Crafts

Virtuality Kids - Easter Special:
concept & storyboard - mark anthony cruz
red robot costume - mark anthony cruz
blue robot costume - robert wendel
easter bunny - josh sobel
This clip is taken from our "Virtuality - Easter Special" which focused on why we celebrate Easter.
The robot costumes were made from common household items and materials that can be found at a hardware store.

Red Robot Concept Sketch Easter Special Storyboard - Final Scene Red Robot - Collapsed Red Robot - Open Red Robot - Unpacked Red Robot - Body & Accesories Red Robot - Face Front Red Robot - Face 3 qtr. Detail Red Robot - Body Detail

- Concept sketch of Red Robot
- Storyboard for the final scene of "Virtuality Kids - Easter Special"
Contruction Materials:
- Red Robot: 2 large cardboard boxes, 2 empty packaging-tape rolls, 2 disposable ramekins, 1/2 a plastic instant-noodle bowl, water bottle caps, dishwashing gloves, flexible air-conditioning vent (for arms and legs)





Keypoint & Memory Verse - Dr. Scientist & Igor:
puppet/set construction, puppetry & vo - mark anthony cruz
This short was made to highlight the keypoint and memory verse for an episode of "Virtuality Kids" that focused on the virtue of loyalty.  The set and all the puppets were made from common household items and materials.

Scientist - front Scientist - head Scientist - coat Igor - front Igor - head Igor - body Experiment - front Experiment - head Experiment - body

Construction Materials:
- Dr. Scientist: 2 paper towel rolls, some buttons, cotton balls, plastic tubing, tape, and an old turn-signal light bulb.
- Igor: 2 old socks, stuffed animal eyes and nose, and twine.
- Experiment 2818: 2 toilet paper rolls, 2 suction cups, 2 plastic straws, half a plastic sphere, paper mache, tin, and colored paper.





Preston & Cooper - Meekness:
puppet construction - mark anthony cruz
puppetry & vo - mark anthony cruz & robert wendel
This short was made for an episode of "Virtuality Kids" that focused on the virtue of meekness.  The puppets were made from common household items and materials.

Preston - front Preston - profile Preston - face Cooper - front Cooper - profile Cooper - face

Construction Materials:
- Preston: 2 old socks, a stuffed-animal's nose, and foam (for hair & glasses)
- Cooper: 2 old socks, a stuffed animal's eyes and nose, and a permanent marker to draw in the hair.





Christmas Special - Time Machine:
time machine construction & puppetry - mark anthony cruz
This is a montage of clips form our Virtuality Kids- Christmas Special,  and focuses on the time machine and all its functions.  The time machine was made from common household items and materials.

time-machine_full time-machine_top time-machine_front time-machine_side time-machine_back time-machine_me

Construction Materials:
- Time Machine: 1 cardboard box, scrap cardboard, water bottle caps, plastic jar caps, old tv antenna





Keypoint & Memory Verse - Monster:
puppet construction, puppetry & vo - mark anthony cruz
This short was made to highlight the keypoint and memory verse for an episode of "Virtuality Kids" that focused on the virtue of mercy.  This puppet was made from common household items and materials.

Monster - front Monster - profile Monster - face

Construction Materials:
- Monster: 1 furry sock, a stuffed-animal's eyes, faux fur (from an old stuffed animal for his bushy eyebrows), and foam (for the tooth)





Virtue Street:
puppetry & vo - mark anthony cruz, ashley sellers, rob wendel
lyrics - ashley sellers
music - digital juice
This musical short was made for an episode of "Virtuality Kids" that focused on the virtue of being a peacemaker.  The puppet cast contains my home made puppets along with the puppets that were purchased by my employer.  It was nice to se them all together.

Scientist - front Igor - front Experiment - front Preston - front Cooper - front Monster - front

These are all 6 of my home made puppets featured in the musical.