Gino Acevedo, Master Creature Maker
Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on June 18, 2009
Weta Worshop’s Senior Prosthetics Supervisor and Visual Creature Effects Art Director, Gino Acevedo originally hails from Arizona and has been working for the most part of his professional life in Los Angeles. He is a special effects technician with particular skill in special make-up, prosthetics and air brushing. Gino has worked on such projects as the Alien series (1979-97),
Godzilla (1998), Men in Black (1997) and The Nutty Professor (1996).
Gino oversaw all the special makeup requirements that Weta Workshop provided for The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001-03). This included hundreds and hundreds of noses, ears and feet as well as the countless full facial and full body make-up appliances for all of Middle-earth’s non human inhabitants. Seven of the nine leads in the films wore some form of prosthetic appliance- a huge undertaking to say the least!
In addition, Gino oversaw the paint designs of all the films’ creatures, including Gollum, and was directly involved in bringing the many digital creatures and characters to life.
Read his full interview here: GoreMaster.com Gino Acevedo Interview