Ask Steve Anything – Episode 87 -4/4/18

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 of his memoirs entitled Rubberhead: Sex Drugs and Special FX. And for the first time ever, we are doing a Creature Geek AMA (Ask Me Anything) based on questions that you’ve asked over the past few weeks. It’s an amazing episode that you can’t get anywhere else! Enjoy!

 

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Who Cares About Brushes In Your Mouth? – Episode 86 – 3/23/18

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 this awesomeness, he is the publisher of Prostethics Magazine, one of the best resources for high level special effects info today.

You can find Neill all over the internet –

Gorton Studios

Neill Gorton Prosthetics Studio on Facebook

Twitter

You can also find him doing amazing work at Millennium FX.

 

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Opportunity, grab it by the balls! – Episode 85 – 3/20/18

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 on the Leaves. She’s also a graduate of the Tom Savini Special Effects Makeup Program in Pittsburgh, PA. Nora is passionate about her job and reminds everyone that success isn’t handed over lightly.

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Bart Mixon’s Monster Fixins’ – Episode 84 – 2/22/18

On this episode of Creature Geek, we talk to makeup/special effects artist Bart Mixon.  Bart has worked on pretty much everything for the past 25 years including Men In Black, Fight Night Part Two, Pet Cemetery and one of Len’s all-time favorite films of all time, Wes Anderson’s Rushmore. His current credits include Avengers Infinity War, Bright and Star Trek Discovery. But he is best known, however, for his iconic Pennywise the Clown makeup on Tim Curry from the 1990 mini-series, IT.

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How to work at WETA – Episode 83 – 2/15/18

On this episode, we welcome Abby Smith, Steven Saunders, Joaquin Loyzaga and Chris Menges of WETA Workshops in New Zealand. They join us hot off the heels of a big win at the 16th Annual VES Awards (the Visual Effects Society). Their model work for Blade runner 2049 won them the award for Outstanding Created Environment in a Photoreal Feature. Their miniature work – or as some may call it – BIGature work – is a phenomenal testament to the survival of practical effects in a CGI world and the creation of hand made environments. Listen in and hear one of the most amazing stories on how on visual effects artist got his big chance to work at WETA Workshop.

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Ben the Ploughman – Episode 82 – 1/27/18

On this episode of Creature Geek, our first show of 2018 and from the brand new Thingery studios, we celebrate the seven year anniversary of the premiere of Face Off. Special guest and Face Off Alumni, Ben Ploughman.  We chat about memories from the show, the Oscars and how Ben got started in the biz.

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Len and Frank’s 2017 CreatureGeek Wrap-up – EPISODE 81 – 12/31/17

On this episode, Len and Frank return for a 2017 wrap up.  We discuss plans for 2018, 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. Speaking of which, subscribe to us in iTunes, follow us on Spotify and make sure you don’t miss a single episode!

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Tim Shea’s Amateur Hour – Episode 80 – 11/17/17

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 and he chats all about it, as well as the Predator design, Frank’s haunted apartment and more. 

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Mike Hill Takes On Werewolves – Episode 79 – 11/10/17

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 see if they match our list.  (SPOILER: Mostly, they do.)

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Mid-October Pop Culture Wrap Up – Episode 78 -10/20/17

On this episode of Creature Geek, Frank and Len chat about a bunch of stuff that’s been out, coming soon and more including Blade Runner 2049 chat, IT and Stephen King talk, The Orville, Halloween and more.  Plus a shout out to Haunted Houses and Mike Mekash (husband of Eryn Krueger Mekash)

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