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The FX Artist Poll

Creature FX artists who have gone on record about the "autopsy film"...

Opinion - "Fake"

Phil Tippett
"That's a rubber guy." (Fox-TV news interview, November 8th, 1996)

  • Academy Awards: Jurassic Park, Return of the Jedi
  • Founder, Tippett Studio.
  • Credits include: Starship Troopers, Star Wars trilogy, Robocop trilogy, Dragonheart, Dragonslayer
  • IMDB listing
  • Website: www.tippett.com

Stan Winston
"Do I think it's a hoax? Absolutely." (Time Magazine, November 27th, 1995)

  • Academy Awards: Jurassic Park, Terminator II, Aliens
  • Founder, Stan Winston Studios. Co-Founder, Digital Domain
  • Credits include: Interview with the Vampire, Terminator II, Congo
  • IMDB listing
  • Website: www.swfx.com

Dick Smith
Dick Smith has been a makeup FX artist for fifty years, and pioneered many of the techniques used in the industry today.

  • Academy Awards: Amadeus
  • Credits include: Little Big Man, The Exorcist, The Godfather
  • IMDB listing

Steve Johnson
"I think it was made by excited kids. I really do." (ABC 20/20 interview, April 4, 1997)

Also interviewed for "Alien Autopsy - Fact or Fiction?"
His interview did not appear in the broadcast.

  • Emmy Award: Special Makeup FX for Stephen King's The Stand
  • Owner/founder, Steve Johnson's XFX, Inc.
  • Credits include: SPECIES, The Roswell Incident, The Abyss
  • IMDB listing

Tom Williamson
"It's a b&w film of a little rubber dude, nothing more."

  • Visual Effects Supervisor, Computer Cafe
  • Credits include: Armageddon, Lord of Illusions, Ghostbusters 2
  • Website: www.computercafe.com

Rick Lazzarini

John Vulich

  • Emmy Awards: Achievement in Makeup for Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Babylon 5
  • Co-founder, Optic Nerve Studios.
  • Credits include: The Dark Half, Night of the Living Dead (1990), Day of the Dead
  • IMDB listing

Alec Gillis

  • Co-Founder, ADI (Amalgamated Dynamics, Incorporated)
  • Credits include: Starship Troopers, Alien Resurrection, Alien³
  • IMDB listing

Tony Gardner

  • Owner/Founder, Alterian Studios
  • Credits include: The Addams Family, Darkman, Return of the Living Dead
  • IMDB listing

Gordon Smith

  • Company: FXSMITH (Toronto, Canada)
  • Credits include: Natural Born Killers, JFK, Jacob's Ladder

Bill Corso

  • Emmy Awards: Special Makeup FX for The Shining, Stephen King's The Stand
  • Credits include: Planet of the Apes, The Grinch, The Shining (miniseries)
  • IMDB listing

Joel Harlow

  • Emmy Award: Special Makeup FX for Stephen King's The Stand
  • IMDB listing

Mark Setrakian

  • Chief Creature Mechanic, Rick Baker Studio
  • Credits include: Planet of the Apes, The Grinch, Men In Black
  • IMDB listing

Peter Abrahamson

  • Animatronic technician, puppeteer
  • Credits include: Born To Be Wild, Alien 3, Dinosaurs!
  • IMDB listing

Scott Coulter

  • Creature Animation and Computer Graphics designer
  • Credits include: Devil in a Blue Dress, The Prophecy, Mortal Kombat
  • IMDB listing

Andre Bustanoby

  • Visual FX Supervisor, Digital Domain
  • Credits include: Lake Placid, Titanic, SPECIES
  • IMDB listing

Bart Mixon

  • Makeup and Visual FX artist
  • Credits include: Beast, RoboCop
  • IMDB listing

Bret Mixon

  • Visual FX artist
  • Credits include: Terminator, Terminator II, Terminator 3-D
  • IMDB listing

Opinion - "Real"

We have yet to find a creature FX artist who believes the autopsy is real.
(But we're still asking around!)

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