Garage Monsters 2 - How to Make Creature FX on a Budget

Learn low-cost monster puppet making with FX wizard Shannon Shea (JURASSIC PARK, PREDATOR, MEN IN BLACK 3).

Description

FX wizard Shannon Shea (JURASSIC PARK, PREDATOR, MEN IN BLACK 3) teaches you to make monsters on a tight budget in this follow-up to his Garage Monsters - Part One tutorial.

Drawing upon his nearly 30 years of experience at the forefront of Creature FX, Shannon guides you through the numerous steps that go into creating a latex hand puppet, all by using affordable materials that you can find in your own neighborhood.

TUTORIAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • Tips about sculpting in oil clay
  • Designing, making, and casting in a plaster mold
  • Building a custom hinge for a mouth
  • Making a tongue using a plastic bag and an air tube
  • Painting the entire puppet, including the eyes

 

Approximate Runtime is: 04:04:55

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  1. Title - 00:00:00
  2. Intro - 00:00:15
  3. Why We Use a Hand Puppet - 00:02:22
  4. Planning Out the Look and Scale - 00:04:55
  5. Reasons For Sketching Out Your Design First - 00:10:01
  6. Building Your Armature - 00:11:25
  7. Sealing Your Armature - 00:20:14
  8. Roughing Out the Sculpture - 00:21:37
  9. Making the Mold - 00:23:15
  10. Prepping the Mold Walls - 00:24:58
  11. Pouring Latex - Prep - 00:31:48
  12. Pouring Latex - Dwelling - 00:36:33
  13. Pouring Latex - Dumping, Draining & Drying - 00:39:51
  14. Opening the Mold - 00:41:26
  15. Safety First: Creating a Polyfoam Master - 00:43:49
  16. Seaming & Patching the Latex Skin - 00:45:54
  17. Cutting Away Excess Latex - 00:52:18
  18. Patching - 00:57:19
  19. Creating Teeth - Discussing the Molding Process - 01:02:20
  20. Creating Teeth - Pouring Resin - 01:05:52
  21. Creating Teeth - Building Hinges - 01:09:02
  22. Painting the Jaws - Prep or the Tongue - 01:23:37
  23. Masking the Teeth with Latex - 01:25:34
  24. Painting the Mouth - Base Coat - 01:27:54
  25. Painting the Mouth - Layering Color Tones - 01:37:11
  26. Removing the Latex Masking From the Teeth - 01:40:31
  27. Painting Washes On The Teeth - 01:42:49
  28. The Tongue - 01:50:09
  29. Assembling the Tongue - 02:04:45
  30. Freckling - 02:10:35
  31. Reconnecting the Mouth Hinges - 02:21:24
  32. Prepping the Skin for Palette Assembly - 02:28:10
  33. Placing the Palette In The Skin - 02:34:25
  34. Hiding Rough Spots: Laying In The Spandex Membrane - 02:36:38
  35. Attaching the Spandex Throat Sac - 02:58:08
  36. Texturing The Spandex Throat Sac - 03:05:41
  37. The Throat Sac Balloon Bladder - 03:08:56
  38. Painting - 03:17:16
  39. Creating Contrast With Darker tones - 03:32:55
  40. Painting The Eye - 03:41:25
  41. Glossing The Eye - 5 Minute Epoxy - 03:59:25
  42. Wrap Up - 04:03:07

Materials

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FOR YOUR WORK STATION

AIRBRUSHES

CLAYS/PLASTERS

CLEAR COATS/GLOSSES/MATTING AGENTS

EPOXYS/GLUES

FABRICS

LATEX/SILICONE/FOAM

PAINT/BRISTLE BRUSHES

PAINTS

RESINS

THINNERS/SOLVENTS

TOOLS

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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