Episode 74: TyRuben Ellingson talks Special Effects and Concept Design

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Two interviews for the price of one this July as we post yet another podcast for you good folks to listen to while you drive.  This time it’s a lengthy chat with artist (not pictured above; that’s Adam Savage of TVs Mythbusters fame). The interview is with artist / concept designer TyRuben Ellingson who designed that fancy glove in the picture. He’s worked on films like Jurassic Park, Twister, Men in Black, Avatar, and most recently Pacific Rim.  He’s had a long standing relationship as the go-to concept guy for director Guillermo del Toro so, naturally as we’re celebrating del Toro’s work this month, we pulled TyRuben in for a bit of a talk (over 4 hours!) to learn all about working with Guillermo, as well as for the entertainment industry in general.

Click the play button for a listen (we’re also on iTunes if you’ve got your MP3 player handy) and check out those photographs from Ty’s collection. Isn’t Guillermo adorable.

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(L to R) Matthew Robbins, Guillermo del Toro, TyRuben Ellingson

(L to R) Matthew Robbins, Guillermo del Toro, TyRuben Ellingson

(L to R) Mike Mignola, TyRuben Ellingson

(L to R) Mike Mignola, TyRuben Ellingson

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