We chat with the team at Level 52 Studios about the process working with artists to turn concept pieces into fully-realized statues, collectibles, and resin model kits. We love putting their kits together!
Concept sculptor Simone Lee always brings some interesting pieces to Monsterpalooza. This year, he bought several sculpts he uses to teach students how to tackle two different types of characters in an action scene. We chat with Simon about his role as a concept sculptor and how his work helps directors visualize and storytell their films.
Sculptor Brandon Shiflett shares with us some sculptures in progress at this year’s Monsterpalooza, explaining how he collaborates with his brother on these beautiful fantasy pieces.
We catch up on our conversations with developers from this year’s Game Developers Conference, including checking in with Owlchemy Labs and their new game Vacation Simulator. Plus, Jeremy geeks out with developer Against Gravity about the design of their Rec Room quests!
Adam’s full panel from this year’s Sillicon Valley Comic Con! Adam talks about this year’s incognito costume walk, collaborating with The Broken Nerd, and answers questions from the audience. Lots of good stories here about making things, Mythbusters, and favorite memories!
One of our favorite things about the creature effects show Monsterpalooza is finding awesome resin kits and limited-run figures made talented artists. For those of us who couldn’t make it to the show, here are some of the artists you should check out and find their kits online!
Ironhead Studio brings a costume out from their archives–Wolverine’s costume from X2: X-Men United–to show how designer Jose Fernandez gave the X-Men their evolved look in one of the best superhero films of all time. Jose talks to us about his design approach to this costume and shows us aspects not seen on screen. Plus, we check out one of the helmets Ironhead Studio made for Netflix’s Altered Carbon!
Tested’s Joey Fameli tests the Tilta Gravity G2 camera stabilizer, made for DSLRs and other handheld cameras. Using it with his GH5, Joey shows how he’s used it in studio and on location and what kind of interesting shots you can get with a gimbaled stabilizer.
We meet the prop and costume fabricators of Quantum Creations FX, who have worked on films like Watchmen, Tron: Legacy, and Ghostbusters. One prop that caught our eye is this Pip-Boy piece, realistically stylized for use in a Fallout commercial. Quantum Creations FX’s founder details the making of this prop and original spacesuits showcasing their costume-making talents.