Sunday, December 16, 2012

It's almost a Wrap!

Now that’s something you don’t see every day. Somebody had a very big meal. We are in our final week of shooting animation. "The Halloween Pranksta."

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

FX Class Comes to an End

I have turned out another semseter of FX students loose on the world. Some, with very good intensions.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Zombies Invade SVA

Just one of my lecture / demonstrations on makeup at SVA. A round of applause for my beautiful model, Sarah!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Comic Con NYC 2012

Attending the New York City Comic Con. First up, a meeting with DP Edwin Pagan. Lots more people to meet over the next two days, let's see where this weekend takes me. (no, that is not Ed in the center of the picture)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

SVA Continuing Education Makeup FX Class

Life casting day. Here is one student who is very happy because she now has two heads.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Make Up FX Seminar

It was my pleasure to lecture about and demonstrate some make up FX techniques to some very talented High school students.!/MCVTSDigitalFilm

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Steve Cartoccio Animates the "Pranksta"

Animator Steven Cartoccio adds a little something to everyones little trouble maker, the Pranksta himself.

Friday, August 3, 2012

School of Visual Arts Classes

I can't believe it, one whole month before classes begin and I am already hearing from students who are signing up for my Make Up FX class & the Specialty Costumes class.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Zack Williams Shoots "Pranksta"

We went back into production again on "The Halloween Pranksta" this past week. Animator Zack Williams joined the crew for an intense week of stop motion animation. We are in the home stretch, only two more scenes to shoot!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Stop Motion Animation in New York

Th count down has begun. Only 6 more days to this very special event, all please come on out and take a look. Stop motion animation is alive and well and living in New York City.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

New Feature Film, "Arkon Games"

Designing the make up FX for a feature film to be shot this summer. And as it is always, we start with a life cast. This time, actor Christopher Rivera goes under the algenate. When he comes out, what will he be?

Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Spring semester of teaching at School of Visual Arts has come to an end. My hat is off to a great bunch of students and the awesome work they created in my undergrad “Sets & Props” class, my “Body Casting” class ,and my Continuing Education “Specialty Costuming” class. Pictured here is just one sample of their work.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Mark Hamill as the character Beck, in, "The Halloween Pranksta".

Next up, a python named Beck. Strangely, his voice sounds just like Mark Hamill. "The Halloween Pranksta".

Friday, April 13, 2012

For the Love of Stop Motion Animation...

And “The Halloween Pranksta” is back in production.
Producer and supervising animator Matt Manning is back in action setting the stage with some
new stop motion characters.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Stop Motion Animation and HORROR!

Latin Horror takes a moment out from their headline on the Tim Burton film, "Frankenweenie" and drops a coming attraction for "The Halloween Pranksta". Nice article all around. Check it out.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

"Pranksta" Production begins again in April!

Come April 7th, co-producers Matt Manning and Carl Paolino begin possibly the

last three weeks of film production on their epic stop motion animated film.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Here is another life cast that the students from my "Body Casting" class created. This time, using a body-safe silicone. As you can see, they had fun.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

I am teaching a brand new class at School of Visual Arts for the Continuing Education Department, it is called Specialty Costuming. Stage one is to create a Life Cast. Here is participant Sarah Wood with a torso ready for stage two; sculpting.

Monday, February 6, 2012

"Saturday Night Live"

I just completed a 25 pound slab of butter for "Saturday Night Live", and made it over-night! Silicone skin with a polyfoam inside. Delish!