“Talking Turkey with Steve Johnson” – Episode 23 – 11/27/15

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!

“War Stories with Brian Wade” – Episode 22 – 11/13/15

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!

CreatureGeek: Episode 21: Beast Wishes From The Franks

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!

CreatureGeek: Episode 20: Missing The Mags

On this episode of CreatureGeek, Frank and Len chat/rant about the current state of SFX/Makeup magazines. Does anyone else miss the good old days of Fangoria, Gore Zone, Cinefex and Cinefantastique? Well, rest easy because the discussion is all about makeup mags. There is also discussion about a new magazine called PROsthetic magazine which is definitely worth a look. Enjoy the show!

CreatureGeek Season 3: Live from Dragon*Con 2015!

CreatureGeek is back with Season 3! And this one is nothing short of wonderful. Frank and Len do their first live podcast together in the same room from Dragoncon 2015 in Atlanta, GA. This week’s guest is the incredibly talented Roy Wooley. You might know Roy from his double stint on FaceOff. But you should also know Roy for his beautiful designs and incredible makeups on films like The Hunger Games and Halloween 2. You can also see Roy’s work at the high end haunt Netherworld in Atlanta. Listen in as Frank and Len choose the winner from last seasons Smooth-On giveaway. All this and video as well. Thanks for listening and let us know what you think about the show in the comments! A big thanks goes out to Todd Whitehead from Alpha Geek Radio and Brian Dunaway, friend and DragonCon podcasting coordinator, for making this episode happen. Enjoy!

Also, for the first time, we have video! It’s not the greatest quality, but we have video!  This will not be a regular feature of CreatureGeek, but we happened to have it available so we made it available to you.  For the first time, you can see Frank and I recording our podcast! Woo-hoo!

 

 

CreatureGeek Season 2: Episode 10: Bowing Before The Masters

It’s the season 2 finale of CreatureGeek and Boy Howdy, do we have a rock and roll guest to round off this season. This episode we welcome the incredible Todd Masters of MastersFX. Todd and his shop are responsible for effects in such shows as Fringe, Falling Skies, RoboCop, Tales from the Crypt, Slither, True Blood, Six Feet Under – the list goes on and on. He’s a true FX artisan and we are more than proud to have him on the program. Along with that, listen in on how you can win a Smooth-On trial pack for your next makeup.

Thanks for listening and we’ll see you for Season 3 in the fall!

Frank’s Latest Creation: The Rancor!

Last week at San Diego Comic Con, Frank unveiled his latest project for Tested.com:  A full Rancor suit!  Using reference from the LucasFilm archives and from the Rancor creator Phil Tippett himself, Frank worked round the clock for two weeks to create this amazing Rancor.

For those of us who weren’t able to visit SDCC (myself included) this video is a great substitute. Thanks to the folks at Tested for making it happen.

CreatureGeek Season 2: Episode 9: 50 Bucks A Poke

On this episode of CreatureGeek, Frank and I welcome SFX designer, miniature wizard and camera king Christopher Warren. Chris is part of the Warren family that has over 70 years of SFX history under their belts with movies like T2, Moonrise Kingdom, the Underworld Series and of course, The Pillsbury Doughboy. We only scratch the surface in this interview and we hope you’ll agree, he is must return for season 3. Let us know what you think! How are you enjoying the shows? Sound off in the comments! Enjoy!

CreatureGeek Season 2: Episode 8: New Vs. Old

On this episode of CreatureGeek, Frank and Len introduce a new segment on the show that compares the new versions of movies to the old one. This time around, we discuss the remake of Poltergeist and how it stands up to the original. (Spoiler: it doesn’t). We examine the differences between the two and also make the argument that 1982 was the best summer for movies EVER. Plus, Frank teases an upcoming giveaway! Thanks for listening and if you dig the show, let us know in the comments. Also, if you have an opinion on our opinions, let us know as well!

CreatureGeek Season 2: Episode 7: Jim Eustermann

Frank and Len welcome out guest Jim Eustermann, an actor/SFX makeup designer who has worked on Species, Pirates of the Caribbean and much more. Does Jim consider himself an actor or a SFX person? Listen in to find out. Thanks for your support of the show and thanks to Tested for providing us a happy home. Got an idea for a guest or a topic for a future CreatureGeek? Sound off in the comments!

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