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Monster Suits & Miniature Cities - Kaiju Rehearsal - FREE CHAPTER

Academy Award-winning Visual Effects Artist Ian Hunter (Interstellar, Inception, The Dark Knight) blocks out the giant monster action on the miniature city set of the virtual reality film, "Kaiju Fury!"
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Academy Award-winning Visual Effects Artist Ian Hunter (Interstellar, Inception, The Dark Knight) blocks out the giant monster action on the miniature city set of the virtual reality film, "Kaiju Fury!"
How to Sculpt Veins and Wrinkles - FREE CHAPTER
LessonsHow to Sculpt Veins and Wrinkles - FREE CHAPTER
Master creature designer Jordu Schell shares his monster maquette sculpture techniques.
November 2017
DIY Nebula FX: Creating the Cosmos In-Camera - FREE CHAPTER
LessonsDIY Nebula FX: Creating the Cosmos In-Camera - FREE CHAPTER
Learn how to create holograms, reverse motion effects, and mind-blowing starscapes with visual effects genius, Joey Shanks.
September 2017
Animatronic Animals: Finding Reference & Process Overview - FREE CHAPTER
LessonsAnimatronic Animals: Finding Reference & Process Overview - FREE CHAPTER
Learn how to make animatronic characters with character FX master Rick Lazzarini (Aliens, War Dogs, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides)
September 2017
How to Make Monster Balloons: Creature FX Air Bladders - FREE CHAPTER
LessonsHow to Make Monster Balloons: Creature FX Air Bladders - FREE CHAPTER
Learn how to create translucent balloons aka "bladders" for creature effects with master FX fabricator, Ted Haines (Blade 2, The Muppets, Cowboy
August 2017
How to Life-Cast Hands: Alginate Molding & Pouring a Plaster Positive - FREE CHAPTER
LessonsHow to Life-Cast Hands: Alginate Molding & Pouring a Plaster Positive - FREE CHAPTER
Learn how to make Life-Casts with FX Veteran Mark Viniello (Alien Resurrection, Lord of The Rings, Where The Wild Things Are).
July 2017
How to Make a Kaiju Costume: Entire "Fabricate a Monster Suit" Series Released ON-DEMAND!
LessonsHow to Make a Kaiju Costume: Entire "Fabricate a Monster Suit" Series Released ON-DEMAND!
Announcing the On-Demand release of our Kaiju costume making course series, featuring Hollywood's fabrication masters, Bill Bryan & Ted Haines.
July 2017
How to Fabricate a Monster Tail: Tubing & Rod Installation - FREE CHAPTER
LessonsHow to Fabricate a Monster Tail: Tubing & Rod Installation - FREE CHAPTER
Learn how to make foam fabricated monster suits & creature costumes with FX fabricator, Ted Haines (Blade 2, The Muppets, Cowboys & Aliens)
June 2017
How to Perform on Camera with a Hand Puppet - FREE CHAPTER
LessonsHow to Perform on Camera with a Hand Puppet - FREE CHAPTER
Learn on-camera hand puppet performance techniques with master puppeteer Bill Diamond (SESAME STREET, THE DARK CRYSTAL, MONSTER TV NETWORK).
June 2017
How to Sculpt Monster Lips - FREE CHAPTER
LessonsHow to Sculpt Monster Lips - FREE CHAPTER
Learn the monster suit & animatronic character sculpting with Academy Award nominated special effects character creator, Alec Gillis
May 2017
Prototype a Monster Suit Head: Kaiju Foam Fabrication - FREE CHAPTER
LessonsPrototype a Monster Suit Head: Kaiju Foam Fabrication - FREE CHAPTER
Learn how to make foam fabricated monster suits & creature costumes with FX fabricator, Ted Haines (Blade 2, The Muppets, Cowboys & Aliens)
May 2017
Animatronic Head Foam Latex Skin Test - FREE CHAPTER
LessonsAnimatronic Head Foam Latex Skin Test - FREE CHAPTER
Learn how to finish, test, and program an animatronic head with master creature effects mechanic Craig Caton-Largent (Jurassic Park, Terminator)
April 2017
Prosthetic Character Makeup: The "Floating Off" Process - FREE CHAPTER
LessonsProsthetic Character Makeup: The "Floating Off" Process - FREE CHAPTER
Learn sculpture breakdown & moldmaking," with master creature FX artist Bruce Spaulding Fuller (TERMINATOR 2, PREDATOR 2, ARMY OF DARKNESS)
March 2017
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