Special Effects Character Creation on a budget with Creature FX wizard & Monster Maker, Shannon Shea. GARAGE MONSTERS will teach you how to make a monster using affordable supplies from local hardware and craft stores.
- Design tips for monster makers
- Simple mold making how to
- Creature fabrication with mattress foam
- Building special effects character armatures
- Tricks and tips for monster skin, scales, claws & teeth
About the Actor
Special Effects Character Creator, Monster Maker and native New Orleanian, Shannon Shea grew up in the great monster times of the 60 s and 70 s influenced by the Special Effects Character Creation work in the original KING KONG, 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, Ray Harryhausen films, and eventually STAR WARS.
He attended CalArts in the experimental character animation program and left school early to pursue a career in Special Makeup Effects artist and Creature Creator. He found himself at Stan Winston Studio during ALIENS and contributed to other Stan Winston efforts like PREDATOR, BATMAN RETURNS, TERMINATOR 2, and JURASSIC PARK. His experiences led him to be a key supervisor at KNB EFX Group, where he coordinated shows such as DANCES WITH WOLVES, DRAG ME TO HELL and PREDATORS.
In 2008, he launched his Internet Spook Show, PHANTOM HARBOR for which he produces nearly all of the puppets, visual effects, miniatures, and animation. He lives with his wife Tracy, a classical vocalist who directs PHANTOM HARBOR. Their daughter, Molly is a recent fine arts graduate and talented artist in her own right.