Childhood Idols no. 1 (unknown, Big Bird, Jim Henson & Carroll Spinney)
It’s I AM BIG BIRD week on drawNYC!
Two very talented filmmakers by the names of David Lamattina & Chad Walker, as part of Copper Pot Pictures are making an amazing documentary about the life and times of the most famous person you never knew: Carroll Spinney. Carroll has been the man behind such muppets as Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, and is one of the last of the original muppeteers. Carroll worked alongside Jim Henson and Frank Oz and created one of the most memorable characters in recent memory. Carroll was also an avid filmmaker, animator, storyteller, actor, and director among other things and has kept 8mm home video footage since before he began his career. You’ll be blown away by some of the very amazing memories captured on film that never intended to be shown to the public.
Dave and Chad need our help to finish the film, and have a kickstarter set up where they’re releasing some behind the scenes footage as well as some amazing pictures - and some unbelievable incentives including a session with Carroll & Oscar the Grouch! Check it out here and donate if you can: I AM BIG BIRD KICKSTARTER
All week, I’ll be using pictures throughout Carroll’s life and adding a bit of drawNYC to one of the most staple of NYC landmarks - Sesame Street.