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11 May 2014
In a special one-day event, 'Model Futures' celebrates the art of science fiction model making in film and television with talks and presentations by industry insiders.
Alan Shubrook, 12noon
Mat Irvine, 1.30pm
Mat Irvine in conversation with Mike Trim, 3pm
Mike Trim, Special Effects Designer
During the production of Thunderbirds, and its successors Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, Joe 90, the Secret Service and UFO, Mike was given the task of designing dozens of futuristic craft and installations, all of which would be constructed in miniature by the studio's model making team. These would then be filmed using ingenious special effects techniques to create realistic visions of the future, which still captivate viewers today.
Following the closure of the Andersons' studio Mike went on to work as an illustrator and concept artist in film and publishing, with perhaps his most famous work being the cover illustration for the Jeff Wayne 'War of the Worlds' concept album. More recently Mike's work has included revisiting the Anderson world with illustrations for the Haynes Thunderbirds manual, and commissions for Airfix box art, examples of which are featured in the museum's current exhibition.
Mat Irvine, Special Effects Designer
Mat Irvine spent over twenty year in the BBC Visual Effects Department. There he designed and created special effects and models for a variety of programmes ranging from Doctor Who and Blake's 7; through Horizon and QED and onto award-winning dramas Edge of Darkness and The Singing Detective. He also appeared in front of the cameras on Saturday morning kids' programmes such as Multi-Coloured Swap Shop and Saturday Superstore, and co-presented the design and technology programme TECHNO.
Other television credits include Future Fantastic, a Tomorrow's World spin-off, which he was one of the producers and directors and Robot Wars, which he co-devised. Most recently he has worked on both new Doctor Who and its spin-off, The Sarah-Jane Adventures, for which he operated K-9. Mat has also written various books on science, special effects and model-making, most recent titles including 'BBC VFX' with colleague Mike Tucker, and 'Scale Car Modelling'. Mat regularly gives talks and presents displays of original props and models at conventions and modelling shows, and also holds regular events such as smallspace and HaMeX (Hanslope Model Expo) at his local village hall in Buckinghamshire.
Alan Shubrook, Model-Maker
After applying for a job in the art department at the Slough studios of AP Films (later Century 21 Productions) in 1966, Alan was instead taken on as model-maker in the special effects department on the strength of a model building presented at his interview. Alan continued working in the department as a model-maker and special effects assistant until the studio closed in 1970, helping to develop new model-making techniques.
During his time with the company Alan would spend spare moments photographing the work of the effects unit, building up a unique behind the scenes record of the processes they employed. After Century 21 closed, Alan entered the publishing industry, while continuing to work as a photographer.
If you would like more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org call the event organiser on 0208 358 4997.
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