Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on October 17, 2009
Jackie Jekyll – GoreMaster.com
Mike Elizalde, whose credits include “X-Men: The Last Stand”, both of the “Fantastic Four” films, both of the “Hellboy” films and most recently “The Land of the Lost” film, has been in the special effects business for over 20 years. Mr. Elizalde was nominated for a “Best Makeup” Oscar for his work on Hellboy II (2008). He is the owner of Spectral Motion an all purpose special effects shop offering Creatures, Props, Special Makeup Effects. His shop specializes in the design and creation of astonishing cinematic creature effects, special makeup effects, animatronics and action props. Mr. Elizalde shares his journey into the world of filmmaking and special effects with GoreMaster.
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Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on August 3, 2009
Sarah Cooper – ScreenDaily.com
The UK Screen Association, the film and TV industry body, has revealed the shortlist for its annual Conch awards, which honour audio post production in film, TV and advertising
The shortlist has been voted for by the industry and the contenders how have to submit material for the final judging round. The winners will be announced on September 22.
Pinewood Studios Group, Film London and the UK Film Council are sponsors of the awards, which are now in their fourth year.
Further shortlisted nominees in four other categories – Film Facility of the year, TV Facility of the year, Commerical Facility of the year and Most Promising Newcomer - will be announced in September.
The 2009 nominations include:
Film Soundtrack of the Year under £10m
Man on Wire
The Boy in Striped Pyjamas
Film Soundtrack of the Year Over £10m
Quantum of Solace
The Boat That Rocked
Best Foley project
Quantum of Solace
Man on Wire
Red Riding Trilogy
Production Sound Mixer of the Year
Julian Howarth, Bang Post Production
Film Sound Editor
Audio on TV/Film Documentary
Man on Wire, Molinare
The Animal’s Guide to Survival, Halo Post
Film Re-Recording Mixer
Paul Cotterell, Lipsync
Mike Prestwood Smith
Ian Tapp, The Pinewood Studios Group
Richard Pryke, The Pinewood Studios Group
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Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on July 1, 2009
Alex Billington – FirstShowing.net
Miramax and Guillermo del Toro will together produce a remake of the horror film Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark that first aired on TV in 1973. Comic book artist and writer Troy Nixey will make his feature directorial debut with the film. Del Toro himself and his writing partner Matthew Robbins (Mimic) will be adapting the screenplay for the remake. The original film was directed by John Newland and gained a cult following after its debut and on VHS. The story follows a young girl who is sent to live with her father and his new girlfriend, only to discover that sinister creatures live underneath the stairs. If I remember correctly, this is movie that scared the crap out of me as a kid and here we are remaking it!
Development on the film is only at the very early stages, as they haven’t begun any research on the monsters. However, Variety says that we can expect “an upscale creature feature along the lines of del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth, with an emphasis on distinctive characters in keeping with the Miramax slate.” And for those that saw Hellboy II, the creatures were the best part, so maybe that’s a good thing. Director Troy Nixey is the latest of Del Toro’s mentors to be given his first gig, along with Spanish filmmaker Juan Antonio Bayona who directed the highly praised thriller The Orphanage. “It has always been a dream of mine to work on a project with Guillermo, my favorite filmmaker,” Nixey said. “I had no idea it would be on my first one out. Miramax’s faith in me is everything a first-time director could ask for.”
Anyone who saw Orphanage will attest to the fact that Guillermo del Toro is as good of a producer as a filmmaker. I think he knows great talent when he sees it and I’m sure Nixey is the next talented filmmaker being given his big break. As for the film itself, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, let’s just hope it will scare the living crap out of me as it did back when I was a kid.
Michael Hancock,( Altered States, The Burning Bed, The Untouchables) was the makeup artist for the original 1973 version
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