Garage Monsters

Learn how to create monsters on a budget with veteran Creature FX supervisor Shannon Shea (Predator, Jurassic Park, Sin City).

Description

Special Effects Character Creation on a budget with Creature FX wizard & Monster Maker, Shannon Shea. GARAGE MONSTERS will teach you how to make a monster using affordable supplies from local hardware and craft stores.

Lesson Highlights:

  • Design tips for monster makers
  • Simple mold making how to
  • Creature fabrication with mattress foam
  • Building special effects character armatures
  • Tricks and tips for monster skin, scales, claws & teeth

Approximate Runtime is: 02:05:15

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  1. Title - 00:00:00
  2. Introduction - 00:00:17
  3. Getting Started - 00:00:50
  4. Storyboards - 00:01:48
  5. The Design - 00:03:12
  6. Determine Your Scale - 00:04:11
  7. Today's Gameplan - 00:04:42
  8. Safety First - 00:05:36
  9. The Feet - 00:06:10
  10. Plasteline Techniques - 00:10:06
  11. Mold Making: The Shopping List - 00:11:44
  12. Keys - 00:13:24
  13. Get Prepped - 00:15:32
  14. The Plastic Stage - 00:21:11
  15. Building Up with Burlap - 00:22:55
  16. The Mold is Set - 00:28:12
  17. Completing the Mold - 00:29:19
  18. Direct Fabrication - The Hands - 00:47:25
  19. Pouring the Latex - 00:52:14
  20. Back to our Hands - 00:55:35
  21. Fabrication - Building Out the Hands - 00:59:05
  22. The Mold - Pouring Out Excess Latex - 01:04:37
  23. The Armature - 01:05:13
  24. Pilot Holes & Eye Hooks - 01:09:06
  25. The Rods - 01:12:35
  26. Foam Carving - The Torso - 01:16:05
  27. Refining the Shapes - 01:18:10
  28. Armature & Body - 01:22:48
  29. Attaching Foam to the Arm - 01:26:03
  30. Opening the Mold - 01:27:13
  31. Attaching the Hands & Feet - 01:29:01
  32. The Geck Head - 01:31:15
  33. Armature for the Head - 01:32:52
  34. Spanning the Gaps - 01:49:06
  35. Skin - 01:52:26
  36. The Neck - 01:56:11
  37. Paint - 01:59:52
  38. Finishing Up - 02:02:45

Materials

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FOR YOUR WORK STATION

CLAYS/PLASTERS

CLEAR COATS/GLOSSES/MATTING AGENTS

EPOXYS/GLUES

LATEX/SILICONE

PAINT/BRISTLE BRUSHES

PAINTS

TOOLS

SOFTWARE

SUPPLIES

HEALTH/SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

When working with toxic and/or dangerous materials or tools:

ALWAYS read labels for appropriate use guidelines
ALWAYS wear a high-grade respirator
ALWAYS work in a well-ventilated area
ALWAYS protect your skin
ALWAYS wear eye protection

Artist Information

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Shannon Shea

Special Effects Character Creator & Monster Maker, Character Creation supervisor at Stan Winston Studio, KNB EFX Group & Cinovation Studios

Special Effects Character Creator, Monster Maker and native New Orleanian, Shannon Shea grew up in the great...

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