Upon leaving school he directly landed his first job as a Muppeteer in 1980 on The Great Muppet Caper filling in on crowd scenes and doubling up for main characters. This directly led to building Podlings and Slaves for The Dark Crystal and then actually performing the Slavemaster Skeksis for the film.
December 28th, 2015
This week we are celebrating the Holidays and Star Wars by chatting with the amazingly talented Nien Nunb...... Uh, Mike Quinn..... Mike started performing at young age with a professional magic act at the age of 8 and a puppet show that ended in a pie fight at aged 9! After becoming fascinated by "The Muppet Show", he knew that was the future for puppetry. He first met Jim Henson and his puppeteers as a fan in 1977, later visiting the set of "The Muppet Show" bringing along home made Muppet style puppets on a regular basis and learning and receiving much encouragement.
This was a really fun chat about Mike's work both as a Muppet and as an animator at Pixar.
December 23rd, 2015
This week we have a very geeky chat with Composer Tree Adams. We not only talk music but comics, geekdom and tons of genre film and TV.
You will recognize his work in shows like The 100, The Middle Man, Californication and movies like Super, Dawn of The Dead
December 8th, 2015
This week we chat with Composer Edwin Wendler, but this chat goes in depth on the technical side of Composing more than any conversation that we've had. Ed talks to us about audio levels, not over powering the film and why it happens sometimes.
December 2nd, 2015
This week we chatted with Daniel James Lund. Dan is a Visual FX animator at Disney, he has worked on such films as The Lion King, Beauty and The Beast, Aladdin, Brother Bear and Frozen....there's a lot more...just look at his IMDB under Dan Lund.
But Dan's true passion is film in general and we chat about that, Star Wars, Star Trek and of course about the recent animated short that he has directed entitled Aria for Cow.