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Workshop: How to Make a Monster


How To Make A Monster

Join us for a casual talk with Academy Award Winning Special Effect Designer, Tom Woodruff Jr. Woodruff Jr. will discussing the art of motion picture practical effects, make-up and creature design as one of one of Hollywood’s leading artists.

Tom Woodruff Jr worked under legendary SFX artist Stan Winston on The Terminator, Predator, Pumpkinhead and Alienmovies before partnering with fellow Winston designer/technician, Alec Gillis, and forming their own company, Amalgamated Dynamics (ADI). ADI quickly became one of the most successful effects companies in Hollywood with credits such as: Tremors, Starship Troopers, Alien 3, Alien vs. Predator, Demolition Man, Wolf, The X-Files, Cast Away, Spiderman, Zookeeper, It, Godzilla vs. Kong, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, San Andreas, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The Nun, Prey, Smile and many others.

In addition to designing effects, Tom is also a monster suit performer, writer and director. Tom has won a number of industry awards and was nominated for an Academy Award for his work on Starship Troopers and Alien 3. He won an Academy Award for his work on Death Becomes Her.


Oct 28 2023


10:00 am - 12:00 pm




GoggleWorks Boscov Theatre
201 Washington St, Reading, PA 19601


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