pesco — 2014-07-09T09:44:26-04:00 — #1
michael_walsh — 2014-07-09T13:30:56-04:00 — #2
When I was a kid there were a lot of ventriloquist's acts on TV, like the delightful Paul Winchell and Jerry Mahony. I finally got a book from the library on the topic so I could learn the secret of throwing my voice. I was shocked to lean the entire art is talking without moving your lips, with a bit of breath control. It was a gyp! But as I came to realize, the secret is not so much vocal trickery as it is a specialized form of acting. the ventriloquist gets you to believe the dummy is talking, and he provides the soundtrack for your consensual fantasy.You know its a fake, but you enter into the act.
catgrin — 2014-07-09T23:53:03-04:00 — #3
For anyone who's a fan of puppets and ventriloquism, I recommend trying to catch Joel Hodgson's (of MST3K) one man show "Riffing Myself". Check his site to see if he'll be in your town anytime soon.
daneel — 2014-07-10T00:01:27-04:00 — #4
TV appearances exposed his limitations as a ventriloquist, as his lips were frequently seen to move.
pesco — 2014-07-14T09:44:26-04:00 — #5
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