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  • INDEPENDENCE DAY RESURGENCE Building Cockpit Pt2 Sculpting Seats ID2 BTS ADI - Duration: 4 minutes, 30 seconds.

    • 1 week ago
    • 7,229 views
    While the invader cockpit set had a number of hands at work on it, sculptors Tim Martin and Adam Dougherty went to work on the spacecraft seats. Sculpting on the other side of the shop, away from ...
  • Independence Day Resurgence Building Cockpit Part 1 IDR BTS - Duration: 7 minutes, 23 seconds.

    • 2 weeks ago
    • 10,216 views
    Building the re-designed invader cockpit for Roland Emmerich's sequel to his INDEPENDENCE DAY was both a challenge and a blast. Based on production designs, ADI's artists sculpted the interior wal...
  • BEDAZZLED Lou Ferrigno Demon Designs & Test BTS ADI - Duration: 8 minutes, 56 seconds.

    • 2 weeks ago
    • 7,927 views
    Another highlight for us on BEDAZZLED was the opportunity to work with the "original" Incredible Hulk himself, Lou Ferrigno. Featured here is rare footage of Ferrigno being transformed into a demo...
  • TREMORS 2 Gutted Graboid & More BTS ADI - Duration: 4 minutes, 19 seconds.

    • 1 month ago
    • 7,585 views
    The Shriekers may have been the new star of TREMORS 2, but the traditional graboids certainly did not go forgotten. Here is exclusive footage of the ADI crew building, transporting and dressing th...
  • Black Magic Camera Test Shoot featuring Gorilla ADI 4K - Duration: 2 minutes, 2 seconds.

    • 1 month ago
    • 6,221 views
    After using Black Magic cameras on HARBINGER DOWN, ADI was excited to be involved in this test shoot utilizing the new Ursa Mini 4.6k camera featuring our "Bernie" gorilla.
  • AVP Predator Armor Weapons Concepts ALIENS VS PREDATOR ADI BTS - Duration: 6 minutes, 26 seconds.

    • 2 months ago
    • 14,871 views
    What makes our design process so effective is that we start with very loose, fluid concepts. This involves the director in the process as we hone and narrow the focus until we're closer to concept...
  • THING Centipedes of Edvard BTS ADI 2011 - Duration: 6 minutes, 21 seconds.

    • 2 months ago
    • 16,344 views
    2011's prequel THE THING featured a rec room scene in which Edvard "things" out. Split between practical and digital, Edvard's limbs detach and transform into centipede-like creatures whose on-scr...
  • ALIEN 4 Acid Burn Face Test & Human FX Alien Resurrection ADI BTS - Duration: 4 minutes, 29 seconds.

    • 2 months ago
    • 14,387 views
    How do you make a man's face smoke and burn from acid without using real acid? How do you poke a shotgun through a man's chest without committing a grisly murder? How do you repeatedly drop a kni...
  • AVP Predator Mask Concepts ADI ALIEN VS PREDATOR - Duration: 3 minutes, 47 seconds.

    • 2 months ago
    • 9,544 views
    What makes one "Predator" creature distinct from another? His mask of course! Here is collection of masks considered for the various featured hunters from the 2004 film AVP: ALIEN VS PREDATOR.
    Ch...
  • ALIEN 4 Warrior BTS ADI ALIEN RESURRECTION - Duration: 6 minutes, 44 seconds.

    • 3 months ago
    • 14,924 views
    What do you get when you mix human DNA with the classic Giger Alien? Controversy. Take a look...

    Check out The Great Big Story interview with Tom and Alec at http://www.greatbigstory.com/stories/...
  • AVP Queen Rehearsal & More BTS ADI ALIEN VS PREDATOR - Duration: 5 minutes, 31 seconds.

    • 3 months ago
    • 12,803 views
    Many fans have asked for more "Queen" footage, so here it is. First up, putting her animation through the paces following her assembly in Prague. Then, her highness demonstrates the nuisances (an...
  • BUBBLE BOY Bubble Suit Test BTS ADI - Duration: 5 minutes, 42 seconds.

    • 3 months ago
    • 8,458 views
    Creating the inflatable costume for BUBBLE BOY presented challenges. Making sure young Jake Gyllenhaal didn't suffocate was one. Here are early tests of the suit's practicality featuring ADI Tech T...
  • TREMORS 2 Shriekers Design Mech Tests - Duration: 6 minutes, 34 seconds.

    • 4 months ago
    • 16,008 views
    TREMORS 2: AFTERSHOCKS not only gave ADI the opportunity to recreate its celebrated "graboids", but also allowed it to create a new beast: The Shrieker. Featured here is exclusive footage of the ...
  • ALIEN 4 Frozen Guard Design & Tests ALIEN RESURRECTION - Duration: 3 minutes, 24 seconds.

    • 4 months ago
    • 19,291 views
    Jumping back 20 years during our build for ALIEN RESURRECTION and the "frozen guard" sequence. This is a great collection of video from earlier days when there was time and money for testing of pr...
  • AVPR Wolf Predator On Set - Duration: 4 minutes, 53 seconds.

    • 4 months ago
    • 138,073 views
    Some rare, never-before-seen moments of Ian Whyte as the "Wolf" predator on the AVPR set (including his first finished reveal of the character to the film's directors, Greg and Colin Strause).
  • WOLF Building Wolf's Deer BTS ADI - Duration: 4 minutes, 31 seconds.

    • 5 months ago
    • 10,343 views
    For the 1994 film WOLF, ADI built a deer puppet for actor Jack Nicholson to attack and kill. Featured here is video of the initial movement tests, hair transfers, finished bench tests and finally ...
  • SCORCH TRIALS Baby Griever BTS ADI - Duration: 6 minutes, 11 seconds.

    • 5 months ago
    • 24,020 views
    The Baby Grievers were designed by Ken Barthelmey for THE SCORCH TRIALS. ADI crew... sculpted by Mike Rotella; molds by Jon Miller and Chris Baer; latex/polyfoam fill runs by Jordan Morris; silico...
  • AVPR Filming Alien Breaking Window Aliens Vs Predator - Duration: 3 minutes, 55 seconds.

    • 6 months ago
    • 47,683 views
    A glimpse on-set of ALIENS VS PREDATOR: REQUIEM as the crew preps for Tom Woodruff, Jr. (aka Alien) crashing through a window.
  • ALIEN 4 Queen Building the Queen ALIEN RESURRECTION - Duration: 5 minutes, 40 seconds.

    • 6 months ago
    • 52,025 views
    ALIEN RESURRECTION not only brought Ripley back to the big screen but marked the return of a "Queen" as well. Utilizing the original head from ALIENS (courtesy of Bob Burns), ADI's RESURRECTION Qu...
  • Percy Jackson Sea of Monsters Creating Boarman - Duration: 3 minutes, 6 seconds.

    • 7 months ago
    • 7,609 views
    Like the Agrius and Lydian Draken characters ADI created for PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS, "Boar-Man" was fully realized and tested before falling victim to script changes. "Boar-Man" sculpted b...
  • SCORCH TRIALS Sculpting Crank Concept - Duration: 3 minutes, 25 seconds.

    • 7 months ago
    • 17,652 views
    Although planned to be realized as a CGI character, ADI elected to create a clay sculpture of the "Stage 4" Cranks to help guide the development of the prosthetic make-ups that would represent the ...
  • MALL COP 2: ReCreating An African Crane BTS - Duration: 2 minutes, 49 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    • 11,647 views
    PAUL BLART: MALL COP 2 called for a fight between Paul and an african crane. To take the place the of the real animal used as the scene starts, a rod puppet was constructed by ADI to flog and peck...
  • X Files Human Alien Effects BTS - Duration: 5 minutes, 1 second.

    • 9 months ago
    • 44,630 views
    Along with a new and improved alien for 1998's X-FILES: FIGHT THE FUTURE, ADI designed and created a number of human characters in varied stages of decimation by the alien parasites within them. C...
  • Creating Ultimate Gorilla Part 1 Design & Sculpture - Duration: 3 minutes, 6 seconds.

    • 9 months ago
    • 25,265 views
    April 2009. Thanks to the success of our first gorilla suit (and its frequent use in commercials and featured films), ADI had the opportunity to build an updated, more realistic mighty ape. Sculp...
  • Harbinger Down BTS Monsterpaloooza Presentation 2015 - Duration: 9 minutes, 40 seconds.

    • 10 months ago
    • 8,067 views
    Assembled by HARBINGER DOWN's cinematographer/editor, Ben Brown, this reel is a small glimpse into the practical effects work put into the Kickstarter-funded film directed by ADI's co-founder, Alec...
  • HOLLOW MAN Behind the Scenes ADI - Duration: 5 minutes, 3 seconds.

    • 11 months ago
    • 22,198 views
    Despite the large amount of CGI, HOLLOW MAN is actually boiling over with many practical elements. ADI's work roster ranged from animal stand-ins to burn appliances to complete human replicas. It...
  • Death Becomes Her Recreating Meryl BTS Special Edition - Duration: 6 minutes, 40 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 48,386 views
    Sometimes our retrospectives have been a bit narrow in scope, so here is the first of a few "special edition" videos you'll see that will include footage not previous shown for specific projects. ...
  • 6TH DAY Creating the Clones BTS ADI - Duration: 4 minutes, 3 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 9,468 views
    Among our work for the Arnold Schwarzenegger film THE 6TH DAY was the design and build of the blank clones. Featured here are early concept maquettes leading to the full size sculptures and finish...
  • Earth To Echo Design - Duration: 2 minutes, 59 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 8,140 views
    A brief concept phase for Disney Studios, EARTH TO ECHO was an exciting possibility to create a practical, expressive robot character that could fit in the palm of a hand.
  • Harbinger Down (2015) International Trailer - 2K - Duration: 100 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 105,243 views
    Harbinger Down. Tired of bloated CGI driven studio films? Excited by the prospect of the new STAR WARS relying more on traditional Practical FX? So are the Academy Award winning Creature FX creat...
  • Dragonball Fu Lum Design - Duration: 3 minutes, 42 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 12,087 views
    The Fu-Lum of DRAGONBALL: EVOLUTION were a unique task for ADI. Here is the span of our design process, executed over several weeks in the fall of 2007, featuring illustrations by Jared Merantz an...
  • X Files Creating Neanderthals BTS - Duration: 4 minutes, 38 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 10,833 views
    On X-FILES: FIGHT THE FUTURE, ADI designed and created a pair of neanderthal make-ups for the film's prologue sequence. Showcased here are early concepts artwork, appliance sculptures, and footage...
  • Tremors Building Filming Miniature Grabiod BTS 25th Anniversary Part 6 - Duration: 7 minutes, 32 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 36,056 views
    The last segment of the TREMORS 25th Anniversary series features the 1/4 scale miniature graboid in more detail--from mechanical skeleton construction to painting the foam latex skin and tests of t...
  • Cirque Du Freak Creating Evra BTS - Duration: 5 minutes, 19 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 9,172 views
    Cirque Du Freak (aka The Vampire's Assistant) offered up various characters for us to design and create for director Paul Weitz, including Evra, The Snake Boy. Featured here is artwork from Steve ...
  • Harbinger Down Premiere - Duration: 3 minutes, 23 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 4,670 views
    Alec's home movies from the premiere of his Kickstarter-backed film HARBINGER DOWN!
  • EVOLUTION Creating Blue Primates BTS - Duration: 3 minutes, 11 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 15,970 views
    Designing and building the blue primate creatures for the film EVOLUTION gave ADI the exciting opportunity to work with the mighty Ivan Reitman. Here is the first part of this series, featuring ea...
  • Deadpool Animatronic Surgery Head Revisited - Duration: 2 minutes, 29 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 79,392 views
    Alec thought it was worthwhile to revisit the Deadpool surgery head video we posted some time ago and explain the process of how the effect was accomplished. Enjoy!
  • Percy Jackson Sea of Monsters Creating Laistrygonian BTS - Duration: 6 minutes, 43 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 67,248 views
    Laistrygonian--the blue skinned, white-haired henchman with no dialogue ADI designed and created for PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS. Inspired by the look of Iggy Pop and director Joe Pytka, Laistr...
  • Alien Resurrection Perez Death Tests BTS - Duration: 3 minutes, 19 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 33,126 views
    Gutting a character from the inside-out through a hole into space was not originally intended for AR's "newborn"--it was, in fact, planned for Dan Hedaya's character, General Perez. Featured here ...
  • Tremors Miniature Graboid 25th Anniversary Part 5 - Duration: 3 minutes, 40 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 12,479 views
    Part 5 is a journey in stills featuring construction and filming of the smaller-scale graboids ADI built for TREMORS (not to mention a very special look back into the fashion of shorts).
  • Tremors Full Size Graboid On Set 25th Anniversary Part 4 BTS - Duration: 5 minutes, 33 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 27,763 views
    Travel back to late spring of 1989 as Alec and Tom and the ADI set crew arrive in Lone Pine, California with the full-size graboids. In addition to getting the monsters ready, it didn't take long ...
  • AVPR Facehuggers & Set Tour BTS - Duration: 3 minutes, 49 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 15,559 views
    It's not often that Tom Woodruff, Jr. isn't in a suit on set, especially if xenomorphs are involved. On AVPR, Tom had some out-of-suit time to record a walk-through of the soundstage sets as well ...
  • Tremors 25th Anniversary Pt3 Building Full Size Graboid - Duration: 6 minutes, 11 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 12,955 views
    The 25th anniversary of TREMORS continues. Part 3 features the work put into fabricating the full-size graboids--from early movement tests to final paint. You'll dig it! Also be sure to check ou...
  • AVPR Predator PredAlien Photo Shoot - Duration: 5 minutes, 10 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 141,052 views
    December, 2006. Since the entirety of ALIENS VS PREDATOR: REQUIEM was being shot in Vancouver, it was only practical to schedule a photoshoot of the Predator and the Pred-Alien with the actors alr...
  • AFTER EARTH Concept Redesigns Ursa Creature - Duration: 3 minutes, 44 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 12,223 views
    Fall of 2011. The producers of AFTER EARTH had come up with a design of a creature named "Ursa", a nasty organism that can smell fear and stalks young Jaden Smith in the film. ADI was hired to pu...
  • Skyline Concept Designs - Duration: 2 minutes, 15 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 16,389 views
    With the sequel to the Strause Brother's SKYLINE currently in production, we thought it was a good time to show you what we designed for their 2010 feature. Three biomechanical aliens, starting wit...
  • Tremors Creating Graboid Tongues 25th Anniversary Pt2 BTS - Duration: 5 minutes, 7 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 11,817 views
    Seemingly creatures unto themselves for the first act of TREMORS, the snake-like graboid "tongues" were mostly independent puppets for much of the filming. Looking like heavy duty vacuum hoses und...
  • AVPR Predator Vs Pred-Alien Rooftop Fight - Duration: 6 minutes, 41 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 1,605,626 views
    A common complaint--among many--of AVPR was that the film was so blasted dark that NONE of the creatures could be seen in any detail, especially the long-anticipated Pred-Alien. Wait no longer (mo...
  • Tremors Graboid Full-Size 25th Anniversary Part 1 - Duration: 4 minutes, 4 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 41,957 views
    It's been 25 years since TREMORS was released in theatres. In that time, it found its audience, spawned three sequels and a television series... all from a little monster movie that was not even c...
  • Thing Filming Edvard-Adam Thing - Duration: 7 minutes, 11 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 42,903 views
    This may well be the ONLY footage from 2011's THE THING you will ever see of the on-set use of ADI's "Edvard-Adam" creature--really.
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