You find a dummy, put it in a bag, then put a little duct tape on the door.
So why use a ventriloquist dummy? The main purpose of a ventriloquist dummy is to fake the way noises of another type (salesmen, etc.) sound.
Here’s a demo that we did on our website, including an example. A dummy is played with a click-in sound-type (click, clack, click or click and hold), so that when the dummy clicks, you hear the click.
Another demonstration by our customer:
Another demo by our customer: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikegriebel/1358559984/ [IMG]http://mikegriebel.blogspot.com/2013/05/griebel-the-dummy-game.html. The same technique is used in many movies to give actors a “feeling” for their character’s facial expressions. A dummy is used as “a living demonstration of facial expressions” to show how a person is playing the game.
There’s probably lots of other ways of doing this (the examples used on this page can be expanded for all sorts of applications), but for this demonstration, we just wanted to showcase all the cool tricks it can do.
How to make a dummy
We can give ventriloquist performers a variety of ideas about what sorts of sounds they are going to generate. This is where this technique really comes into play, because it allows performers to get some creative ideas and to be creative with their voice!
So, let’s start with a basic ventriloquist dummy. It has been a lot of practice to figure out how to make a good dummy. What follows are a few methods of making a dummy, and a few hints for the dummy’s voice. It’s worth noting that the following methods are only a few ways of doing it, and some of them are very expensive. So get creative!
How do you make a ventriloquist dummy? Well, first let’s find a good dummy! We could buy one of these cheap, mass produced, cardboard (and polycarbonate) dummy. The cheapest of these is made by a company in Taiwan. The “A-Team” made a dummy in Taiwan, but they had some problems, and now they are out-of-business and are unlikely to carry this type