Stream

Join this community to post or comment

Ken Wiesner

Discussion  - 
1
Add a comment...

Brian Bernhard
owner

Promos & Trailers  - 
 
COMEDY, HYPNOTHERAPY & INTERACTIVE PHYSICAL THEATER WITH AVNER THE ECCENTRIC! (A NEW SHORT DOCUMENTARY COMING SOON)

WHAT: The world premiere of "A FOOL'S IDEA - PRESENTS: AVNER THE ECCENTRIC IN "I WAS BORN HUNGRY & I'LL DIE HUNGRY, BUT IT FEELS SO GOOD TO FILL UP IN-BETWEEN.""

WHEN: Wednesday, July 16th 2014

WHERE: http://www.patreon.com/blightprodutions

From the EMMY award-winning creators of "ART or something like it!" comes a brand new chapter in the esteemed artist profile docu-series "A FOOL'S IDEA -- PRESENTS" featuring the world-renowned vaudevillian, hypnotherapist, juggler, mime, expert NLP (neural linguistic programming) teacher, magician and master eccentric performer - Avner Eisenberg (AKA "Avner the Eccentric").

10% of the proceeds raised through our Patreon page (to support Avner's episode of the docu-series) will be donated to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research!  http://www.patreon.com/blightprodutions
2
1
Brian Bernhard's profile photo
Add a comment...

Blight Productions
moderator

The Podcast  - 
1
Add a comment...

Blight Productions
moderator

The Conversational Documentary Series  - 
 
A shiny new episode of our documentary series just for you! In this episode each of the performing artists begin to unravel the first part of their origin stories. Learn how they were first inspired to venture into the world of the clown. Hold on tight, because this is where things start to get personal!

This episode features: Tom Greder, DIana Gadish Bonas, Senyoreta Pepis, Adam Zimmerman, Barbara Villa, Chris Lynam, Giovanna Bellina and Artem Zhimo; with special guest appearances by Jango Edwards & Rui Ferreira and the Nouveau Clown Institute!
1
Add a comment...

Brian Bernhard
owner

The Biography Series  - 
 
Here you go folks, your daily dose of artistic inspiration through the eyes of a wonderfully funny woman!
2
1
Brian Bernhard's profile photo
Add a comment...

Blight Productions
moderator

Promos & Trailers  - 
 
Meet some of the amazing artists featured in season 02 of "A Fool's Idea".  

Trailer #11 features: Pepa Plana & Artem Zhimo.

We need your help so that we can continue to support the creative performing arts!

DONATE HERE: http://www.patreon.com/blightprodutions

Click here for the series website: http://www.afoolsidea.com

Do you believe in the power of laughter? It is one of the most powerful and intensely cathartic experiences a human being will ever go through. Laughter increases joy and happiness, it creates intimate moments of social bonding, decreases stress, and boosts your immune system.

Do you believe in the power of storytelling? A great story can transform your life and inspire greatness. An amazing story can unite communities, and change the world.

Now, if laughter can make your life better and an amazing story can change the world, wouldn't you then agree that the world's greatest laughter-inducing storytellers would be something special -- something so amazing you might want to learn more about them? Wouldn't it be great if you could have access to the world's greatest storytellers and ask them anything? Wouldn't it be fantastic if someone would take your questions to these great artists and present you with the answers in a fun and entertaining way?

You may ask yourself, who are these mythical masters of comedy and story? Are they real? Can there really be such incredibly talented performers that have the unique ability to communicate with EVERYONE around the world? In order to qualify for consideration as one of the "world's" greatest storytellers, one must be able to effectively communicate across cultural and language barriers.

Does an artist exist who has the ability to spread joy and laughter to every man, woman and child with at least one functioning eye and a brain?

The answer is YES and these artists are called "CLOWNS"!

Clowns are the visual storytellers, the physical comedians, the brilliant creators and performers who have the amazing ability to transcend any spoken or written language and clearly connect and communicate stories to everyone around the world.

These mythical performers do exist, and they have existed for as long as humans have been communicating with each other. In many cultures they have been considered as important to society as spiritual leaders and shaman. In western society they more commonly appear on a stage, on a screen, at a community event, or in the circus. You may already know a few of the more famous names like Charlie Chaplin, Harpo Marx, Buster Keaton, Mister Bean, Jerry Lewis, John Gilkey, Jango Edwards, Emmit Kelly and Red Skelton; but there are so many more around the world whom you most likely have not heard of, whose stories and life experiences are just as powerful and important to share with the world. These master storytellers travel the world spreading joy, wisdom, life experience and happiness to small remote villages, cabarets, theaters, and other communities all over the globe. They have dedicated their lives to the art and craft of communicating stories through the universal visual language of clowning and physical comedy.

These very special, gifted and unique storytellers use different techniques in order to communicate; some use a red nose, others use wacky costumes, sometimes bold makeup, but they only use these tools in order to serve the narrative. Wacky costumes, big hair and a red nose are NOT required tools of the clown, they are simply parts of a vast tool set which can be accessed in order to enhance the artist's ability to visually communicate a narrative. Some artists use these tools and some do not. It all depends on what and how they wish to communicate to any given audience.

Please support "A Fool's Idea" and become part of our story now!

"A Fool's Idea" is our way of helping society learn how to rediscover its innocence so that we all can remember what it means to be human.
4
Add a comment...

Blight Productions
moderator

Other News  - 
 
I have posted a sneak preview of my exclusive documentary profile interview with Summer Shapiro for patrons of Blight Productions ONLY! If you want to see it before Wednesday, please sign up here: http://www.patreon.com/blightprodutions
Patreon is empowering a new generation of content creators. Help support and inspire artists and content creators to live out their passions!
2
Add a comment...

Blight Productions
moderator

Promos & Trailers  - 
 
Trailer number 09. FYI, all these trailers were created from original content, they are totally original pieces with soundbites not featured in any of the episodes.
1
Add a comment...

Blight Productions
moderator

Promos & Trailers  - 
 
How far can we push people with questions & what happens between extreme emotions during a silence gag?

Meet some of the amazing artists featured in season 02 of "A Fool's Idea".  Trailer #8 features: Adam Zimmerman, Diana Gadish, Johnny Delight, Francisco Quirós, & Mila von Chobiak. We would like you to be inspired and then support our Kickstarter! We need your help now more then ever, so that we can continue to support the creative performing arts!

http://kck.st/15vYTLh
2
Add a comment...

Blight Productions
moderator

Promos & Trailers  - 
 
Meet some of the amazing artists featured in season 02 of "A Fool's Idea".  Trailer #6 features: Rich Potter, Pepa Plana, & Guillem Albà. We would like you to be inspired and then support our Kickstarter! We need your help now more then ever, so that we can continue to support the creative performing arts!

http://kck.st/15vYTLh
3
Add a comment...

About this community

In support of an ongoing conversation about comedy, performance, life & clown; "A Fool's Idea" is a documentary web series that seeks to promote a discussion around the world of fools, clowns & idiots. Help us keep the conversation going, post your questions here and they may just get answered in the next episode of our series! To discover more please visit: http://www.afoolsidea.com

Brian Bernhard
owner

The Biography Series  - 
 
The Official World Premiere of Avner The Eccentric in "I Was Born Hungry & I'll Die Hungry, But It Feels So Good To Fill Up In-between." A New Documentary From A Fool's Idea - PRESENTS!

http://www.patreon.com/creation?hid=705228&rf=38459

#Documentary #PhysicalTheater #Comedy #Circus #Vaudeville  
The world premiere of "A FOOL'S IDEA - PRESENTS: AVNER THE ECCENTRIC IN "I WAS BORN HUNGRY & I'LL DIE HUNGRY, BUT IT FEELS SO GOOD TO FILL UP IN-BETWEEN."" From the EMMY award-winning creators of "ART or something like it!" comes a brand new chapter in the esteemed artist profile docu-series "A FOOL'S IDEA -- PRESENTS" featuring the world-renowned vaudevillian, hypnotherapist, juggler, mime, expert NLP (neural linguistic programming) teacher, ...
1
1
Brian Bernhard's profile photo
Add a comment...

Blight Productions
moderator

The Conversational Documentary Series  - 
 
I am proud to present an all NEW episode of A FOOL'S IDEA - “WHAT’S YOUR ORIGIN STORY (PART 02)?” Season 02 Episode 03; the conversational docu-series about physical comedy, vaudeville, performance art, theater, inspiration, creativity, circus, life and clown!

This is the second part of an intimate/personal exploration of the “Origin Stories” for these 15 passionate performing artist!

http://www.afoolsidea.com/archives/957

Featuring: Adam Zimmerman, Artem Zhimo, Barbara Villa, Chris Lynam, Diana Gadish, Francisco Quirós, Giovanna Bellina, Guillem Alba, Jessica Arpin, Johnny Delight, Mila von Chobiak, Pepa Plana, Rich Potter, Sanjiva Margio & Tom Greder.

With music by Carmela Sinco.

This season follows the stories of 15 professional clowns from around the world gathered together at the Nouveau Clown Institute in Barcelona, Spain. Each episode explores the world of physical comedy/performance theater through eyes of these amazing artists.

Learn about who they are, what makes them tick, their motivations, their origin stories and much much more!

Their stories are inspired and amazing, please be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss a moment!

#documentary, #clown, #clowning, #payasso, #physicalcomedy, #theater, #comedy, #interview, #creativity, #inspiration, #afoolsidea, #podcast, #acting, #actor, #actress, #vaudeville, #burlesque
2
Add a comment...

Blight Productions
moderator

The Biography Series  - 
 
Howdy, I am excited to present you with an all new awe inspiring episode of my docu-series "A Fool's Idea"! This episode features the amazing juggling, rope trickin', whip cracking, stilt walkin', bike ridin', eccentric comedy cowboy, clown David "Leapin' Louie" Lichtenstein in; "THAT IS THE LIFE FOR ME!"  Please enjoy & if you happened to be motivated to share his story, that would make the world a slightly better place, and I would really appreciate it. Thanks.
1
Add a comment...

Blight Productions
moderator

Other News  - 
 
Hey clown lovers, check out this wonderful article the good folks at THE SNOBBY ROBOT wrote about "A FOOL'S IDEA"! It's pretty awesome!
2
Add a comment...

Blight Productions
moderator

Promos & Trailers  - 
 
Meet some of the amazing artists featured in season 02 of "A Fool's Idea".  

Trailer #11 features: Pepa Plana & Guillem Albà.

We need your help so that we can continue to support the creative performing arts!

DONATE HERE: http://www.patreon.com/blightprodutions

Click here for the series website: http://www.afoolsidea.com

Do you believe in the power of laughter? It is one of the most powerful and intensely cathartic experiences a human being will ever go through. Laughter increases joy and happiness, it creates intimate moments of social bonding, decreases stress, and boosts your immune system.

Do you believe in the power of storytelling? A great story can transform your life and inspire greatness. An amazing story can unite communities, and change the world.

Now, if laughter can make your life better and an amazing story can change the world, wouldn't you then agree that the world's greatest laughter-inducing storytellers would be something special -- something so amazing you might want to learn more about them? Wouldn't it be great if you could have access to the world's greatest storytellers and ask them anything? Wouldn't it be fantastic if someone would take your questions to these great artists and present you with the answers in a fun and entertaining way?

You may ask yourself, who are these mythical masters of comedy and story? Are they real? Can there really be such incredibly talented performers that have the unique ability to communicate with EVERYONE around the world? In order to qualify for consideration as one of the "world's" greatest storytellers, one must be able to effectively communicate across cultural and language barriers.

Does an artist exist who has the ability to spread joy and laughter to every man, woman and child with at least one functioning eye and a brain?

The answer is YES and these artists are called "CLOWNS"!

Clowns are the visual storytellers, the physical comedians, the brilliant creators and performers who have the amazing ability to transcend any spoken or written language and clearly connect and communicate stories to everyone around the world.

These mythical performers do exist, and they have existed for as long as humans have been communicating with each other. In many cultures they have been considered as important to society as spiritual leaders and shaman. In western society they more commonly appear on a stage, on a screen, at a community event, or in the circus. You may already know a few of the more famous names like Charlie Chaplin, Harpo Marx, Buster Keaton, Mister Bean, Jerry Lewis, John Gilkey, Jango Edwards, Emmit Kelly and Red Skelton; but there are so many more around the world whom you most likely have not heard of, whose stories and life experiences are just as powerful and important to share with the world. These master storytellers travel the world spreading joy, wisdom, life experience and happiness to small remote villages, cabarets, theaters, and other communities all over the globe. They have dedicated their lives to the art and craft of communicating stories through the universal visual language of clowning and physical comedy.

These very special, gifted and unique storytellers use different techniques in order to communicate; some use a red nose, others use wacky costumes, sometimes bold makeup, but they only use these tools in order to serve the narrative. Wacky costumes, big hair and a red nose are NOT required tools of the clown, they are simply parts of a vast tool set which can be accessed in order to enhance the artist's ability to visually communicate a narrative. Some artists use these tools and some do not. It all depends on what and how they wish to communicate to any given audience.

Please support "A Fool's Idea" and become part of our story now!

"A Fool's Idea" is our way of helping society learn how to rediscover its innocence so that we all can remember what it means to be human.
4
1
Valeria Vaccari's profile photo
Add a comment...

Blight Productions
moderator

Promos & Trailers  - 
 
How Do You Start Your Clown Adventure?

Meet some of the amazing artists featured in season 02 of "A Fool's Idea".  

Trailer #11 features: Pepa Plana, Artem Zhimo, & Guillem Albà.

We need your help now more then ever, so that we can continue to support the creative performing arts!

Please help support "A Fool's Idea" and the documentation of creativity! http://www.patreon.com/blightprodutions

Click here for the series website: http://www.afoolsidea.com

Do you believe in the power of laughter? It is one of the most powerful and intensely cathartic experiences a human being will ever go through. Laughter increases joy and happiness, it creates intimate moments of social bonding, decreases stress, and boosts your immune system.

Do you believe in the power of storytelling? A great story can transform your life and inspire greatness. An amazing story can unite communities, and change the world.

Now, if laughter can make your life better and an amazing story can change the world, wouldn't you then agree that the world's greatest laughter-inducing storytellers would be something special -- something so amazing you might want to learn more about them? Wouldn't it be great if you could have access to the world's greatest storytellers and ask them anything? Wouldn't it be fantastic if someone would take your questions to these great artists and present you with the answers in a fun and entertaining way?

You may ask yourself, who are these mythical masters of comedy and story? Are they real? Can there really be such incredibly talented performers that have the unique ability to communicate with EVERYONE around the world? In order to qualify for consideration as one of the "world's" greatest storytellers, one must be able to effectively communicate across cultural and language barriers.

Does an artist exist who has the ability to spread joy and laughter to every man, woman and child with at least one functioning eye and a brain?

The answer is YES and these artists are called "CLOWNS"!

Clowns are the visual storytellers, the physical comedians, the brilliant creators and performers who have the amazing ability to transcend any spoken or written language and clearly connect and communicate stories to everyone around the world.

These mythical performers do exist, and they have existed for as long as humans have been communicating with each other. In many cultures they have been considered as important to society as spiritual leaders and shaman. In western society they more commonly appear on a stage, on a screen, at a community event, or in the circus. You may already know a few of the more famous names like Charlie Chaplin, Harpo Marx, Buster Keaton, Mister Bean, Jerry Lewis, John Gilkey, Jango Edwards, Emmit Kelly and Red Skelton; but there are so many more around the world whom you most likely have not heard of, whose stories and life experiences are just as powerful and important to share with the world. These master storytellers travel the world spreading joy, wisdom, life experience and happiness to small remote villages, cabarets, theaters, and other communities all over the globe. They have dedicated their lives to the art and craft of communicating stories through the universal visual language of clowning and physical comedy.

These very special, gifted and unique storytellers use different techniques in order to communicate; some use a red nose, others use wacky costumes, sometimes bold makeup, but they only use these tools in order to serve the narrative. Wacky costumes, big hair and a red nose are NOT required tools of the clown, they are simply parts of a vast tool set which can be accessed in order to enhance the artist's ability to visually communicate a narrative. Some artists use these tools and some do not. It all depends on what and how they wish to communicate to any given audience.

Please support "A Fool's Idea" and become part of our story now!

"A Fool's Idea" is our way of helping society learn how to rediscover its innocence so that we all can remember what it means to be human.
3
Add a comment...

Blight Productions
moderator

Promos & Trailers  - 
 
The Nouveau Clown Institute is Climbing Mountains & Working Hard!

Meet some of the amazing artists featured in season 02 of "A Fool's Idea".  

Trailer #10 features: Pepa Plana, Artem Zhimo, & Guillem Albà.

We need your help now more then ever, so that we can continue to support the creative performing arts!

Click here to donate to my Patreon page: http://www.patreon.com/blightprodutions

Click here for the series website: http://www.afoolsidea.com

Do you believe in the power of laughter? It is one of the most powerful and intensely cathartic experiences a human being will ever go through. Laughter increases joy and happiness, it creates intimate moments of social bonding, decreases stress, and boosts your immune system.

Do you believe in the power of storytelling? A great story can transform your life and inspire greatness. An amazing story can unite communities, and change the world.

Now, if laughter can make your life better and an amazing story can change the world, wouldn't you then agree that the world's greatest laughter-inducing storytellers would be something special -- something so amazing you might want to learn more about them? Wouldn't it be great if you could have access to the world's greatest storytellers and ask them anything? Wouldn't it be fantastic if someone would take your questions to these great artists and present you with the answers in a fun and entertaining way?

You may ask yourself, who are these mythical masters of comedy and story? Are they real? Can there really be such incredibly talented performers that have the unique ability to communicate with EVERYONE around the world? In order to qualify for consideration as one of the "world's" greatest storytellers, one must be able to effectively communicate across cultural and language barriers.

Does an artist exist who has the ability to spread joy and laughter to every man, woman and child with at least one functioning eye and a brain?

The answer is YES and these artists are called "CLOWNS"!

Clowns are the visual storytellers, the physical comedians, the brilliant creators and performers who have the amazing ability to transcend any spoken or written language and clearly connect and communicate stories to everyone around the world.

These mythical performers do exist, and they have existed for as long as humans have been communicating with each other. In many cultures they have been considered as important to society as spiritual leaders and shaman. In western society they more commonly appear on a stage, on a screen, at a community event, or in the circus. You may already know a few of the more famous names like Charlie Chaplin, Harpo Marx, Buster Keaton, Mister Bean, Jerry Lewis, John Gilkey, Jango Edwards, Emmit Kelly and Red Skelton; but there are so many more around the world whom you most likely have not heard of, whose stories and life experiences are just as powerful and important to share with the world. These master storytellers travel the world spreading joy, wisdom, life experience and happiness to small remote villages, cabarets, theaters, and other communities all over the globe. They have dedicated their lives to the art and craft of communicating stories through the universal visual language of clowning and physical comedy.

These very special, gifted and unique storytellers use different techniques in order to communicate; some use a red nose, others use wacky costumes, sometimes bold makeup, but they only use these tools in order to serve the narrative. Wacky costumes, big hair and a red nose are NOT required tools of the clown, they are simply parts of a vast tool set which can be accessed in order to enhance the artist's ability to visually communicate a narrative. Some artists use these tools and some do not. It all depends on what and how they wish to communicate to any given audience.

"A Fool's Idea" is our way of helping society learn how to rediscover its innocence so that we all can remember what it means to be human.
1
Add a comment...

Blight Productions
moderator

The Biography Series  - 
 
Take a moment to learn about Chase Culp, a wonderful #clown that donated some time to help us promote "A Fool's Idea" during the 2012 SXSW!
1
Add a comment...

Blight Productions
moderator

Promos & Trailers  - 
 
Meet some of the amazing artists featured in season 02 of "A Fool's Idea".  Trailer #7 features: Francisco Quirós, Adam Zimmerman, Tom Greder, Mila von Chobiak, & Chris Lynam. We would like you to be inspired and then support our Kickstarter! We need your help now more then ever, so that we can continue to support the creative performing arts!

http://kck.st/15vYTLh
3
Add a comment...

Blight Productions
moderator

Promos & Trailers  - 
 
Meet some of the amazing artists featured in season 02 of "A Fool's Idea".  Trailer #5 features: Rich Potter, Tom Greder, Barbara Villa & Mila von Chobiak. We would like you to be inspired and then support our Kickstarter! We need your help now more then ever, so that we can continue to support the creative performing arts!

http://kck.st/15vYTLh
1
Add a comment...