“The Amazing Joel Harlow” – Episode 27 – 1/22/16

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!

“Everett Burell’s Optic Nerve” – Episode 26 – 1/8/16

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!

“The FX Awakens” – Episode 25 – 12/25/15

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.

“Sharing with Shea” – Episode 24 – 12/11/15

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!

“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!