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Interview with David Meng

Former Weta Workshop sculptor David Meng's filmography ranges from King Kong and District 9 to The Hobbit trilogy and The Shape of Water. He discusses the value of traditional sculpting in a world dominated by digital tools, the qualities needed to succeed in practical effects, and why becoming a good creature designer means learning to think laterally.


Read the interview with David Meng by Jim Thacker

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Interview with Krystal Sae Eua

We’ve got Blur Studio Character Modeling Lead Krystal Sae Eua here to talk about how her work on fast-paced commercials, films like The Avengers and Fast and Furious 6, Call of Duty cinematics, and her addiction to learning have helped her become a VES Award-nominated 3D artist and inspiring digital and traditional sculptor.


Read the interview Krystal Sae Eua by Courtney Trowbridge

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Interview with Devon Fay

Devon Fay InterviewLead artist and multitalented creative, Devon Fay, has a wide breath of impressive experience working on pre-rendered films as well as real-time video game environments. In this interview, Fay touches on key elements he’s garnered over the years while working with companies such as Blizzard Entertainment. Fay also divulges how he enhances his innate tendencies as a designer by using proactive and collaborative habits.


Read the interview with Devon Fay by Genese Davis

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Interview with Madeleine Scott-Spencer

Digital sculptor, creature designer, instructor, and all around monster pro, Madeleine Scott-Spencer has produced acclaimed work in visual effects, collectible designs, and in digital maquettes for concept design. In this interview, Madeleine Scott-Spencer dives into her experience working on high-budget films, while also revealing how she garnered such extensive mastery over digital and traditional sculpting. She reveals the influence human anatomy can have on creature design and what she foresees impacting digital art in the future.


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Interview with Ben Erdt

Ben Erdt is an accomplished artist, talented across a variety of capacities. To name a few, he has mastered skillsets in concept art, digital sculpting, character and creature art, and modeling. In this interview, Ben Erdt divulges his experience working on beloved games such as Horizon Zero Dawn while also showing how he brings his final renders together. He discusses what key elements he used when level designing for legacy games such as Quake and Doom and he pinpoints future changes that will impact 3D animation and visual effects.


Read the interview with Ben Erdt by Genese Davis

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Interview with Luca Nemolato

Luca Nemolato InterviewHear from concept artist Luca Nemolato about how his straightforward workflow and appetite to throw himself into new and varied challenges have helped him catapult his career in designing for film, tv and more, including tips for networking and standing out as a freelance artist and a bit about his contributions to the creature design on the Oscar-winning film, The Shape of Water.

Read the interview with Luca Nemolato by Courtney Trowbridge