Axtell’s “The MAGIC MOMENT” with Pete Michaels

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Steve Axtell is creating a new series of videos called “The MAGIC MOMENT”. His first video features my good friend Pete Michaels.

Here’s how Steve describes “The MAGIC MOMENT”:

“My team and I build them and others like yourself bring them to life. I call this the “The MAGIC MOMENT” to describe what happens when your puppet comes to life for the first time. It is an amazing moment when it can become anything you want it to be, but usually it just happens! Discovery of character, personality, life, voice, eye contact, manipulation all come together at this moment. Sometimes it’s immediate, sometimes it comes in stages over time. To me it is the simplest yet one of the most powerful forms of MAGIC, so I wanted to explore the process with some pros who we can all learn from.”



If this first video is a sample of things to come, this is going to be an exciting series. Great job by Pete Michaels and hats off to Steve Axtell and his team.



Dan Willinger is a ventriloquism enthusiast and ventriloquist figure collector. He has been collecting for over 25 years. He created the Ventriloquist Central Collection. It now has over 100 ventriloquist figures and over 50 of them are Frank Marshall figures. Because of his love for the art of ventriloquism, Mr. Willinger created the website Ventriloquist Central. For more information about the website, go to:

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One Response to Axtell’s “The MAGIC MOMENT” with Pete Michaels

  1. Steve Axtell says:

    Thanks Ventriloquist Central for posting the first of the MAGIC MOMENT series! You can see all 15 of them here…… Feel free to directly embed any and all of them. I would be honored.

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