Tuesday, June 26, 2012

2012 Updates - Photos Coming Soon...

Lots of stuff coming soon, and that means more photos and maybe even a new kit project or two. ;)

The Dark Knight Rises, OZ, Pacific Rim

I'll post some info and pictures here when I can (as things are released). These three movies have occupied the better part of my last year and a half.

Dark Knight Rises:
My third outing with Chris Nolan. More good stuff and info coming very soon.

Sam Raimi's take on the story. Gotta wait till next year for this one.

Pacific Rim:
Hands down one of the best show experiences I've ever had. 8 months of prep and filming as Creature FX Co-Supervisor, with an amazing crew and working hand in hand with director Guillermo Del Toro on a daily basis. I can honestly say he's a gift to our industry and genuinely one of the nicest directors I've ever worked with. I'd previously done Blade 2 with him in 2000, but we never met at the time. To interact with him daily on PR was a treat. Can't wait till next year when this can be talked about.

Falling Skies

With 4 more seasons outlined, I can't give away too much here either. Was thrilled to spend nearly 6 months on set as the Prosthetic Supervisor and a puppeteer. Got to make some fun little Skitter gags as well to enhance an earlier build done by Todd Masters.

The Thing (2011)

We did some great work at ADI on this one. I spent 3 months in LA on prep followed by 2 1/2 more in Toronto filming, partially for ADI, partially as a puppeteer and for the production directly. I'd love to post photos, but don't really know what's allowed to be released considering how much of the story changed in post. There may still be secrets. ;) Honestly, I don't think there's anything to secretive still, but there were a million changes and a lot of movie has not been shown. Here's a video link though to some of our ADI work: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBzpT7VmSaU


Another great Chris Nolan experience. Had a great time on two of the Dark Knight films and had the privilege of contributing to "Inception" as well with the hospital collapse sequence. Again built through NDS in the later half of 2009. We built an extremely large, hydraulically actuated model which could collapse on cue. Pics can do the talking.