It’s a special third episode of CreatureGeek for February – thanks to our wonderful Patreon supporters for making it happen! On this episode, Frank and Len welcome the amazing Mike Hill, a phenomenal sculptor and artist who has created amazingly life-like sculptures of not only some of the most iconic creatures and actors in Hollywood history, but also sculptures of the iconic makeup artists (such as Rick Baker and Frank Pierce) who made those creatures possible. Thanks to your support we are doing THREE eps a month instead of TWO! Head on over to http://www.patreon.com/creaturegeek and throw us a few bucks to keep this wagon train a rolling.
On this episode of CreatureGeek, Frank and Len welcome a legend in the field, Neill Gorton! Neill has brought his unique talent to such shows as Children of Men, Saving Private Ryan, The Wolfman, Torchwood, Doctor Who and Being Human. He has also won the British equivalent of the Academy award for his work. Plus, we are huge fans of his latest project, the magazine Prostethics, which we have dedicated an entire show to. Support us on Patreon! Thanks to your support we are doing THREE eps a month instead of TWO! Head on over to http://www.patreon.com/creaturegeek
On this episode of CreatureGeek, it’s a solocast with just Frank and Len. Frank wants to go on a rant. And rant he does! We chat about the classic monster Frankenstein in all his iterations including the book by Mary Shelley, the James Whale movie and the newer versions including Kenneth Branagh’s 1993 version and the new I, Frankenstein and Victor Frankenstein. Support us on Patreon! Head on over to http://www.patreon.com/creaturegeek and throw us a few bucks!
It’s a brand new CreatureGeek! Today, we welcome award winning makeup and visual effects artist, Joel Harlow to the show. In 2009, Joel took home an Oscar for best Makeup and Hairstyling for JJ Abram’s reboot of Star Trek and was nominated again in 2013 for his work on The Lone Ranger. It’s a great conversation, you don’t want to miss! Do you love CreatureGeek? Support us on Patreon! Head on over to http://www.patreon.com/creaturegeek and throw us a few bucks!
Happy New Year from CreatureGeek! We kick off the new year with a wonderful interview with the original owner of Optic Nerve, Everett Burrell. Everett talks about the history of Optic Nerve and how it fits in the wider eschelon of the visual effects history. Also, Frank and I launched a new Patreon for the show! Head on over to http://www.patreon.com/creaturegeek and you can make an ongoing pledge for the show. If you love the show, help us make more of it! More details on the show and at the Patreon. Finally, rate us on iTunes so more people can find the show. Enjoy!
Merry Christmas to you all! It’s Christmas Day and how best to add to the festivities than with a brand new episode of CreatureGeek. On this show, Frank finally reveals what he did on The Force Awakens. If you’ve been watching Tested all week, you probably already know, but Frank goes into the process in depth. We can’t think of a better way to spend the holiday than with us, so settle in and listen to us chat. Also, we’re setting up a new Patreon to support the show! Please try to give a little bit to support us and help us make some of our milestone goals.
It’s a brand new CreatureGeek! This week, we welcome back Shannon Shea, one of the smartest, most amazing makeup FX folks in the industry. Shannon shares some of his thoughts on Star Wars opening next week, about being an FX instructor and teaching the future the industry much more. We’re also having another Mezco giveaway! Listen in on how to win really cool Mezco toys! Thanks for listening to CreatureGeek. If you enjoy the show, please share it and PLEASE rate us on iTunes!
Happy Thanksgiving Everybody (In the US). We have a special treat for you this holiday weekend – a brand new CreatureGeek! We welcome back Mr. Steve Johnson, one of our favorite guests on the show and also one of the most colorful and interesting people working in the effects industry today. Steve’s resume includes Ghostbusters, Predator, Big Trouble in Little China and so much more. On this episode, Steve talks about his upcoming book, enjoying sobriety and working with some of the most iconic creators in effects. Thanks for spending time with us with holiday weekend and enjoy this new episode of CreatureGeek!
Happy Friday the 13th everyone! On this brand new episode of CreatureGeek, we welcome Brian Wade. Brian’s resume spans 30 years and features an incredible array of classic films including The Terminator, Tales From the Darkside, Starman, The Last Starfighter and only the best horror film ever made (in our opinion at least) John Carpenter’s The Thing. We also talk a little about his uncredited work on one of the greatest TV shows of all time Mystery Science Theatre 3000. Watch your back today and listen to the latest CreatureGeek!
On this episode of CreatureGeek, we talk to producer, animator, director and documentarian Frank Dietz. Frank talks about his wonderful documentary about Bob Burns entitled “Beast Wishes”. Also, we have a really cool Halloween giveaway thanks to the fine folks at Mezco Toys. All you have to do is post your Halloween costume from this year or years past, good or bad. Just get our attention! Tweet at @CreatureGeek and @mezcotoys use the hashtag #BeastWishes!