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Model Worlds: Fon Davis - Robots, Nightmares and Starry Spaceship Skies19:24

In SCI-Arc Channel's new series “Model Worlds,” we profile the model makers, prop builders, sculptors, puppeteers and imagineers of the entertainment industry. Before the ubiquitous, pixel perfect renders of digital effects these physical makers have been behind the scenes quietly shaping the visual aesthetics of popular culture. From monsters to mutants, spaceships to speculative technology, future cities to alien planets, this collection of legendary creators have breathed life into our most iconic science fiction and fantasy films. Join us in this series as we're allowed rare access into their workshops, studios and archives and get hands on with the magic and materials of the imaginary worlds of cinema.

In this episode we meet Fon Davis, model maker and artist for films including “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” “Interstellar,” “Elysium,” “Starship Troopers,” and franchises such as “Terminator,” “Star Wars,” and “Jurassic Park.”

Crew Credits:

SCI-Arc Channel Creator and Executive Producer - Hernán Díaz Alonso
SCI-Arc Channel Producers - Reza Monahan/William Virgil
"Model Worlds" Series Creator - Liam Young
Segment Producer - Caroline Post
Director - Reza Monahan
Director of Photography - Sean Morris
B Camera - John Keifer
C Camera - Jason Chapron
Production Assistant - Attilio Bonelli
Sound Engineer - George Wymenga

Story Producer - Caroline Post
Editors - Sean Morris/Reza Monahan

Additional video and images provided by Fonco Studios

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