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Sculpting from A-Z: A Live Demonstration and Walk Through the Process

Sculpting from A-Z: A Live Demonstration and Walk Through the Process

Sculpting from A-Z: A Live Demonstration and Walk Through the Process
Take a once in a lifetime hour and  a half to walk through the professional process of creating characters in the 3D format from design to creation with master sculptor and designer Michael Defeo.  Michael will demonstrate live and walk through this step by step journey in a very intimate setting where you will get to see and hear first hand what translates, the decisions made and why during the creative process of giving birth to characters to be used in 3D.

Michael DeFeo: Making people feel warm and cuddly about a time when earth was draped in polar ice sheets is not a problem for Michael Defeo. Michael worked behind the scenes to sculpt and model the wildly popular animated stars of Ice Age and sequels: Ice Age 2, Ice Age 3 and upcoming Ice Age 4.

When Horton Hears a Who was approved for development as an animated feature, Michael Defeo, meltingly hot off his Ice Age success, was entrusted with the challenge of transforming Seuss’ iconic drawings.   He captured the Seuss’ spirit so well, he was subsequently commissioned by Illumination Entertainment to do it again for Seuss’ The Lorax, which is scheduled for release in 2012.

Top character development artist Michael Defeo began his career working in special effects and make-up, later making sophisticated stop- motion puppets for commercials, television, theatre and film.   At Blue Sky Studios, Michael used traditional and digital mediums to sculpt subjects ranging from commercial products like teddy bears to creatures for the film Alien Resurrection.

As a complement to his commercial work, Michael continues to create personal art in terra cotta, bronze and marble. He combines his extensive expertise in state-of-the-art software with traditional materials and techniques.  This creative experimentation gives Michael’s work an increasingly deep range of expression and emotion.
Michael’s additional credits include: upcoming Leaf Men, Rio, Robots, Star Trek Insurrection, A Simple Wish and Academy Award winning short Bunny.

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