Friday, February 18, 2011

Day #15: Shadowplay!

You know it had to happen sometime this year. Here we are with the ubiquitous shadow puppet! We'll have more shadow puppets up this year, but we will start with the kind done with your own two hands.

The ubiquitous shadow bunny!
I would like to take a moment to talk about shadow screens. You can use sheets, tablecloths or pretty much anything, but shower curtains make sharp images. The image above was taken behind a shower curtain. The image below was taken from a screen of plain linen -- I like the texture of this one, and it feels a little spooky. The shadows look incredibly different depending on the type of screen you use. For our shows, we have also used Rosco Screen, which is made especially for shadow puppets (and projection of other kinds, too).

Egyptian Cat.

1 comment:

  1. :(|) <---- emoticon monkey enjoying the show!