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Follow The Assassin through a forbidding world of tortured souls, decrepit bunkers, and wretched monstrosities forged from the most primordial horrors of the subconscious mind.Every set, creature, and effigy in this macabre masterpiece is hand-crafted and painstakingly animated using traditional stop-motion techniques. MAD GOD is a labor of love, a testament to the power of creative grit, and an homage to the timeless art of stop-motion animation.Ready your eyes. Ready your spirit. Prepare to meet your maker.
Phil Tippett is the founder and namesake of Tippett Studio. His varied career in visual effects has spanned more than 40 years and includes 2 Academy Awards, 6 Academy Award nominations, 1 BAFTA, 4 BAFTA nominations, 2 Emmys and the advent of modern digital effects in motion pictures.
 
As a child of seven, Phil was profoundly inspired by Ray Harryhausen’s stop-motion classic, ‘The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad’ and by Willis O’Brien’s classic character ‘King Kong’. His subsequent devotion to the creation of the fantastic creatures in film has become his raison d’etre. As a kid, and then as a student always drawing, sculpting and making animations he developed his skills in a broader context first with a Fine Arts degree from University of California, Irvine, then as an animator at the commercial house, Cascade Pictures, Los Angeles. As a young adult Phil sought out teachers and mentors establishing connections and friendships with Ray Harryhausen and Ray Bradbury.
As an adult, his career has been the stuff of legends. His pioneering stop-motion work on films like Star Wars and RoboCop helped expand the possibilities of science fiction, but they were only the first step. Rather than let CGI make his hand-made marvels obsolete, he embraced the medium through his contributions to Jurassic Park, proving his talents were in no danger of extinction.
We are thrilled to welcome one of the medium's masters for an artist talk about his career, as well as a screening of his decade-in-the-making (so far) animated series Mad God.

ARTIST TALK

SATURDAY NOV 23, 2PM
 
 
CSPACE KING EDWARD
1721 29 AVE SW
CALGARY, AB
     

Mad GOD Pt. 1-3

SATURDAY NOV 23, 9 PM
 
THE GLOBE CINEMA
617 8 AVE SW
CALGARY, AB
     

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Phil Tippett

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