Make a Monster - Plastic Bag Technology

Learn to make a monster using Plastic Bag Technology with Master Monster Maker Steve Johnson and Creature Effects Fabricator Bill Bryan

Description

How do you begin to make something that only exists in the deepest, darkest, sickest, most twisted part of your imagination?  Master creature creators Steve Johnson and Billy Bryan walk you through the steps of turning simple plastic bags into creatures that will scare your little sister so much her great-grandkids will have nightmares.

Lesson highlights:

  • Learning how to use plastic to create a creature
  • How to create colored slime with methyl cellulose
  • Effectively using gravity and liquid as a propellant
  • Where does inspiration come from?
  • Meeting a creative challenge with confidence and imagination

 

Approximate Run Time: 01:53:03

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  1. Title & Introduction - 00:00:00
  2. Materials - 00:00:45
  3. Sketching Out a Concept - 00:11:36
  4. The Ethics of Good Design - 00:14:28
  5. Tracing & Sealing the Bag Outline - 00:17:47
  6. The Bag & String Mechanism - 00:24:25
  7. Inspiration: Genesis of a Concept - 00:29:54
  8. The Inner String & Bag Pulley - 00:41:52
  9. The Outer String & Bag Pulley - 00:51:43
  10. Combining the Sleeves & Adding Spikes - 01:01:10
  11. Concealing the Top Ring & Adding More Texture - 01:15:52
  12. Practical Effects as an Art Form - 01:27:58
  13. Performing a Water Test - 01:29:32
  14. A Brief Discussion on Painting - 01:32:22
  15. Mixing Methyl Cellulose Slime - 01:36:28
  16. Mounting the Gag Vertically & Pouring in the Slime - 01:42:27
  17. It's Alive - 01:50:16
  18. Wrap Up - 01:51:07

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Steve Johnson

Veteran FX Master & Legendary Creature Designer. The "Mad Scientist" of Monster Making.

For three decades Emmy-Award winning Steve Johnson has been transforming raw elements, cutting-edge technology,...

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