Making a Monster, The first last word on 3D MONSTER design, reveals the artistic secrets of your favorite vintage fantasy films. This book is filled with detailed accounts of the early era of make- up processes and ingenious solutions to the challenges of pre-CGI Visual FX. Ideal for film enthusiasts and classrooms.
Sue Roy Humphries’ historic aggregation work featuring behind-the-scenes documentation of sci-fi and horror classics in theatrical make-up effects has been all but hidden from the world for decades. Originally published in 1980, Making a Monster has been long out of print. Matrika Press is delighted to revive this manuscript on its 40th Anniversary in response to those seeking a comprehensive montage of this highly creative aspect of film-making.
While the manuscript reveals the trade and techniques of transforming some of Hollywood’s most beautiful and beloved icons into infamous vil- lains and fantastical creatures, its content also lends a lens unto the human psyche, including that of choosing what to believe in.
Matrika Press is delighted to publish this 40th Anniversary Edition of Making a Monster on behalf of Sue Roy Humphries. In doing so, Matrika Press had the author’s original published manuscript scanned with photographic quality techniques and reassembled in digitized format to be utilized for both print and electronic books. This modern-day copy/paste technique cannot perfectly mirror the original manuscript, yet every effort has been made to maintain the integrity of the digitized copy in the transition process.