Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Scenic Sculpting :: Thor (2009-10), Cowboys & Aliens (2010)

Worked from October 2009 to February 2010 with a big team of union sculptors on this Marvel offering. Main work was on frost giant lair in Jotunheim, the Asgard Vault, and Asgard Gate/Rainbow Bridge. At one point, we had two crews working 24 hours a day to meet some shooting deadlines. 

Jotunheim, View from the Ice Flow


Jotunheim (Green Screens Rolling In)

Jade Palace with Ice

 Crew on the set for some perspective

 Asgard Gate

 We sculpted the shape of "frozen lightning" in foam pictured here, which was then covered with a clear resin. The foam was then removed and...voila, frozen lightning shape.

Cowboys vs. Aliens
Worked with a team of union sculptors from July to August 2010 on this film. Main work was on the alien caves and the alien mothership exterior (not pictured).

Alien Caves / Universal Studios

Alien Caves / Universal Studios

Alien Caves / Universal Studios

Freestanding "stone" columns

A little perspective for the scale of the caves.

Scale Reference Model

Alien tunnels (Daniel Craig wiped out quite a few of them in here)

Just another early morning in an alien tunnel...my job is pretty cool!