Tim Baggaley played the one-armed zombie in Shaun of the Dead. He's a damn nice fella, an actor, talented graphic designer and a fabulous dancer.
In this episode, we chat about his experience on set and his recollections of being among the undead.
As we chatted, he reminded me of a few other things we had worked on together and we get into the nitty-gritty of whether or not we should see the genitals of monsters. Sounds like a fun tangent, but it is a serious consideration when making creature suits.
After all, their absence may be as strange as whatever freakishly upsetting creature-junk one may wish to design in their place. Who wants to write that back story?
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We talked through the difficulties involved in getting ready to be attacked with records and cricket bats, shovels and the heat whilst caked in blood.
Also, as you'll hear, some very cool comic book related stuff which was an exciting discovery. You may recall in the bumper podcast episode #55 that Stuart Conran mentioned the back story to the Hulking Zombie, how he came to be a zombie and why he was there with Mary.
I mentioned this to Mark and not only was he aware of it but he has the actual original panels framed at his home!
Check pics in the accompanying blog post here.
Many thanks for listening.
-Stuart & Todd
John is a well known FX artist who has since gone on to work at Tussauds and is a freelance artist.
I think you will get a real kick out of hearing his take, a perfect attitude to how to feel when creating. We chat about what it means to sculpt, that internal dialogue we all have when creating something new,
Fact checking bellend: In this, I mistakenly assign Constantin Brâncuși as the artist behind 'Nude Descending a Staircase (No. 2)' which of course it wasn't - it was Marcel Duchamp.
The Barclays Bank commercial directed by Ridley Scott.
John Schoonraad Episode: https://battleswithbitsofrubber.com/14-scanners-schoonraads/
Neill Gorton Episode: https://battleswithbitsofrubber.com/51-neill-gorton/
Kris Costa: https://www.instagram.com/theantropus/
Olya Anufrieva: https://www.instagram.com/he77ga/
Follow John on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jcormican/
Johns website: https://johncormican.co.uk/
- Stuart & Todd
Air bubbles of one kind or another are inevitable if you deal with materials which start out life as a liquid and then later solidify such as plaster, latex, silicone and resin. Let’s take a look at what can happen, why, and what to do about it.
Blog post accompanying this post: https://battleswithbitsofrubber.com/58-airbubbles/