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What would you like to learn from the Stan Winston School?

Chris EllerbyChris Ellerby Los Angeles Admin
edited January 10 in General
Here at the Stan Winston School we strive to provide the most comprehensive library of courses for character creation, and our students have always been a driving force in determining our lesson content.

What would you like to learn from the Stan Winston School? 47 votes

Makeup Effects
Kaoime MalloyJulia MelnikSantiago CastroJurine ErweeKayla GordonSara RomeroRonja GassnerAlyssa JohnsonHeather Wright 9 votes
Eleftheria PinakoulakiKai RottmannSebastian PottsJason KellerJeffrey JamesRicky LimonesRose Hamel 7 votes
Ryan Woods 1 vote
J.R.  De JesùsChad AmosFreddy StynenKaytlyn CookseyJulian GutierrezMark NoneJames CondonDavid WilliamsNicolas BoisselleLeslie A BurwellJonathan CogswellGregory AllenD. Compton Ambrose 13 votes
Jay RawsonDavid RichmondJoseph HumpstonJuan FogalMicah J.Jade ConnorRobert Riley 7 votes
Anna BobisuthiDavid DeMattiaJoel GoodpasterCyril WichersJack CarderSteve ShumakerGordon Mallett 7 votes
Other (tell us in the comments!)
Rob BloomJohn  Terebetskymarcelo de oliveira 3 votes


  • Other (tell us in the comments!)
    I would love to learn how to make  monster gloves, I watched the web course from Alec Gillis but he does not explain the whole process. 
  • Puppets
    I would love to learn how to make the compy puppet or somewhat similar to it.
  • Puppets
    Rod puppets more specifically :) 
  • Mechanical
    I've learned quite a bit from the on-line courses already! I am currently working (prelim stages) on a large Dragon (head & neck base is about 6 1/2'). The smaller movements seem pretty straight forward, but the larger ones are proving to be difficult. I've done quite a bit of it on parade floats and Halloween haunts, but so far everything has been full in & out movement with no subtleties.
    What I'm looking for is actuators (electric and pneumatic) that operate like servos, that can pause at various points. Hydraulics is pretty much out.
    Once that's done, control is the next issue - I don't want a pre-programmed show, but a "puppeteer" to work it reacting to different situations as they arise.
    I don't want much, do I? 
  •  First I would like to mention that every one of the course I have watched, have been AMAZING! Thank you so much for all of the terrific lessons. 
      I am trying to do more with foam latex prosthetics and would be delighted to see more about this. 

  • Other (tell us in the comments!)
    Not necessarily learn,  but a model building contest could be cool.
  • Makeup Effects
    Makeup Effects please!
  • Other (tell us in the comments!)
    3d printing 101 with a zbruah emphasis

  • I want to learn how to make the rose dragon from woodsplitter lee cross’s you tube site.  
  • Fabrication
    I would love a tutorial on mechanical masks.  In particular a mechanical ape mask.  More of an old-school cable and pulley type not so much the newer servo style.  Btw, SWSCA has been a total game changer for me -Thanks!
  • Freddy StynenFreddy Stynen Antwerp - Puurs ✭✭
    I would love to see more about Stop Motion Puppets .
    How to dress up, using clay or latex for face's , more and more .....................
    Well lets say EVERYTHING.
  • Jurine ErweeJurine Erwee South Africa
    Makeup Effects
    Also, full silicone mermaid tails! There are many tutorials on youtube for cheaper versions, but I've been asked by more than 1 person for a tail commission, and it's a little intimidating 
  • I would love to see something about tackling specifically oversized costumes, robots or other and just different techniques on going about the mechanics to still allow a performance build in a way that is going to minimize performer exhaustion and potential injuries. I've found it hard in past research to find what under supports are best vs worst when it comes to physically larger projects. (Think more something like the giant mech robot you guys put together for geek week in 2013)
  • edited April 11
    Other (tell us in the comments!)
    Also,  maybe building spaceship models, and how to film them on a budget?  Fon Davis has a great video on building one.  But it would be cool to see how to film them.
    Post edited by John Terebetsky on
  • Joseph HumpstonJoseph Humpston South Carolina, USA ✭✭
    I'd love to learn how to make sci-fi starships from found materials. Similar to how Jesse Gee Taught us how to craft Robots.
  • Puppets
    Rod puppets, hero puppets and miniatures. Also, I've worked with clay, but I was wondering what the usual alternatives were because I never could get into clay sculpting (I've made cups, pipes, plates and some other dinner ware however).
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