Learn the Art & Technology of Character FX

For over 40 years, Stan Winston has been synonymous with iconic fantasty characters. Whether it's the killer cyborgs of The Terminator or the creatures of Aliens, Winston Studios continutes to push the limits of art, technology, and imagination. Learn standard techniques in creature creation from the special effects masters. Dedicated to Stan Winston's work, the Stan Winston School of Character Arts seeks to preserve his memory by inspiring and fostering the next generation of character creators. These online training materials connect the world's finest artists and technicians with students all over the world. Push the boundaries of character creation and learn how to make your ideas become reality!

How to Body Cast on a Budget

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How To Life-Cast - Head, Hands & Teeth

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How to Make a Sci-Fi Helmet - Part 1

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How to Make a Sci-Fi Helmet - Part 2

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How to Make a Sci-Fi Helmet - Part 3

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Hybrid Characters

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Metallic Painting Techniques - Real Metal Effects (Predator)

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Metallic Painting Techniques - Robot Finishes (Terminator)

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Prosthetic Makeup Basics - Gelatin Facial Appliances Part 1

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Prosthetic Makeup Basics - Gelatin Facial Appliances Part 2

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Sculpture Techniques: Textures & Forms

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Stan Winston Studios: Behind the Scenes Vol. 1

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Creature Sculpting - Working with a Live Model

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Garage Monsters

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Garage Monsters - Shop Basics Part 1

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Garage Monsters 2

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Make A Monster - Plastic Bag Technology

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Making Creature Eyes

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How to Build a Hand & Rod Puppet Part 1 - Understructure

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How to Build a Hand & Rod Puppet Part 2 - Fabrication

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How to Build a Hand & Rod Puppet Part 3 - Final Assembly

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How To Make a Foam Puppet - Part 1

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How to Make a Foam Puppet Part 2 - Foam Carving & Creating Mechanisms

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How to Make a Foam Puppet Part 3 - Paint, Dye, Texture & Facial Features

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How To Make A Hand Puppet - Plastic Bag Monster

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How To Make A Monster Puppet - Rods & Cables

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Animatronic Character Creation: Organic Mechanics Part 1

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Animatronic Character Creation: Organic Mechanics Part 2

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Animatronic Control Systems - Arduino Programming Basics - Part 1

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Animatronic Control Systems - Arduino Programming Basics - Part 2

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Animatronic Control Systems - Arduino Programming Basics - Part 3

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Animatronics Design Basics

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Cable Mechanism Basics - Tentacles

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How To Make An Eye Mech - Design, 3D Print & Assembly

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Junkyard Robots

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Making A Mechanical Hand

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Robot Brains - Animatronic Character Servo Control

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