SHANNON SHEA

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

Shannon Shea, a native New Orleanian educated at The California Institute of the Arts has enjoyed a 36-year tenure designing, constructing, and performing animatronic creatures and characters for Motion Pictures and Television. He has had the pleasure of contributing to such diverse films as Predator, Dances With Wolves, Terminator 2, Jurassic Park, Spy Kids, The Chronicles of Narnia, Drag Me To Hell, Men in Black III, Netflix’s Lost In Space, Barb and Starr go to Vista Del Mar (2021) as well as the new Korean horror-drama Sweet Home (2020).

Not limited to the confines of Motion Pictures, he has served as an animatronics supervisor for Universal Studios and Disney Research & Development as a representative of Spectral Motion, Inc. He paints (having been shown in New York, North Carolina, and Los Angeles), and has written for Makeup Artist Magazine as well as having had a book published about the first formative years of his career entitled I’m Rubber, You’re Glue. He is a continuing teacher of the Stan Winston School of Character Design and taught for nearly 3 years at the prestigious Cinema Makeup School in Los Angeles where he was both the Prosthetics and Special Effects instructor. Shannon and his wife, Tracy (a talented soprano and writer), recently relocated to the Gulf Coast and are enjoying their new adventures.

CREDITS

SWEET HOME (TV SERIES) (ON-SET CREATURE EFFECTS SUPERVISOR) (2020)

LOST IN SPACE (TV SERIES) (SPECIAL EFFECTS SUPERVISOR) (2018)

MEN IN BLACK 3 (PROSTHETIC MAKEUP EFFECTS: KEY ARTIST, CINOVATION STUDIOS) (2012)

CASINO ROYALE (PUPPETEER) (2006)

SPY KIDS 2: ISLAND OF LOST DREAMS (TECHNICIAN: KURTZMAN, NICOTERO & BERGER EFX GROUP, INC.) (2002)

SPY KIDS (SHOP FOREMAN: KURTZMAN, NICOTERO & BERGER EFX GROUP, INC.) (2001)

JURASSIC PARK (KEY ARTIST: STAN WINSTON STUDIO) (1993)

TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY (ART DEPARTMENT COORDINATOR: STAN WINSTON STUDIO) (1991)

DANCES WITH WOLVES (BUFFALO EFFECTS SUPERVISOR) (1990)

PREDATOR (ART DEPARTMENT COORDINATOR: CREATURE EFFECTS UNIT) (1987)

EVIL DEAD II (SPECIAL MAKEUP EFFECTS UNIT CREW) (1987)

STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME (CREATURE CREW: ILM) (1987)

ALIENS (1986)

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Shannon’s Professional Website

www.shannonsheaeffects.com

CHARLES J. WEBER

BOARD MEMBER

For the past 30 years, Charles J. Weber has been a successful senior executive in the Entertainment and Communications Industries. During this period Weber was the CEO of Lucasfilm Ltd., and COO of CanWest International Corp, Embassy Communications and Entertainment Company of America. He is also a member of The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Manhattan College and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Hofstra University.

EXPERIENCE

LUCASFILM LTD.

REZN8 PRODUCTIONS INC.

ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY OF AMERICA  (ECA)

GARY ARCHER

BOARD MEMBER

Gary Archer originally from the UK, is a Los Angeles based makeup artist/dental technician who has specialized in the creation, design and fabrication of dental prosthetics and oral appliances for almost 400 films, television shows and theatrical productions. Some of his past and most recent works have been the iconic AUSTIN POWERS teeth, the legendary BLADE fangs, and several custom dental prosthetics for ON BECOMING A GOD IN CENTRAL FLORIDA Gary’s studio, G.A. Enterprises, offers custom dental prosthetic services all across the US, Canada and throughout Europe via our affiliate partners.

CREDITS

SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME (DENTAL PROSTHETICS: USA) (2021)

SAVED BY THE BELL (TV SERIES) (DENTAL PROSTHETICS – 10 EPISODES) (2020)

WATCHMEN (TV MINI-SERIES) (DENTAL PROSTHETICS – 9 EPISODES) (2019)

 IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA (TV SERIES) (DENTAL PROSTHETICS – 10 EPISODES) (2019)

UNCUT GEMS (DENTAL PROSTHETICS: ADAM SANDLER) (2019)

AMERICAN HORROR STORY (TV SERIES) (DENTAL TECHNICIAN – 5 EPISODES) (2016)

AMERICAN SNIPER (DENTAL PROSTHETICS DESIGNER) (2014)

CALIFORNICATION (TV SERIES) (DENTAL PROSTHETICS – 15 EPISODES) (2012-2013)

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Gary’s Professional Website

www.bitemakers.co.uk

LINO STAVOLE

BOARD MEMBER

Lino Stavole works in the middle of murk, magic, monsters, and mathematical madness. Lino creates things using technology. He works as a project supervisor at Spectral Motion and oversees their digital manufacturing. Every day he produces amazing things in concert with groups of talented artists.

He specializes in the collaboration between art and new technology and is knowledgeable in a myriad of different 3d printing and additive manufacturing techniques and methods. Lino has constructed advanced 3d scanning systems in cooperation with the University of Kentucky’s Center for Visualization & Virtual Environments.

He has spoken at the Society of Manufacturing Engineers regarding adopting 3D technologies in the art and entertainment arenas. His goal is to advance the way we create by using innovative fabrication methods (and even developing some new ones).

CREDITS

 LOST IN SPACE (TV SERIES) (DIGITAL MANUFACTURING COORDINATOR – 10 EPISODES) (2018)

THE ORVILLE (TV SERIES) (ISAAC SUIT FABRICATION – 1 EPISODE) (2017)

TOO LATE (SPECIAL EFFECTS COORDINATOR: THE CREATURE COMPANY) (2015)

THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER (SPECIAL EFFECTS TECHNICIAN: MOLD DEPARTMENT, K.N.B. EFFECTS GROUP) (2010)

THE FINAL DESTINATION (SPECIAL EFFECTS TECHNICIAN: MOLD SHOP, KNB EFFECTS GROUP) (2009)

THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE (SPECIAL EFFECTS: TINSLEY TRANSFERS EFFECTS STUDIO) (2009)

DEJA VU (SPECIAL EFFECTS TECHNICIAN: MOLD DEPARTMENT, K.N.B EFFECTS GROUP) (2006)

THE ISLAND (MOLD/LAB TECHNICIAN: K.N.B. EFX GROUP) (2005)

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR BOARD MEMBER AND HIS WORK

Lino’s Professional Website

www.behold3d.me

ALEC GILLIS 

BOARD MEMBER

Alec Gillis began his professional career in 1980 at Roger Corman’s New World Pictures. While working with future luminaries such as James Cameron and Gale Ann Hurd, Alec also attended UCLA Film School. By 1985 he began working for Creature FX legend Stan Winston (“Aliens”, “Predator”, “Pumpkinhead”). There he met Tom Woodruff, Jr with whom he co-founded the Creature FX studio Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc. (ADI) in 1988.

The duo received an Oscar for their work on “Death Becomes Her”, as well as nominations for “Alien 3” and “Starship Troopers”. They also won BAFTAs and Saturn Awards for the films “Starship Troopers” and “Jumanji”.

Gillis is also a writer. His book Worlds: A Mission of Discovery has been optioned by a major studio. He’s also written a number of screenplays and created a TV series.

CREDITS

THE PREDATOR (CREATURE EFFECTS DESIGNER) (2018)

JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM (CREATURE EFFECTS DESIGNER) (2018)

SORRY TO BOTHER YOU (PUPPETEER) (2018)

IT (SPECIAL EFFECTS MAKEUP) (2017)

ENDER’S GAME (ALIEN CREATURE EFFECTS) (2013)

SKYLINE (CREATURE DESIGNER) (2010)

ALIENS VS. PREDATOR: REQUIEM (CREATURE EFFECTS DESIGNER AND CREATOR) / (SPECIAL EFFECTS SUPERVISOR) (2007)

ALIEN VS. PREDATOR (ALIEN EFFECTS) / (CREATURE EFFECTS CREATOR) / (CREATURE EFFECTS DESIGNER) (2004)

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Alec’s Professional Website

www.studioadi.com

BARRY R. KOPER

BOARD MEMBER

Barry has over 42 years experience in the field of makeup. He got his start in Santa Barbara doing a total of 32 Theatrical stage productions before moving to Los Angeles where he worked at Universal Studios Tour doing a Makeup Show called “Land of a 1000 Faces” where 2 makeup artists would makeup 2 guests from the audience and turn them into Frankenstein and his Bride!

Barry apprenticed with Oscar wining makeup artist John Chambers, who won an Oscar for his makeup’s on “The Planet of the Apes” Mr. Chambers recommended Mr. Koper to run the Makeup Effects Lab at CBS Studios, after 6 years Mr. Koper became the Head of Makeup at CBS and continued there for a total of 15 years, after which he left to do feature Films, Some of his credits include ,Addams family Values, Island of Dr. Moreau, Alien Resurrection, Holloman, Scary Movie 2 & 3, Bubble Boy, Syriana, Departed, Indiana Jones 4, Coach Carter, Dinner for Schmucks, We Bought a Zoo, X Men First Class, Thor, And Michael Jackson’s “This is it “He is best known for his very natural prosthetic work on Tim Allen in all 3 “Disney Santa Clause Movies” turning Tim into Santa! Mr. Koper has been nominated for the Emmy a total of 5 times and has won twice. Barry was also the creator of the column “Out of the Kit” for Makeup Artist Magazine, which he wrote for over 10 years.

CREDITS

RACE TO WITCH MOUNTAIN (KEY MAKEUP 2ND UNIT) (2009)

INDIANA JONES 4 (FX MAKEUP) (2008)

I AM LEGEND (SPECIAL EFFECTS MAKEUP) (2007)

SANTA CLAUSE 3 (DEPT. HEAD MAKEUP) (2006)

SIX FEET UNDER (TV SERIES) (EFX MAKEUP) (TV SERIES) (2005)

HAUNTED MANSION (EFX MAKEUP) (2003)

MARS ATTACKS (EFX MAKEUP) (1996)

MICHAEL JACKSON’S THRILLER (MUSIC VIDEO) (1982)

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Barry’s Professional Website

www.imdb.com