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Designing Movie Creatures and Characters: Behind the scenes with the movie masters Paperback – November 22, 2006
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The movie masters included are ADI, Aaron Sims, K.N.B. (Robert Kurzman, Greg Nicotero, Howard Berger), Carlos Huante, Steve Wang, Patrick Tatopoulos, Mitch DeVane, The Art of Making Molds, Monster Materials, The Science of Appliance, Kazuhiro Tsuji, Mark Setrakian, Jon Dawe, Beth Hathaway, Jeff Himmel, Spectral Motion (Mike Elizalde), Brian Steele, Weta Workshop, Cristina Patterson Ceret and Walt Conti.
Through each of them, they have create creatures, models, sculptures, animatronic characters, make up for countless blockbuster films. Titles include old movies like King Kong, Jaws to modern day blockbusters King Kong (Peter Jackson), Chronicles of Narnia, Hellboy, etc.
Each design studio or artist is given a few pages of coverage in this book. They talk about their production process, sculpting the models, mold making, doing make-up for actors, the type of equipment they use, challenges they face and compromises made. Each studio has they unique way to creating these characters and their specialty. The work is always different, depending on the plot requirements. The huge number of studios, artists and movies provides much insight into how these movies are made.
This book is great for sculptors, animators, or anyone with interests in movie making involving non-human characters.
(More pictures are available on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
Richard Rickitts other book, Special Effects, The History and Technique, has a similar attention to detail. A great selection for my research and reference collection.
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Many FX books have deceiving titles: secrets revealed for the first time, never-seen-before shots, bla-bla. Read morePublished on April 22, 2013 by Mauricius A. Gibin
The book was very informative. I'm 12, and I enjoyed it alot. It goes into detail about the character designs, the sculpting, the final result, and much more! Read morePublished on March 11, 2013 by Braden
This book is stocked full of pictures...as for what content is covered. Don't expect step by step guides, its more like "spoken" knowledge...the book is a great inspiration... Read morePublished on September 7, 2010 by Sandman79x
Is a very irregular book because the pictures are important but in this case many photographs looks bad, with bad resolution like taken directly from the internet. Read morePublished on May 31, 2007 by Manuel Ferri Gandía