Local 706 - The Artisan

Fall 2017

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42 • THE ARTISAN FALL 2017 F or me, when the first Guardians of the Galaxy (GOTG) hit theaters back in 2014, it came from left field. This was a film that I had not read about, heard about, seen blurbs about … nothing. Then I started seeing the billboards around Los Angeles. So, when I finally saw the film, I was totally blown away. Not only from the writing, the comedic slant, the visual effects, but from the characters, the worlds, the universe that the make-up and hair departments created. Kudos to David White and Lizzie Georgiou for all their design and direction, and for their team's hard work. Fast-forward to the summer of 2015, we were in Montreal representing Legacy Effects (L.E.) for John Rosengrant and finishing up another X-Men film, when I got the call from Shane Mahan and Lindsay MacGowan. Legacy Effects had just picked up Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and asked if I would like to be involved. When you google the phrase "Have big shoes to fill," many definitions come up. But the one that best fits this occasion is: "To have to meet high expectations about something that came before." I was told that we would inherit the Guardians make-ups—Gamora, Drax, Nebula and Yondu. We were also going to be creating some new characters, Mantis and Taserface, and would get to create some new looks for a whole slew of Ravagers. Marvel delivered a list of upgrades that they wanted for the Guardians characters. It was our job to stream- line and make better which was already beautiful. The Third Department After the preliminary meetings, we knew this was going to be a massive undertaking. BIG SHOES TO FILL B Y B R I A N S I P E D E PA R T M E N T H E A D M A K E - U P F O R L E G AC Y E F F E C T S Chris Sullivan as Taserface Yondu

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