Sunday, August 27, 2006

FIELD REPORT: Animatronic Exhibit

"It's Alive!" Bringing Animatronic Characters to Life on Film
Fourth Floor Gallery, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Beverly Hills, California, USA
(Exhibit extended to September 10) Free admission

Took some time out today to visit a well reviewed exhibit of movie magic special effect creature heyday mechanisms, type, deals. Glad I went, neat to see. Some of it posted to my Flickr page here for you:

Show Pix

Enjoy! I start out with what I responded to most at the show and then add additional shots for my geekier friends.


  1. I can only IMAGINE how cool that must have been! Oh, and thanks for all the additional shots! ; )

  2. Yeah, Mike and Sven are pretty geeky :D :P

    Thanks for the report Shellster, looks dreamy....Gremlins, Ghostbusters, Beetlejuice, Kong, Dark Crystal.....yowza...GREAT pics by the way...

  3. Anonymous9:18 PM

    Thank you!

  4. Anonymous9:54 AM

    Thanks for the photos Shelley!!

    I had read about this display in Makeup Artist Magazine and would have loved to see it. Alas I am on the wrong side of the Country.

    I agree that Rick baker is such a talent. There are alot of excellent makeup artists in the industry but you can always tell a Baker project. :)

    Take care have a great day!

  5. Thanks Chris, You would have loved the show in person. I actually found this fellow below had shot NEARLY every item in the show and posted them to his site, plus his camera was higher resolution, so perhaps you'd also like to look there:


  6. Come on Uba... like *you* weren't totally geekin' on those shots! Tell me you didn't have to wipe the drool off your keyboard! ; )


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