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BRIAN MUIR

2 days HOURS

13/14 . 01 . 2018

LOCATION: London UK


PRICE: 399GBP (299GBP Until 9th October)

VACANCES: 25

CONTACT: filmlab@fest.pt

SCULPTURE FOR FILM WORKSHOP WITH BRIAN MUIR




ABOUT BRIAN MUIR
Brian Muir began his professional sculpting career at the young age of 16 in the legendary Associated British Production Corporation (now Elstree Studios), where he was an apprentice for 4 years. From 1968 to 1976, he worked in “The Avengers” and “The Saint” TV shows, and in John Sturges’ “The Eagle has landed” (1976).

In 1977, when he was 23, he received a call from the offices of Lucas Films to sculpt some pieces for a new project called Star Wars. He was asked to bring to life the face of fear, the Supreme Commander of the Imperial Forces himself: Darth Vader. What was supposedly to be a 6 weeks job, ended up becoming a 5 month incursion through the dark side of the force: besides Vader’s helmet, he sculpted the Stormtrooper’s armor and the Death Star Droid.

From 1977 to 1990, his work in sculpture for film has spawned from science fiction - Ridley Scott’s “Alien” (1979); fantasy - Jim Henson and Frank Oz’s “The Dark Crystal” (1982), Ron Howard’s “Willow” (1988) all the way through adventure - Steven Spielberg’s “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (1981), Rob Reiner’s “The Princess Bride” (1987), “The Spy who loved me” (1977), “For your eyes only” (1981), Octopussy (1983) and “A View to Kill” (all 4 part of the 007 universe), amongst many others.

Since 1990, he has worked on some big budget franchises like James Gunn’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” (2014), “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” (2007) and “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” (2009) both from David Yates. Also, Muir had a trip back to the Star Wars universe in “Rogue One” (2016), and to the 007 story in “GoldenEye” (1995), “Tomorrow Never Dies” (1997) and “Die Another Day” (2002). He has also encountered along the way the extravagant director Tim Burton in “Planet of the Apes” (2001), “Sleepy Hollow” (1999) and “Dark Shadows” (2012).

Brian wrote his autobiography 'In The Shadow Of Vader' in 2009, where he shares his story and experience in the film industry which has been a great sales success.




WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION
The Sculpting for Film workshop with Brian Muir will focus on a diversity of topics of the craft of sculpture in film art department. Also, you will be able to walk alongside his experience with visual images displaying a selection of his work. Participants will be invited on a backstage journey through some of the most memorable films that are part of Brian Muir’s credit list, learning secrets of the trade that can help them think outside the box in future productions.

Future will also be discussed, namely the new technology available and its impact on the industry.
You will have the chance of not only receive this knowledge from Brian Muir, but also interact in a very strong way, as the group will have up to 25 participants, making it extremely practical and interactive.
You will also have the opportunity to assess the issues you encountered on your own work and the projects you have worked on r will work, and receiving the feedback to unblock situations in the future.

DAY 1
How to become a sculptor or member of the art department

How to prepare yourself for getting into the film industry

Techniques and material – how to choose

How to work on filling moldes with different materials and prosthetics

Inspiration and references

Project development: form the first concepts to the final wrap

Creative process: case study Star Wars Darth Vader's helmet

What kind of new technologies we can use?

Pros and cons of new technology


DAY 2
The role of a sculptor in the art deparment

How to liaise with the production designer, prop masters and visual special effects directors

Health and safety guidelines

Wage structures

The importance of accurate budgeting

Contracts

Importance of networking



PROFILE OF PARTICIPANT
The workshop designed for Directors, Art Directors, Production Designers, Film Students, , Sculptors, Decorative Artists, Prop makers Art Students, or anyone interested in entering the Film Business in this area.



LOCATION OF THE WORKSHOP
London UK


16 hours
Duration: 2 days
Dates: 13-14 January 2018
Location: London UK
Price: 399GBP (299GBP with 25% discount until 9th of October)
Maximum number of participants: 25
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