Alien Vs. Predator AVP: The Creature Effects
Design Studio Press | ISBN 0972667660 | 2004 | PDF | 67 Pages | 6.6 Mb
AVP-Alien vs. Predator, The Creature Effects of ADI showcases the great work done by Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc. (ADI) on the AVP feature film. You can follow along as ADI founders/designers Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr. share with you all facets of development of these well-known creatures.
The book is full of design drawings, sculptures, artist bios and much more that provide a wonderful case study of what went on behind the scenes within one of Hollywood's top creature effects houses. You see the subtle changes and understand the reasons behind the evolution of the Alien over five feature films. You witness the extensive animatronics engineered to make the monsters move. And because Tom Woodruff, Jr. not only designs and builds the Alien…he plays it…he has an individual perspective on making creatures come alive.
Every step is well photographed and explained with an extensive text dedicated to the creation of two of our favorite movie creatures.