WIRED and The Stan Winston School Teach Viewers "How to Build a Giant Creature"
Second Season Available Now; Documents the Making of the 14 foot tall creature named Bodock
July 18, 2014 --
NEW YORK, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --WIRED and Conde Nast Entertainment premiered the new digital season of How to Build a Giant Creature on thescene.com/WIRED. Over the next week, the series will give an insider's look into the making of the nearly 14 foot tall creature,leading into Comic-Con where it will be unveiled to the public.
The creature known as Bodock was built over six weeks in 7,500 hours at the Legacy Effects facility, the award-winning character creation studio owned by four of the FX Industry's most prolific and respected live-action-effects artists. He is fully functional, stands at 13'6" tall, 9'9" wide, 13'6" deep, weighs 2K pounds, and was partially created using 3D printing solutions from Stratasys, a global leader in 3D printing and additive manufacturing.
The series, How to Build a Giant Creature was born out of the last year's San Diego Comic-Con, where The Stan Winston School debuted a giant robot mech. This year, a new version of the larger-than-life beast will be revealed to the public and showcased in the new season of the series. From concept to finished product, see the colossal creature come to life, created in collaboration with the Stan Winston School, Legacy Effects, Stratasys, and WIRED.
"Giant Creature is a 14 foot tall, walking, talking celebration of imagination, teamwork and technological innovation," said Matt Winston, Co-Founder of the Stan Winston School, "Along with our partners at Legacy Effects, WIRED and Stratasys, we hope that everyone he encounters, artists and techies alike, will be inspired to start THINKING BIG."
"We are excited to debut the series, How to Build a Giant Creature on The Scene with our partners. With last year's success, we are eager to provide audiences with something bigger and better, which this new creation definitely is," said Michael Klein, Executive Vice President, Programming and Content Strategy, Conde Nast Entertainment.
To watch "How to Build a Giant Creature," please visit thescene.com/WIRED.
About Conde Nast Entertainment (CNE)
Conde Nast creates the world's best content for the world's most influential audiences, attracting millions of consumers across its twenty industry-leading print and digital media brands:Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour, Brides, Self, GQ, The New Yorker, Conde Nast Traveler, Details, Allure, Architectural Digest, Bon Appetit, Epicurious,Wired, W, Lucky, Golf Digest, Golf World, Teen Vogueand Ars Technica.
The company launched Conde Nast Entertainment in 2011 to develop film, television and digital video programming. Conde Nast also owns Fairchild Fashion Media (FFM) and its portfolio of comprehensive fashion journalism brands:WWD, Style.com,Footwear News, NowManifest,Beauty Inc., Mand Fairchild Summits.
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About STAN WINSTON SCHOOL
Stan Winston School, founded in memory of 4-time Academy Award winning FX wizard Stan Winston (Aliens, Predator 1-2, Jurassic Park 1-3, Terminator 1-4, Iron Man, Avatar) teaches the arts and sciences of character creation. Boasting a faculty of the world's finest artists and technicians, including Oscar winners, Makeup FX Legends, and Industry leaders, SWS currently trains over 25,000 students worldwide and hosts the world's biggest 24/7 monster party with nearly 2 million followers across social media platforms.
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About LEGACY EFFECTS
Legacy Effects is an Award-Winning Character Creation studio owned by four of the FX Industry's most prolific and respected live-action-effects artists: John Rosengrant, Shane P. Mahan, J. Alan Scott, and Lindsay Macgowan. After nearly 100 years of combined experience supervising projects under the legendary Stan Winston, they combined their talents to create a Legacy Effects, a state-of-the-art effects studio which has been integral to the success of many of Hollywood's best-known films, including the Iron Man franchise, The Avengers, Pacific Rim, Snow White and the Huntsman, Total Recall and Robocop; make-up effects for X-Men: Days of Future Past, Alice in Wonderland, and The Amazing Spider-Man; as well as character designs for Godzilla, Avatar and John Carter of Mars, to name a few.
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Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Rehovot, Israel, is a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions. The company's patented FDM, PolyJet, and WDM 3D Printing technologies produce prototypes and manufactured goods directly from 3D CAD files or other 3D content. Systems include 3D printers for idea development, prototyping and direct digital manufacturing. Stratasys subsidiaries include MakerBot and Solidscape, and the company operates the RedEye digital-manufacturing service. Stratasys has more than 1900 employees, holds over 550 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents globally, and has received more than 25 awards for its technology and leadership.
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