How to Fabricate a Monster Suit Part 1 - Design, Pattern, & Prototype (Video Stream)

How to Fabricate a Monster Suit Part 1 - Design, Pattern, & Prototype (Video Stream)

Stan Winston School of Character Arts

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Stan Winston Studios: How to Fabricate a Monster Suit Part 1 - Design, Pattern, & Prototype is a video stream which is part 1 of a 5 part web course, where Hollywood's most sought-after FX fabricators, Bill Bryan (Ghostbusters, Army of Darkness, Men in Black) & Ted Haines (Blade 2, The Muppets, Cowboys & Aliens) teach how to make foam fabricated monster suits & creature costumes. In this part 1, Bryan, Haines & their student teams begin the process of bringing two Kaiju monster suits to life, including design review, head patterning and carving, tips on creating teeth, nails and horns, and suit prototyping techniques!

Approx. Runtime: 5:31:14

• Monster Design Review
• Patterning & Blocking Out Primary Forms
• Fabricating Horns, Mandibles, Nails, Spikes, & Teeth
• Carving Muscle Forms
• Assembling a Torso Wireframe
• Foam Texturing Techniques
• Basic Mechanical Tail Design
Watch part 2 where Bryan, Haines & their student teams continue the monster-making process, including muscle patterning, carving details, skin texturizing, and mechanism prototyping.

In part 3Bryan & Haines share affordable DIY techniques for mechanizing, finalizing suit silhouettes, and how to use plastic bags to create inflatable sacs and organic skin texture.

In part 4, follow along to pick up a vast variety of valuable techniques for attaching monster arms and heads, mechanizing jaws & mandibles, and even how to make "nurnies" and use razor blades to create organic texture.

In part 5, Bryan and team share their approaches to bringing it all together, including how to "skin" your creature costumes, creating custom air bladders, adjusting internal mechanisms, monster suit painting tips, and finally, on-set blocking.
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