Show Us Your Halloween Costumes!

Len here! As the self-proclaimed fan of the show, I don’t get to play around in makeup, costuming and SFX as much as Frank does.  So Halloween is the time of year that I get to stretch my creative muscles. In the past, I have tried building my own StarLord mask or cosplay as Short Round, all the varying results.  This year, I decided to buy a costume off the rack and modify it slightly.  And the costume I chose was DeadPool!

Check out the picture above to see what my costume looks like.  I may try modifying it a little more and if I do, I will post some pics.  In the meantime, feel free to post your own pics to show off your work.

Happy Early Halloween!

We Went Back to Ohio with Robert Kurtzman – Episode 50 – 9/23/16

On this episode of CreatureGeek (due to a misnumbering error is actually our 50th show!) we talk to legendary SFX makeup artist, Robert Kurtzman. Robert is the original K of KNB EFX, one of its original founders, and is now running his own company in his home state of Ohio – Robert Kurtzman’s Creature Corps. If you’re in the Ohio area, his newest project – Paranormal Penitentiary – is opening THIS WEEKEND at the site of the Mansfield Reformatory. He talks moving from LA to Ohio, working in this environment and of course, classic horror hosts. If you’re digging this show, please head over to our Patreon and support us with a few bucks.

Shout Session! With Brian Ward – Episode 48 – 9/16/16

On this episode of CreatureGeek – Frank and I welcome Brian Ward, the Senior Director of Video Production for Shout! Factory. Shout! curates TV shows and movies for the collector in all of us – shows likes MST3K, Freaks and Geeks, and the 1982 version of The Thing. Brian talks about his podcast The Arkham Sessions, EPK documentation (basically behind the scenes stuff) and much more. If you’re digging this show, please head over to our Patreon  and support us with a few bucks. Also, thanks to our sponsor ScotteVest!

In the Not Too Distant Future: Dragoncon 2016- Episode 47 – 9/9/16

On this episode of CreatureGeek – LIVE FROM DRAGONCON 2016 – Frank goes solo. But he has the best co-hosts in my absence. He welcomes Trace Beaulieu and Frank Conniff from Mystery Science Theater 3000, Cinematic Titanic and The Mads Are Back. They talk about movie riffing, Joe Don Baker, This Island Earth and a ton of other fun stuff! If you’re digging this show, please head over to our Patreon and support us with a few bucks. Also, thanks to our sponsor ScotteVest! Please use our affiliate link and use the code CREATUREGEEK and take 20% off your order!

Two Ding Dongs and A Microphone – Episode 46 – 8/19/16

Frank and I are two dings dongs talking into in a mic. We chat more about biz battles, showing up on time, upcoming conventions and the biggest hit of the summer, Stranger Things!  If you’re digging this show, please head over to our Patreon and support us with a few bucks. Also, thanks to our sponsor ScotteVest! Please use our affiliate link and use the code CREATUREGEEK to get 20% off your order! Thanks for listening!

The Miles Teves Show – Episode 45 – 8/5/16

On this episode of CreatureGeek, Frank and I talk to SFX designer, illustrator, storyboard and concept artist Miles Teves. Miles shares some of his stories about working with Rob Bottin, his time at Stan Winston Studios and more. Thanks for listening!  If you’re digging this show, please head over  to http://www.patreon.com/creaturegeek and support us with a few bucks.
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The Little Wood Chopper – Episode 44 – 7/22/16

This episode of Creaturegeek, Frank and I talk with Rick “The Little Wood Chopper” Lazzarini of The Character Shop. Rick talks about his work on the Ghostbusters reboot and also the lack of credit for it. Rick gives us some great insight into the behind-the-scenes of the behind-the-scenes. Thanks for listening! If you’re digging this show, please head over to our Patreon and support us with a few bucks.

Len’s Ghostbuster Concept Sketches

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In case you weren’t aware, The New Ghostbusters came out. I’m heading out to see it this weekend, along with a lot of other folks.  But I’ll be watching extra close because last February, I was hired to do some concept sketches for the movie!  I was among a dozen or so artists who was hired by former CreatureGeek guest and friend, Rick Lazzarini from the amazing FX house The Character Shop to flesh out some concepts for the creative team.  Rick has been posting a lot of other concept art from that session and comparatively, my stuff looks really bush league.  However I am proud to say that I believe I was the only artist in the group who provided some early concepts for the proton packs and traps.  I always felt that the traps in the original movie, while iconic, needed to have windows to see if the trap was full or not.  To me, the flashing light left too much open to failure.  Actually seeing the entity in the trap so you knew not to release it was important.

I’m not sure they incorporated my idea into the final design.  They did re-design the traps to look more canister-like.  But at the very least, I brought something new and interesting to the table.

It was a real dream come true and I hope to do more of it in the future. I’ve been dying to share my work for more than a year now, so I’m super excited to have you all see it!  If there are any big Hollywood types out there who would like to employ my artistic services on their next film, hit me up!  I’m open, yo!

Frank Langely: Puppeteer – Episode 44 – 7/8/16

On this episode, Frank and I welcome special effects guru Frank Langley. Frank is a puppeteer whose work includes the infamous Team America: World Police. Frank shares plenty of great stories and talks about some of his new projects, including Yamasong. If you’re digging this show, please head over to http://www.patreon.com/creaturegeek and support us with a few bucks. Thanks for listening!

The Rick Baker Show – Episode 43 – 7/1/16

On this episode, the first of July (on the first of July) Frank and I welcome special effects legend THE Rick Baker. If you’re not aware of Rick Baker, you should be! He’s worked on so many iconic shows including Star Wars, Harry and The Hendersons, Men in Black, American Werewolf in London and many, many more. Frank and I are honored to have him on the show. Enjoy it! If you’re digging this show, please head over to http://www.patreon.com/creaturegeek and support us with a few bucks. Thanks for listening!

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