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MOVIES AND MONSTERS: Professional production of each

Ko Maruyama

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)

Los Angeles, CA

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I want to design masks!   more info Ended $10.00 $1.24
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It's not just about Wolfbaby...

divineorder posterHORROR FILMMAKING
with Maureen Whelan / Patrick O'Bell / Frank H. Woodward / Andy Gates

This month, we'll hear from two indie film makers as they discuss process for successully developing a horror movie. Both have worked on several movies, some small, some wide release.  Learn how to apply techniques scalable to any project.

Maureen "Mo" Whelan is a former automotive gear-head turned filmmaker, writer and traditional artist. She started her career as an animator for a small computer graphics company. Soon after, she was an assistant computer animator and computer modeler on "South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut."  She continued her career working at various production and post-production studios in Los Angeles as a computer graphic artist, production manager, post supervisor and in marketing. Additionally, she was in charge of film licensing and acquisitions for and was a content producer for Animation Nation, a television series that aired on MyTV New England. 

Currently, she is the co-writer and co-director for "No Service," a Last Doorway Productions film. She wrote, produced and directed two short films "The Suburban Count" and "A Sin That Cannot Be Forgiven." She is a producer for the feature film’s "Client 14", and "The Divine Order." She has also written for the horror / comedy publication Girls and Corpses Magazine and the animation news site,

Patrick O’Bell has over 15 years work experience in production. His career has varied from cinematography to acting, but his main focus now is directing and writing for feature films. He developed most of his production tools from working on major commercials (i.e. NIKE) and film/digital projects with filmmakers such as Jerry Zucker and Corky Quakenbush. As a Fine Arts Major, he initially wanted to be an actor and has studied his craft with Eric Morris and Steve Easton. Having worked for major studios such as SONY and MGM, Patrick has seen the waste and derivative nature that has plagued many new films. His ultimate goal by creating a production company to reinvigorate the current marketplace by making bold and original content. He is currently wrapping production on his latest film "The Divine Order" to be released in 2014.

Frank H. Woodward is a producer, director, writer and documentary filmmaker. 
His feature documentaries are fed by a deep love of sci-fi, horror and fantasy.  Frank’s first film was the award winning LOVECRAFT: FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN. This chronicle of the life, work and mind of author H.P. Lovecraft featured interviews with Neil Gaiman, John Carpenter and Guillermo Del Toro.
His other documentary work includes MEN IN SUITS, a look at the art of creature suits and the actors that bring those characters to life including Doug Jones, Tom Woodruff, Jr. and the original Godzilla, Haruo Nakajima.
As a screenwriter, Frank recently wrote the horror sequel WRONG TURN 6: LAST RESORT for Fox and the SyFy Original Movie BLACK FOREST.  He was also an executive producer on the upcoming film FIREQUAKE.
Currently, Frank is completing work on a short film while developing new documentaries and film projects.  A newly, self proclaimed “film anarchist”, Frank is thrilled to explore new frontiers for independent filmmakers beyond the Hollywood system.

Chris KornAwesome monstermaker, character designer,C4D, Photoshop & ZBrush artist, mograph and VFX artist will join us to talk about his new sculpting work.  

Chris Korn is freelance animator, sculptor, filmmaker, and special effects artist fresh from the arctic landscape of Minnesota.  His previous work as a 3D artist can be seen in commercial and music video productions.

Recently, Chris has been working on 3D sculpting and character design, using a variety of different software.  He'll come to talk about his process of creature design and sculpting.  Come see how it might apply to your next monster manifestation. 

Plus - mask making for prizes.  Did you get a mask at last month's meeting?  design the front, write your name on the back.  We're giving away some major door prizes this month. (you can participate at the event if you didn't: blanks available 






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When & Where

Barnsdall Art Park
4800 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)

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