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►What is Creventive Puppet Company?
Creventive is an arts & entertainment company, founded by: Connor Asher, located in Chicago, Illinois.
We specialize in Concept/Design, Puppets, Costumes, Animatronics, Masks, Makeup/Prosthetics, and more!
Creventive Puppet Company produces content for film, television, commercial, and web. Creventive also offers live events/shows throughout the Chicagoland area, including online services through our shop, and other fun activities for kids & adults!
►What does "Creventive" mean?
Creventive is a combination of the two words: "Creative and Inventive", founded by Connor Asher on 7/4/2014.
►What is your Mission statement?
The mission of Creventive Puppet Company is to promote the art of puppetry to audiences of all ages. We create productions that are written for a family audience, which to us means appropriate for children but also clever and entertaining to adults.
We also build our shows to tour, which means they are great for school assemblies, library performances or community events.
We are very passionate about education and offer a wide range of workshops in puppetry design, construction and performance. These classes are available for both children and adults.
► What types of services do you offer?
The Creventive Character workshop offers a wide-range of services including: Concept/Design, Masks, Puppets, Walk-around Costumes, Animatronics, Makeup/Prosthetics, Rentals, and more. Our work can be seen throughout film/television/stage/commercials/web and much more! We ALWAYS are accepting commissions/orders.
►What are your hours of operation?
►How many employees do you currently have?
1 full-time, 3 part time.
►Can I be involved in a Creventive Production?
We do get this question often and unfortunately can not fulfill all requests. If you're a professional and have a reel, please send it to our email address: "email@example.com" and we'll add it to the list of potentials. We may need you in the future!
►When is the next episode for your online productions come out?
Each episode takes an average of 6-8 weeks to complete. The process is long and terrorizing. The Creventive Team single handedly animates each painstaking scene. We have to write, storyboard, animate, and record voice parts, and include sound effects, music, and more!
►What software do you use do make your videos?
The Creventive team currently uses FinalCutPro, Photoshop, AfterEffects, Maya, Cinema4D, etc. to create all animated scenes. He uses Reason software for simulated instruments and Ableton Live to record live music and voices.
►Do you guys do music, art, or animation commissions?
We sure do, but it's ultimately depending on our current workload/project and how long it will take. If you want to email us with the specs of your project, please do so.
►Do you perform at birthday parties, weddings, and other events?
We sure do, we have a variety of different performances to suit your needs for any special event including: birthday parties, weddings, and so much more. If you want to email us with the specs of your project, please do so.
►How long has Creventive existed?
Creventive was founded on July 4th 2014 and has been progressing ever since, thriving to expand our art forms and produce quality content through our productions for the fans!
►How does Creventive Puppet Co. support the community?
Creventive Puppet Company provides an opportunity to experience and learn about a traditional art form that is expressive and entertaining in a way all its own. Puppets can do and show things that a person never could. They have the ability to live out the fantasies we imagine, much like a cartoon, but in a live 3-D venue. They are magic, and everyone should have a little magic in their lives.
►What sets Creventive puppet co. apart from other competitors?
Our competitors are anyone doing live performances for a family audience, however we are different from the average performance troupe. Our puppet shows are complex works that involve many styles of puppetry and performance techniques blended together to create a unique experience.
Some styles used in our shows include shadow, hand, mouth, rod, tabletop, Czech marionette and found object puppetry to tell our stories. We layer our designs, music, scripts and performance styles together in a complementary way that fuses these separate elements into a single work of art. Our shows are special and represent us and our style. We love doing what we do and that comes across loud and clear in our shows and workshops.
Thank you, if you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us here:
Phone: 1 (708) 310-9595