Making Monsters for Harry Potter
Afternoon Lecture – Madeleine Spencer
Coinciding with the British Library Harry Potter Exhibition
Special effects artist Madeleine Spencer is an internationally acknowledged expert in crafting SFX monsters for films; she wrote the leading book on the subject, teaches online, and has fans worldwide. Having 17 years experience in the film industry, Madeleine helped to bring some of your favourite creatures and characters to life including some of those on The Harry Potter films, which she did while at Los Angeles’ Gentle Giant Studios. She was also involved in making the magical beings and characters in The Hobbit franchise.
In this illustrated lecture she talks about what it was like to help bring mythic creatures to life by showing examples from across her portfolio. She will also discuss how her own interest in magic influenced her approach. And if there are any budding SFX monster makers in the audience, they’ll learn how a designer’s career can start and evolve.
Ms Spencer is an entertaining and engaging speaker, so we promise you an uplifting hour with much food for thought.