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Model Worlds: Phil Tippett - Monster Maker13:02

In “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 visit the studio of multiple Oscar and Emmy Award-winning creator Phil Tippett. A legend in the industry, Tippett is behind some of the most seminal design work in science fiction including the Millennium Falcon chess set and bustling Cantina aliens from “Star Wars: A New Hope,” the Imperial Walkers and Tauntaun for “The Empire Strikes Back,” Jabba The Hut and the Rancor Pit Monster from “Return of the Jedi” and the menacing Cain robot from “Robocop.”

Crew Credits -

SCI-Arc Channel Creator and Executive Producer - Hernan Diaz 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 - Justin Guo
C Camera - Noah Litwer
Swing Tech - Sebastian Chapela
Sound Engineer - McKinely Pearce

Story Producer - Caroline Post
Editors - Cal Crawford/Reza Monahan
Sound Mixing - Derek Sample

Soundtrack by Jason Schimmel
Soundtrack Vocals by Jessika Kenney

Additional Video and Images Provided by Phil Tippett Studios

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