Monday, April 24, 2017

Scenic Sculpting :: Kong: Skull Island (2015)

I joined a team of LA sculptors in Hawaii for "Kong: Skull Island". Our main task was to create a massive bone yard for the film which included, you guessed it, Kong-sized bones! Great project and got to help some very talented artisans on this one.

We had to re-assemble this skull after cutting it into pieces to get it out of the warehouse where it was built and on a truck to location. (NOTE: The skull is red due to spraying on a fire resistant coating to keep the foam underneath from melting when it gets hit by some pyrotechnic effects in the scene)
Yes, that's me on the Kong skull!

Gorgeous backdrop at Kualoa Ranch.

The finished skull after plaster and paint (FYI, that's the Location Manager  posing in the  jaws. We sculptors had completed our mission and were long gone by this point.)

Scenic Sculpting :: Batman Vs Superman (2014)

In the beginning of 2014, I worked with a team of LA sculptors in Detroit building sets for Batman Vs Superman. Our focus was on building the interior of the Krypton spaceship which had crashed in "Man of Steel".  

Scenic Sculpting :: The Scorch Trials (2014)

In the November 2014, I worked with two other LA sculptors to build a crumbling tunnel and a walkway/ramp of broken rubble for the third installment of the Maze Runner series, "The Scorch Trials". 

We built all the pieces indoors, and then watched as the whole structure was trucked outside and craned into its final position on shipping containers. A great crew and project, my first of many in New Mexico.

The Tunnel.
The Ramp.
The Scale Model.
The Rendering.
Early AM in the Tunnel.
Breaking up the Tunnel.

Moving Day! 

Outdoor Tunnel View

Prepping the assembled tunnel and ramp for plaster and paint.
3D Rendering of the Foam Sculpture on Shipping Containers.