Illustrated Horror

There's nothing like the illustrated image of horror. It somehow stirs the imagination with excitement and adventure. I've always been attracted to bad films with great names, The Horrors of Spider Island, Zombies of the Underworld, Caverns of the Undead. The graphics and imagery that were used to promote them were extremely exciting, usually painted, and suggested a story far more interesting then the one they were selling.

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Psycho House in 3D





I've been teaching a SketchUp modeling class at the Los Angeles Film School. The building I'm working in use to be the Klasky Csupo animation studio.  I remember dropping off my portfolio there years before... I knew I'd have the opportunity to work there one day.

After a brief intro to the 3D software, I had the students take on a term long challenging project that involved the accurate reconstruction of the Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho House.  We were able to work with drawn plans, elevations and reference photos.  Here are a couple images of the final version...

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