MN VIDEOS | Giant Black Dog Puppet at St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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Photographer James Ramsay —http://jamesramsayphotography.com— loaded a GoPro on a monopod and walked down the entire length of the Saint Paul, Minnesota St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Lowertown and Downtown.The adventures of Java the Mutt, the symbol of the Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar — http://blackdogstpaul.com — in Lowertown, Saint Paul were then fabulously chronicled. Every interaction with kids, cops, parade goers, and real dogs was captured in a series of 5 video clips totalling about 50 minutes.

Puppet master: Chris Lutter: http://puppetfarm.org
Puppet: Nigel Parry (front) http://nigelparry.com and James Duncan (back)

Filmed: Saturday, March 16th, 2013.

Read more about how the puppet came to be and why at:
http://www.startribune.com/local/1985…

Saint Paul Pioneer Press: Human-size dog puppet to serve as Lowertown business mascot
http://www.twincities.com/stpaul/ci_2…

Irrigate: Black Dog Cafe and Puppet
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTjeCh…