John M.

James M.

Picture this, its 1984, Ghostbusters has just been released, and i'm sat squirming in a cinema seat watching a green gelatinous blob circle the chandeliers of the Sedgewick Hotel.

 

10 minutes later, im fast asleep. Well I was only 3...

 

My facination with the world of 'Special Effects' began at that moment. A facination that would stay with me not only through

my childhood, but my enitre adult life as well. 

 

Growing up in the 80's provided some of the most inspiring cinematic experiences I could have ever asked for. From the visual effects of John Dykstra, to the creature effects of Stan Winston, inspiration was only a 'play' button away.  

 

It was this inspiration that led to the creation of R9. An outlet not only for my creative passion, but a means of sharing that passion with a wider audience.

 

With that green gelatinous blob began a journey. A journey I hope to continue right up until I meet Ray on the 'other side'...

 

JM

 

John M.

Of course like so many others of my generation it begins with Star Wars, more specifically Return Of The Jedi.  

 

I didn't know it at the time but the brilliance of George Lucas' vision would be the catalyst for my own creativity, along with the works of Ridley Scott, James Cameron, Syd Mead and all the other visionaries who made that period such a golden age for Sci Fi.

   

My education led me down a different path,  but I could never pass up the chance to integrate my own  designs into whatever project I was working on (whether it was asked for or not :).

 

Now with R9 I have the opportunity to design and create without any artifical constraints, and with only our collective imagination to limit us. 

 

So thanks George and the team at ILM. Without you I don't know what I would be doing right now. I doubt it would be as much fun or as interesting. 

 

Johnny.

Of course like so many others of my generation it begins with Star Wars, more specifically Return Of The Jedi.  

 

I didn't know it at the time but the brilliance of George Lucas' vision would be the catalyst for my own creativity, along with the works of Ridley Scott, James Cameron, Syd Mead and all the other visionaries who made that period such a golden age for Sci Fi.

   

My education led me down a different path,  but I could never pass up the chance to integrate my own  designs into whatever project I was working on (whether it was asked for or not :).

 

Now with R9 I have the opportunity to design and create without any artifical constraints, and with only our collective imagination to limit us. 

 

So thanks George and the team at ILM. Without you I don't know what I would be doing right now. I doubt it would be as much fun or as interesting. 

 

Johnny.

Picture this, its 1984, Ghostbusters has just been released, and i'm sat squirming in a cinema seat watching a green gelatinous blob circle the chandeliers of the Sedgewick Hotel.

 

10 minutes later, im fast asleep. Well I was only 3...

 

My facination with the world of 'Special Effects' began at that moment. A facination that would stay with me not only through

my childhood, but my enitre adult life as well. 

 

Growing up in the 80's provided some of the most inspiring cinematic experiences I could have ever asked for. From the visual effects of John Dykstra, to the creature effects of Stan Winston, inspiration was only a 'play' button away.  

 

It was this inspiration that led to the creation of R9. An outlet not only for my creative passion, but a means of sharing that passion with a wider audience.

 

With that green gelatinous blob began a journey. A journey I hope to continue right up until I meet Ray on the 'other side'...

 

JM

 

James M.

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