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To celebrate Halloween this year, Dread Central cooked up something special with the Stan Winston School of Character Arts: Seven Days of Stan Winston’s Famous Monsters. Yesterday we brought you a look at James Cameron’s Aliens, and today we have more exclusive goodies!
As one of the premier special effects artists of his or any generation, Stan Winston was the man behind many of modern cinema’s greatest creatures, villains and superheroes, including one of the most iconic characters of the 1980’s- The Terminator.
Winston’s work with The Terminator franchise didn’t end with the original film either; he went on to work on the subsequent sequels until his passing in June 2008 (he was actively involved with the effects work on Terminator: Salvation at the time), and his work on Cameron’s blockbuster sequel, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, garnered Winston two Oscars for his groundbreaking make-up and visual effects.
While he may have been responsible for countless unforgettable creations throughout his career, it was Winston’s work on The Terminator that catapulted him into the forefront of the special effects industry and would also mark the beginning of a long-standing collaborative relationship between himself and Cameron that spanned over 25 years.
Check out our exclusive behind-the-scenes gallery from The Terminator below (big thanks to the Stan Winston School of Character Arts for all these goodies), including several shots from Winston’s workshop (including a certain Mr. Schwarzenegger getting a lifecast done), and look for more of Stan Winston’s Famous Monsters through Halloween!
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