Totally Unauthorized Commentary: Blade Runner
Adam, Simone, and Blade Runner superfan Mark Dubeau prepare themselves for the upcoming Blade Runner 2049 release by rewatching the original Blade Runner! Watch along the final cut of this sci-fi classic--it'll be Simone's first viewing of the film!
Blade Runner 2049 SPOILERFREE Cast! - Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project
Adam has seen Blade Runner 2049, and he's been given permission to review the film without giving away any plot details. We're joined by fellow replica prop builder and Blade Runner obsessive Mark Dubeau to talk about the importance of the original film, anticipation among fans, and get Adam's spoiler-free impressions of the long-awaited sequel!
TESTED: building a blade runner gun
"Tested and special guests take on build projects that’ll require a full team effort! Watch along as we assemble model sets, electronics projects, and garage kits while geeking out about our obsessions! This week, we’re joined by our friend Mark Dubeau, a fellow Blade Runner obsessive who brings his deep knowledge of movie props to help us assemble our blaster kit!"
Fabricating the Stop-Motion Puppets in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
The Holochess animation Easter egg in Star Wars: The Force Awakens was truly a labor of love, and the team who made it used a variety of interesting technologies to create it. This week, we return to Tippett Studio to chat with this sequence's art director, visual effects supervisor, armaturist, and head puppet fabricator (our very own Frank Ippolito!) about the fabrication of these stop-motion puppets!
RoboCop 2 Cain Collectible Review/news
I was the project lead for this collectible (as well as ED209 for Chronicle collectibles. Here's a review and some images.
it can be purchased here:
Phil Tippett talks Mutantland
'Priest' VFX breakdown and shout-out
Good article about the making of the creatures. Gotta thank Blair, Scott and the production for giving me a mention for the Hive Guardian designs. Have a read.
Priest Wrapped, Smurfs and Season of the Witch in Progress
Finally wrapped on Priest, a film by the fine folks who brought you 'Legion'. i texture painted, art directed the creature build and designed the big baddie at the end.
Currently at Tippett I am heading up the Smurfs' Azrael build (as art director) with an awesome crew and moonlighting on the side helping to design the baddie that Nic Cage tangles with in the upcoming flick "Season of the Witch".
New Artwork on it's way!
Hi all, i've had a backlog of artwork I have been dying to post. Some of it will be freed up soon as one of the productions, Dean Devlin's 'Librarian 3' is going to air.
there's also some sci-fi stuff for an upcoming film and some concept stuff for other things that have stalled a bit.
Keep looking back!
Cats and Dogs 2
Recently, (Oct 13) I packed up and moved to the Bay Area (near San Fran) to begin work at Tippett Studios on 'Cats and Dogs 2'. I'm looking forward to working with some serious professionals, and getting better acquainted with fur tools.
Currently, I am working on a few projects, the highlight of which is Dean Devlin's (Godzilla, The Patriot) Librarian 3, the latest installment in the popular Librarian' series starring Noah Wylie.
I should wrap up in July. I've been designing some interesting artifacts and locations. It's been great, and they are really happy with the work.
Sea Monsters Wins VES award!
I just got back from the sunny climes of Los Angeles after attending the Visual Effects Society's 6th annual awards ceremony.
Sean Phillips (director), Jack Geist (producer) and myself were on hand to accept the award for Best VFX in a Special Venue Project for Sea Monsters.
It's quite heavy, but I'm really honored and humbled. Hats off to the crew, who did a stunning job. It was a hard slog, 4k stereo EVERYTHING is no mean feat, and everyone should be doubly proud of their achievements.
SEA MONSTERS nominated for a VES award.
The SEA MONSTERS team has been nominated for the 6th Annual VES Awards ceremony recognizing outstanding visual effects in over a dozen categories of film, television, commercials and video games. Nominees were chosen Saturday, January 5, 2008 by numerous panels of VES members who viewed submissions at the FotoKem screening facilities in Burbank.
We're nominated in the 'Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project' category.
Sean Phillips, Jack Geist, Robin Aristorenas, Mark Dubeau
Robin Aristorenas represents the CVFX team, while I represent DAMNFX and our awesome crew! The ceremony will be held on February 10, and i doubly cool because Steven Spielberg has been chosen to receive the VES Lifetime Achievement Award at the 6th Annual VES Awards on Feb. 10, 2008 at the Kodak Grand Ballroom in Hollywood. AND Harrison Ford will be there. Hope he brings the whip.