While attending UCLA film school, Animatronic and Special Effects Makeup Character Creator Alec Gillis worked at Roger Corman’s New World studios where he met many young filmmakers who would later become industry leaders.
After leaving school he worked for special effects makeup artists Tom Savini, Greg Cannom, and Stan Winston. After a few years supervising character effects at Stan Winston Studio, Alec formed his own company, Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc. in 1988, along with fellow Winston alumnus Tom Woodruff, Jr.
Alec has since received an Oscar nomination for his work on ALIEN 3, and STARSHIP TROOPERS. His most recent film work can be seen in Universal’s THE THING and MGM’s ZOOKEEPER.