Forum Artist Spotlight: Lee Yeung & Lustre Effects Studio's Animatronic Gorilla

edited October 2016 in General

Forum Artist Spotlight - September 2016

With so many amazing artists sharing their work with us here on the Stan Winston School Forums, we have decided to create a regular monthly event called the Forum Artist Spotlight.

Every month we will be selecting the work of one of our community members to feature both here on the forums and on our social media channels.

We are excited to have this new opportunity to celebrate what makes this community so special... you!

Whether you are here to ask questions, share your knowledge, get critique on a project, or just to continue to learn and grow as an artist, you are what makes this such an amazing place.

So without further ado, here is our very first Forum Artist Spotlight!

Lee Yeung & Lustre Effects Studio's Animatronic Gorilla


A bit more from Lee about Lustre Effects Studio, and their Animatronic Gorilla:
I'm Lee. Lustre Effects Studio went into operation in the Summer of 2015. It was formed immediately after a gathering with a group of young artists and professionals. This is due to our common belief that we should do the things we love provided they are magical and fun-filled.

We faced a lot of problems in the beginning. Luckily enough, we discovered from the internet the forums of Stan Winston School Of Character Arts, where we gained inspirations, knowledge and technical know-how.

Our workshop is made up of a passionate staff. We gathered all possible resources to research and learned by trial and error to finally give birth to our first production of the animatronic gorilla.

Why the gorilla and not anything else is because through the process of making it helped us to strengthen not only our skills but our will as well. We had to overcome difficulties, just to name a few, the complexities of the skin, the thickness of hair and installing an animatronic device to make it look awesome and cool.

The animatronic gorilla has yet to be perfected. But it is a work that bears witness to our keen efforts. It is only the first step. We will move forward to give our gorilla companions and build other fascinating creatures to share with you.

Our studio is an open-ended workshop. We will only be too happy to communicate and interact with you all. On behalf of my teammates, I would like to thank you all to let us share our story. Do the things you love. Just go for it.



You can learn more about the Animatronic Gorilla and how it was made here on Lee's original forum post.

We would like to thank Lee and Lustre Effects Studio for sharing their project with us.  Watching it evolve from sculpture to fully functional animatronic was both fun and inspirational!

- The Stan Winston School Team
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