Horror fans with an affinity for practical FX are quite familiar with Studio ADI, the production company founded by makeup & prosthetic legends Tom Woodruff, Jr. and Alec Gillis. Over the past 25 years, their incredible creature creations have inhabited many of Hollywood’s most successful and impactful thrillers. While always hard at work in the film industry, Studio ADI is launching a collection of fine art based on some of their most iconic works. A series based on Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection will be available to order beginning December 1st—just in time for the holidays!
From Today’s Press Release:
For 30 years, Los Angeles based Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc. (studioADI) has been the premier Creature Effects studio in the motion picture business. studioADI was co-founded by the Academy Award-winning duo of Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr. in 1988. The team has been responsible for 3 decades of iconic Creature Characters from the Alien and Predator franchises to the recent smash hit horror film IT. Today Woodruff and Gillis announced The studioADI Collection, art inspired by their iconic creations from Alien³ and Alien: Resurrection.
The studioADI Collection consists of high-quality fine art pieces which are not mere collectibles replicated by factory workers. These are hand-crafted works of art created by the same studio and artists who originally created them for the films, from the actual molds used in the production of the history-making films Alien³and Alien: Resurrection.
“This is the collection designed for fans of these entries into the Alien franchise as well as aficionados of the art of creatures and monsters of iconic pedigree,” said Woodruff.
Have a look at some of the products below.
“The Newborn” from Alien: Resurrection was the terrifying mix of human and Alien DNA gone wrong. This Full-Scale Bust is cast from hand-laid translucent polyester resin from ADI’s original production molds and is painted to the same exacting specifications by ADI’s painter who painted the character for the original film. The piece measures 30″x20″x40″
“The Queen Alien Embryo” was seen in David Fincher’s Alien³ was nestled next to the beating heart of Ripley, played by Sigourney Weaver. Cast in translucent urethane and hand painted by the same ADI artists who created the piece for the film in 1991. At 7″ x 9″ this piece of art is perfect for desktop display.
Feast your eyes on everything available beginning December 1st, HERE.
We are Academy Award-winning creators of special characters and character effects. Calling upon a diverse range of talents and techniques, we create prosthetic make-ups, animatronic puppets, actor duplicates and replica animals. With over twenty-five years of professional experience, we bring “real” character effects to the set to interact with actors, lighting, and practical atmosphere. We pride ourselves on working with the industry’s leading cgi companies to find the right balance of digital and practical effects. We continue to provide film-makers with realistic and economical character effects that best serve the story and the production.