Making Up Creatures

Released Thursday, 25th June 2020
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If we ever make contact with aliens, they probably won’t look like humans with pointy ears or bumpy noses, but creature makeup design is more about communicating ideas. I talk with creature and makeup designers Steve Wang (Predator, Planet of the Apes, Underworld, Gremlins,) and Neill Gorton (Doctor Who, Torchwood, Being Human, Watchmen) about the process of turning a human actor into something convincingly non-human. Also, Rosemary Chalmers of Leeds Arts University explains why she wishes more creature designers would look more to the natural world for inspiration.  

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This is one of the things about movies that I've always been fascinated with. Great insight into the thought process behind creature creation. Enjoyed that Eric gave CGI its own section, and wrapped up the theme nicely.
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