I realize that perhaps people come here to see what I’m up to and perhaps when they don’t see anything new they might think nothing is going on. But that couldn’t be farther from the truth. This year has been great! and BUSY! I’m just not allowed to show pictures of anything.
All this year I’ve been working for Legacy Effects which was formerly Stan Winston Studios until Stan’s unfortunate passing last year.
Working mostly in Legacy’s mold shop I’ve got to be a part of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, an intriguing Indian Science Fiction movie “Robot” and of course Iron Man 2. This week I will also be on set for Iron Man 2 as a set technician. Needless to say, I’m looking forward to that.
I really need to work on personal projects but I keep using the excuse that I don’t have the proper facilities at hand. I’m hoping to have a new workshop later this year so I can come up with new excuses why I can’t get things done. For now, since pictures of everything else I worked on are under lock & key, here’s a pic of unfinished stuff sitting on my desk. It’s exciting isn’t it?
As we now enter the last month of my time in San Francisco I thought I’d share a brief interview with me on The Dead Report. I’m somewhere around the middle but Dave, Joanne and Sasha do a great job so check out the whole thing and watch the previous reports as well.
Also a heads up on Fallen Angels . Tonight I’ll be in Livermore, CA for what is being called the first theatrical screening. Though I’ve heard that it played Thursday in Houston at the Oh, So Awesome Alamo Drafthouse. October 5th marks the limited, nationwide theatrical release however I have no idea how to find out where it’s playing. Though the Myspace page seems to have more information. The DVD will be available for Nov. 13 and you can find a pre-order at Amazon.
There’s was a beautiful display of the Witches Lair set as well as the Winter Cemetery set. Both created by Art Director extraordinaire Mikie Graham. There’s was also an awesome display of the Witch with Lara Grant’s incredibly rich costume and a new mask that I made just for the show. And of course Sungjib Kim’s photography was front and center to show us all exactly what it was about.
Many artists displayed and sold witch related art as well as other fabulous pieces. Prizes were raffled off and smooches were doled out in the kissing booth.Some much needed attention and funds were garnered for this very deserving little film.
I brought along my latest pickled punk, Marko i(&) Josip
Lara Grant’s dress with my witch mask
And my latest creation, a zombie marionette with poseable arms and fingers
He was displayed in the window for all passers by to view
I also just discovered that Story About A Witch just acquired a snazzy new website here. So check it out and keep an eye open for more news on this beautiful movie that’s definitely destined for something more.
Here’s my first attempt at design with Photoshop.I used a picture of my friend, Robyn from Curdburglar. A few reference images to swipe from, a little pushing and pulling and some airbrushing is all it took to turn my lovely model into a flesh hungry fiend. I certainly still have some learning to do in this area but hopefully I’ll have more to show you soon.
Now I’ve got a cast and crew party for “Story About A Witch” to get to. Maybe if I’m smart I’ll remember to bring a camera and pop off a pic or two… but I doubt it.