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FC001 Introduction to Professional Model Making DVD
FC001 Introduction to Professional Model Making DVD
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If, like me, you were completely floored by the special effects in movies such as Star Wars in the days before CGI, and always wanted to know more about how it is done, then have we got something for you! This 4 hour video tutorial is for the modeler who wishes to expand his horizons, and learn the craft of Professional Modelmaking from a pro with over 20 years in the business. This is not another video that shows you how to build and paint a model kit. This production will teach you the skills you need to work like the guys who create the amazing miniatures seen in movies, TV and commercials.

A professional model maker is like a magician, they have secret tricks of the trade that arenít often revealed. Fon Davis would like to share with you many of the tricks, techniques and materials he has become familiar with over his long career as a designer and model maker. Fon has worked in motion pictures, television and product development for over two decades. This video has been created to share the benefit of his experience with both the hobbyist and those interested in a career in model making. We hope this is the first of many educational videos covering different areas of design, visual effects, model making and creature fabrication.

This set contains 2 DVDs featuring over 4 hours of detailed instruction on fabricating a spacecraft model to demonstrate the following:

  • Concept Model Design
  • Scoring and Cutting Plastic
  • Model Armatures
  • Kit bashing and detailing
  • Carving Patterns
  • Painting and Weathering
  • Vacuum Forming
  • Miniature Lighting

This DVD is Zone 0 and will play on computers and DVD players around the world.

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Fon Davis is a well known and respected Professional Modelmaker with many years in the business. He has worked at a number of well known model shops, including Industrial Light and Magic, Colossal Studios (which became M5, home of the TV show Mythbusters), Kerner Optical and Image Movers Digital. Check out his IMDB page! Below is a list of just some of the motion pictures on which Fon has worked:

  • Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
  • Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
  • Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
  • Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi - special edition
  • Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back - special edition
  • Star Wars: Episode IV- special edition
  • The Matrix Revolutions
  • Pearl Harbor
  • Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
  • The Matrix Reloaded
  • Jurassic Park III
  • Galaxy Quest
  • Starship Troopers
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park
  • Star Trek: First Contact

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