A WAnimate Event: Meet Alan Murphy, Animatronic and Costume Effects Design, The Wolfman
4 March 2010
Not many people can say they turned Benicio Del Toro into a werewolf on a daily basis. Recently Alan Murphy worked on The Wolfman (now showing in cinemas), a horror movie set in Victorian England, directed by Joe Johnston and starring Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, and Emily Blunt.
Come and hear Alan talk about his experiences on The Wolfman, including how he constructed the Wolfman suit, facts about the makeup work and gore effects, what it was like to work in Victorian England every day, and the arduous process of transforming a man into a werewolf.
Alan Murphy has had an incredible career in animatronics, costuming, and puppetry. He has created accessories for Freddie Mercury and Dame Edna Everage, constructed costumes for Red Dwarf and props for Dr Who, and brought creatures and legends to life in movies like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, The Fifth Element, Braveheart, Babe, Withnail and I, and The Last Emperor.
WHEN: 7pm to 8.45pm, Thursday 4 March 2010
WHERE: eCentral East Perth Campus (Presentation Room, B201.1), 140 Royal St, East Perth (walking distance from Claisebrook train station)
FEE: Free for current WAnimate members, $5 for non-members.
Please bring exact cash payment as change will be limited.
HOW TO ATTEND: Please register your attendance by emailing wanimateATgmailDOTcom (Unregistered guests are also welcome. However, as space is limited, preference will be given to registered attendees.)
Non-members can join WAnimate (the Western Australian Animation Association) on the night, the annual membership fee is $30. You can also join WAnimate beforehand by e-mailing wanimateATgmailDOTcom and requesting a membership form.