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Miles Teves and Everett Burrell Talk Umbrella Academy – Episode 96 4/10/19

On Episode 96 of Creaturegeek, Frank, and Len welcome Miles Teves and Everett Burrell for a little chat. Everett Burrell is the  Production VFX Supervisor for Netflix's smash hit The Umbrella Academy. Hear all about how Thingergy and Frank's team including Miles Teves, created Pogo and the wizardry that fleshed out this amazing … Continue Reading ››

Doodlin’ For The Devil: Mark Tavares – Episode 95 -1/29/19

On this 95th episode of Creature Geek, Frank Ippolito and Len Peralta welcome FX Industry Veteran and incredible character and caricature artist Mark Tavares.

The Silent Time of Mark Viniello – Episode 93 12/19/18

On this episode (our last of 2018), Frank and Len welcome back the incredible Mark Viniello.  Mark is currently working on a ton of NDA stuff, but he's still able to talk about some of the incredible projects he's worked on in his illustrious career. We cover a lot of ground in this … Continue Reading ››

FX Portfolio Etiquette 101 with Frank Ippolito – Episode 90 – 7/9/18

On this episode of Creature Geek Frank Ippolito and Len Peralta discuss the basics of presenting your portfolio to get help get a job in the special FX business.

Battlin’ Bots and A Trip to AP English Class – Episode 89 – 5/24/18

It's a solo-cast with Frank and Len!  On this episode, we chat about Frank's upcoming guest judge stint on the new season of Battle Bots on Discovery.  We talk about how Thingergy is helping out with Pixelogic and Magic Wheelchair at San Diego Comic-Con.  We spoil Avengers: Infinity War and Deadpool 2.  Frank does his … Continue Reading ››

Hooray for Dark Art with Chet Zar – Episode 88 -5/16/18

On this episode, we welcome Chat Zar - a sculptor, creature designer and fine artist who is known for his dark, visual style. His unique take on art and design has landed him work on such projects as Terminator Salvation, Hellboy, Men in Black 2 and Planet of the Apes, just to name a few. … Continue Reading ››

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 … Continue Reading ››

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

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. 

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 … Continue Reading ››

Michael Westmore: Excerpts From Makeup Man – Episode 75 -8/28/17

On this special episode of Creature Geek, Frank and I welcome the legendary Michael Westmore who reads sections of his new book Makeup Man.  There are some great stories in this episode including ones about Star Trek, The Munsters and an infamous Pink Lady painting. Thanks to Mr. Westmore for coming in and reading from … Continue Reading ››