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Ray Harryhausen’s Greatest Films!

Ray Harryhausen is one of the greatest Stop Motion Animators of all time! Here are some of our favorites

7th Voyage of Sinbad Clash of the Titans Jason and the Argonauts Mighty Joe Young One Million Years B.C. Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger The Golden Voyage of Sinbad

Creature Corps
Source: Ryan Rotten, Managing Editor
April 1, 2010
Robert Kurtzman, when he’s not directing, is still slinging rubber and getting his hands dirty in the FX shop.

He’s launched Creature Corps., a division of Precinct 13 Entertainment which he founded when he parted ways with KNB EFX years ago. And the purpose of this new outfit is to create a costume line and original twisted creations which were on display at this year’s National Haunters Convention in St. Louis.  See more pictures at http://shocktillyoudrop.com/news/topnews.php?id=14723

In addition to designing fantastic creations for the haunted attraction industry, the Creature Corps Team is currently busy creating FX the upcoming Bollywood superhero film RA-One staring India Superstar Shahrukh Khan, as well as the horror projects Jinn from director Ajmal Ahmad and Sucker with director Michael Mansasseri.

For more, visit CreatureCorps.net.

Making Movie Magic: K.N.B. EFX Group


K.N.B. EFX Group background:

In 1988, Robert Kurtzman along with Gregory Nicotero and Howard Berger, formed K.N.B. EFX Group, a special effects studio which has gone on to work on over 600 film and television projects. K.N.B. has won numerous awards, including an Emmy Award in 2001 for their work on the 2000 Sci Fi Channel miniseries Frank Herbert’s Dune.  They were awarded an Academy Award in 2006 for achievement in makeup for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

In 2002, Kurtzman left K.N.B. EFX Group. Kurtzman and his wife, relocated their family to Crestline, Ohio, and started their own production company, Precinct 13 Entertainment. Founded in 2003, Precinct 13 is described as a Film/Television and Radio Commercial/Visual Effects production facility.

From the current K.N.B. website: http://www.knbefxgroup.com/

Transformers, Pulp Fiction, Dances with Wolves, Land of the Dead, The Green Mile, Sin City, Spy Kids, The Chronicles of Narnia, Army of Darkness; The Island….These aren’t merely the names of great genre films; they’re iconic interpretations of some of the most imaginative and groundbreaking special makeup effects ever created.  KNB EFX Group is the force behind some of the most memorable effects put on film.  With work on over 600 films, including 5 Oscar winners, and dozens of awards; including an Oscar of their own, one Emmy, one BAFTA award, and a whole host of Saturn’s, KNB is the culmination of two decades of creative passion for making real what was previously unreal and unimagined.  Over the last 20 years, Greg Nicotero and Howard Berger’s company has grown and matured within the ever changing landscape of makeup and creature effects.  KNB’s principal philosophy has remained consistent: deliver ground breaking visually spectacular EFX while breathing life into the illusion of what is seen on the screen.

K.N.B. EFX Group Howard Berger and Gregory Nicotero

K.N.B. EFX Group Howard Berger and Gregory Nicotero