermist Dr Doctor Butler's Hatstand Medicine Band Young Readers' Edition Rainbow Trout Caught
The Taxidermist Dr Doctor Butler's Hatstand Medicine Band Young Readers' Edition Rainbow Hearts Removed Mycroft Milverton Pipe Smoking Deerstalker Muttonchops
The Taxidermist Dr Doctor Butler's Hatstand Medicine Band Young Readers' Edition Taxidermy Owl Cap Gown Mycroft Milverton Muttonchops Deerstalker
The Taxidermist Dr Doctor Butler's Hatstand Medicine Band Young Readers' Edition Taxidermy Fox Sleeping
The Taxidermist Dr Doctor Butler's Hatstand Medicine Band Young Readers' Edition Taxidermy Rainbow Trout Bubble
The Taxidermist Dr Doctor Butler's Hatstand Medicine Band Young Readers' Edition Taxidermy Rainbow Trout Fox Owl Mycroft Milverton Pipe Smoking Deerstalker Muttonchops
The Taxidermist Dr Doctor Butler's Hatstand Medicine Band Young Readers' Edition Taxidermy Fox Visit
The Taxidermist Dr Doctor Butler's Hatstand Medicine Band Young Readers' Edition Taxidermy Rainbow Trout Visit
The Taxidermist Dr Doctor Butler's Hatstand Medicine Band Young Readers' Edition Taxidermy Owl Visit

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Dismembered Empire: The Zong Protocols

Mycroft : September 21, 2011 7:14 am : Film making, Film Making Page, Performance, Steampunk, Street Theatre, Theatre

Professor Zong entrusts the results of his Directorate censored research with the Purple Hand.

Tickets are now available for Dismembered Empire! Insurrectionary Steampunk Multimedia Cabaret! On the 7th or 8th of October. You will get a promenade tour of Liverpool’s Mysterious Williamson Tunnels, an rebellious staged performance, new and original music and an opportunity to interact with some strange and disturbed imperial citizens. All for just £5.50! Marvellous! Just click through on the date you require on the Dismembered Empire website.

http://dismemberedempire.org.uk/

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Dismembered Empire is coming – October 2011

Mycroft : July 3, 2011 11:52 am : Film making, Film Making Page, Performance, Steampunk, Website

Myself, Brox and some friends have been developing a show…

In fact it’s more like a world! The world of Dismembered Empire!

This is a Steampunk Dystopia exploring the issues of Corporate Power and Slavery. We will be performing the first part in the WIlliamson Tunnels on the 6th, 7th and 8th of October.

I have developed some websites to support it.
Dismembered Empire
Amaranthine Palm
The Directorate

And I made a film to help raise funds. Anyone who would like to pledge towards helping us make a great show can do so at our We Fund website.

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The Pink Flamingo Puppet Cabaret

Mycroft : May 20, 2011 11:13 pm : Film making, Film Making Page, Out and About, Puppetry, Puppets Page, Theatre

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Tonight I went to see Puppet Pool perform in the Pink Flamingo Puppet Cabaret.

They had fire breathing puppets, knife throwing puppets, shadow puppetry, hilarious singing bunnies, Lady Gaga, Jarvis Cocker, body builders, a dancing monster, Einstein, Satan and Reggie became an unwilling father.

I also showed a preview of my new short film “The Taxidermist”, a video for a local band. The audience laughed in all the right places and said they enjoyed it!

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Fingerbobs Forever

Mycroft : January 23, 2011 7:46 pm : Favourite, Film making, Film Making Page, Hobbies, Making Things, Puppetry, Puppets Page

I have just finished remaking the Fingerbobs. opening sequence!
Marvellous fun!

You can see how I made Fingermouse, Flash, Scampi and Gulliver in their own posts.

Click here to see more of my puppets.

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Flowers on the Train, Dreams on the Line

Mycroft : November 29, 2010 8:00 pm : Arts, Favourite, Film making, Hobbies, Out and About, Performance, Performance Page, Poetry, Puppetry, Puppets Page, Saxophone, Singing, Theatre

Flowers on the Train, Dreams on the Line.Sound Tracks first performance. Read my memoirs: http://tiny.cc/097ju

The Sound Tracks group put on their first show, Flowers on the Train, Dreams on the Line. A promenade production at Edge Hill Station. A dark yarn of dreams, nightmares, lost opportunities and unrequited love.

I played a “non-descript character” which involved wearing black and being busy through out the show with puppetry, singing, reciting poetry and playing my sax with the band.

We had spent the last twelve weeks learning performance skills, composing music, writing the songs and script and rehearsing the play. I even made a puppet film!

It was all jolly good fun and I was sad when it was all over. I was overjoyed to receive an email the next day asking “What next. Let’s meet up to discuss it!”

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