On Episode 96 of Creaturegeek, Frank, and Len welcome Miles Teves and Everett Burrell for a little chat. Everett Burrell is the Production VFX Supervisor for Netflix's smash hit The Umbrella Academy. Hear all about how Thingergy and Frank's team including Miles Teves, created Pogo and the wizardry that fleshed out this amazing … Continue Reading ››
On this 95th episode of Creature Geek, Frank Ippolito and Len Peralta welcome FX Industry Veteran and incredible character and caricature artist Mark Tavares.
Frank and Len welcome the amazing Jamie Kelman. Jamie has been part of the FX industry for nearly 30 years and has worked on a many shows including the critically acclaimed movie "Vice" where he transformed Sam Rockwell into Former President George W. Bush. There are a TON of great stories in this … Continue Reading ››
On this episode (our last of 2018), Frank and Len welcome back the incredible Mark Viniello. Mark is currently working on a ton of NDA stuff, but he's still able to talk about some of the incredible projects he's worked on in his illustrious career. We cover a lot of ground in this … Continue Reading ››
We made Len pick his top 5 favorite podcasts of the entire Creature Geek backlog for your earholes to enjoy over the Holiday season. Driving to go see Aunt Linda and need to drown out the kids? Hiding in the coat closet during that dreaded Ugly Sweater party drinking wine straight from the … Continue Reading ››
Frank and Len welcome back George Frangadakis of Immortal Masks! George discusses getting through the growing pains of running an exploding FX business. What to do. What not to do. And everything in between. It's fascinating listening! Thank you for your support!
Frank and Len return for a new show! On this episode, Frank dovetails off our discussion about how to get a job in the special FX industry and talks about what to do when you have the job (and how to not screw it up).
On this episode of Creature Geek Frank Ippolito and Len Peralta discuss the basics of presenting your portfolio to get help get a job in the special FX business.
It's a solo-cast with Frank and Len! On this episode, we chat about Frank's upcoming guest judge stint on the new season of Battle Bots on Discovery. We talk about how Thingergy is helping out with Pixelogic and Magic Wheelchair at San Diego Comic-Con. We spoil Avengers: Infinity War and Deadpool 2. Frank does his … Continue Reading ››
On this episode, we welcome Chat Zar - a sculptor, creature designer and fine artist who is known for his dark, visual style. His unique take on art and design has landed him work on such projects as Terminator Salvation, Hellboy, Men in Black 2 and Planet of the Apes, just to name a few. … Continue Reading ››
Today's guest is one of our favorite guests ever on Creature Geek, Steve Johnson. Steve's resume is an amazing laundry list of some of the best and most iconic shows ever created. He's also one of the most outspoken people in the visual effects industry. Steve has just launched a new Kickstarter for Volume 2 … Continue Reading ››
Today's guest on joins the second timer club here on Creature Geek. Neill Gorton is a BAFTA (British Academy Film Awards) winning legend in the makeup industry, bringing his unique talent to such shows as Ex Machina, Thor, Red Dwarf, Judge Dredd and Doctor Who - just to name a few. In addition to all … Continue Reading ››
This episode's guest was the winner of the ninth season of Syfy FaceOff - Nora Hewitt. Since then, Nora's lent her talent to a ton of NDA projects we can't talk about happening at Thingergy as well as indie flicks Mail Order Monster and Blood … Continue Reading ››
Creature Geeks special guest and Face Off Alumni, Ben Ploughman chats about memories from the show, the Oscars and how he got started in the biz.
Frank’s new shop, follow-up of Frank leaving Tested, Last Jedi spoilers, what large companies could do to fan-driven fabrication and how to get on our show.
On this episode, Frank and Len look at the hobbyist angle of doing your own design work with our guest Tim Shea. You may recognize some of Tim's work from past Tested videos, although you would never know he is an amateur designer. Tim just wrapped up a whirlwind weekend at DesignerCon in LA … Continue Reading ››
Frank and Len close the classic monster trilogy of podcasts by covering one of our favorite topics, werewolves. And we've brought in werewolf expert and master sculptor Mike Hill to chat about lycanthropes. We also look at these lists of favorite werewolf film from Paste Magazine and Den of Geek and … Continue Reading ››
Frank and Len talk about all the awesome things happening in the Pop Culture world this month like Blade Runner 2029, Halloween, The Orville and IT.