Are you a fan of practical effects? If so then you are in for a treat!
Ever since I was little I have had a love for practical effects, I’ve always been intrigued about how they were made, who made them and what goes into it all. Fortunately for us we live in an age where all these qustions and curiosities are easily answered.
Which leads us to Studio ADI’s YouTube channel, Studio ADI is the practical special effects super-studio run by Stan Winston alumnus, Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff Junior, both of whom are responsible for creating the monsters behind some of cinemas massively iconic franchises.
The studio recently celebrated 30 years in the business and they’ve opened up some behind the scenes stuff for fans to watch, showing us how some of our favourite monsters came to life. I will not tell you how long I’ve spent watching these videos but I do warn that it’s addictive viewing.
We see how creatures such as the recent version of Pennywise, the Queen Xenomorph, Graboid, Predator, Starship Troopers, Pumpkinhead and many more are made, all are on showcase for fans to see how these amazing artists worked their magic.
Watching these highly informative videos makes for great viewing, yet it’s also saddening as you remember that we live in the age of CGI and some of these creations could be the last of their kind which is a very depressing thought for this movie fan.
Talking of CGI, Studio ADI has begun to make original content including “Playtime”; a quirky series of Child’s Play-inspired shorts that tell the story of a sentient animatronic doll who’s homicidal character has been replaced by CGI. it’s a ton of fun.