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Odd Studio to Provide Make-Up Effects for Alien: Covenant

Odd Studio is to provide make-up effects for Alien: Covenant. Talking to If.com.au about their Oscar win for their work on Mad Max: Fury Road, Odd Studio owners and directors Damian Martin and Adam Johansen briefly mentioned that they would be providing the make-up effects for Alien: Covenant:

“For their next gig, Martin and Johansen are sinking their teeth into another sequel to an iconic sci-fi franchise – Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant. The two are on creature effects for the film, which they describe as “a dream job for us rubber monster nerds!”

Odd Studio to provide make-up effects for Alien: Covenant. The studio recently won an Oscar for their work on Mad Max: Fury Road. Odd Studio to Provide Make-Up Effects for Alien: Covenant

Odd Studio to provide make-up effects for Alien: Covenant. The studio recently won an Oscar for their work on Mad Max: Fury Road.

The quote from Martin and Johansen doesn’t state specifically what work they’ll be providing but the If.com.au article says it’ll be “creature effects.” We have reached out to Odd Studio for a clarification on the matter.

Odd Studio has an impressive list of credits to their name that spans many genres. Whilst Odd Studio hasn’t worked with Sir Ridley Scott before they have worked on several science-fiction productions including Wolverine, Superman Returns, Farscape, The Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions and the last two Star Wars prequels, Attack Of The Clones and Revenge Of The Sith. Most recently they have also been working on Duncan Jones’s World of Warcraft.

Thanks to Stolen for the news.



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Comments: 19
  1. Corporal Hicks
    Assuming they actually get told to design something more akin to the biomechanical Alien, I have nothing but confidence that they'd be able to do it and execute it perfectly. I say it again and again but they got far too much flak.

    Tom Woodruff also posted this on Facebook last night...

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    Meeting at Fox. #coolproject #pfx #secret no #spoiler. It's what we live for. #moretocome #adi #studioadi

    https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xal1/v/t1.0-9/10429431_10207128271857399_2169002372647210081_n.jpg?oh=8ab76e0d4a5c059ee9588f3970dab0c8&oe=577DC97D
  2. Richman678
    I just didn't want to see ADI get involved with this one. I hated the creature designs for A:Res and the AVP movies. (It's because they gave the Aliens a grin...i hate it when they grin)
  3. XENOMORPHOSIS
    If you've seen the behind the scenes documentary furious gods the Deacon Puppet did kinda of come across as stoic in terms of natural fluid movement.

    http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/prometheus/images/8/8c/Deacon_prop.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20130227185716

    In the final film thy clearly applied cgi.

    Is it just of matter of how many takes they took they felt that it didn't quite look convincing, or could it have been just to be on the safe side?

    Scott had a tough time filming the Chestburster Scene form the original Alien, set up, timing, technical difficulties ect but though it was clearly a puppet your caught in the moment and believe that the puppet is a real creature, they used the right angles and timing capturing the scene perfectly.

    It is just a matter of Lighting the Set, not wanting to resort to footage which differs from the story boards and High Definition Footage makes it harder to convey the old tricks of practical effects to work?

    While I myself and not apposed to them applying cgi, I suggest they use it accordingly, or else we'll get what happened to The Thing 2011 prequel, with all the practical effects erased by the cgi.
  4. locusta
    Just hope that most of the effects are practical ones and allot of suit action with good way of shooting it.  Thumbs up to Odd Studio, very happy for You guys and be terrific as usual!
  5. XENOMORPHOSIS
    I wonder if Ridley Scott will dedicate this movie to HR Giger the Alien Designer and Carlo Rambaldi who made the Creature Effects.

    Shame that Legacy Studio who are the successor of Stan Winston Studios who worked on the Creature Effects from Aliens nor Amalgamated Dynamic Inc who did the Creature Effects for Alien 3, Alien Resurrection AVP and AVP-R aren't returning to handle the Creature Effects. I guess Ridley selecting the team he feels are best suited in bringing the Xenomorph to the big screen. I must say I'm glad they're still utilizing Practical Effects and not going overboard with CGI.

    On another note do any of you think this Alien esthetic will be more closer to the bio-mechanical look of the original Alien from 1979, because all movies Particularly Alien Resurrection up to Prometheus went with a more overtly Organic quality. https://images3.alphacoders.com/239/239249.jpg

      http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/aliens/images/b/b1/Deacon_alien_prometheus_born.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20130922115612
  6. 426Buddy

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    Didn't those Star Wars films have aliens in them?  :P

    Well when I think of all the practical creature effects used in the prequel films, actual complex animatronic creature effects don't come to mind. But like I said if Ridley hired em they'll probably do great work.

    Also some of the pics hicks posted do look good.
  7. Corporal Hicks
    Hmm... thats a big ol' list of projects they've worked on. Not seeing anything that would make them the apparent choice for an alien movie but I'll i give them a shot 8)

    I trust Ridley to deliver good FX in all his movies though.

    They've done a fair bit of character and creature work before: http://oddstudio.com/creature-effects-character-design/

    http://oddstudio.com/wp2/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/orc-fitting-3.jpg
    http://oddstudio.com/wp2/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/alien-dude-1.jpg
    http://oddstudio.com/wp2/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/peg1tweaka.jpg
    http://oddstudio.com/wp2/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/hyena-4.jpg
  8. The Eighth Passenger
    Quite a fair bit from the looks of it. Nothing with Ridley though. http://oddstudio.com

    Pirates of the Caribbean 5; Dead Men Tell No Tales
    Childhood’s End
    Gods Of Egypt
    Mad Max 4 Fury Road
    Terminus
    The Great Gatsby
    Baby Baby
    A Place To Call Home
    Frank Packer Power Games
    The Cup
    Muscle Car
    Outlaw Michael Howe
    Wolverine
    Australia
    Where The Wild Things Are
    Unihabited
    Hey, Hey Its Ester Blueburger
    Deaths Requiem
    Wild Boys
    Cloudstreet
    Superman Returns
    April In July
    Ghostrider
    Candy
    Farscape Series 4
    Farscape Series 3
    Farscape Series 2
    Farscape Series 1
    Solo
    Lapislazuli
    Little Fish
    Stealth
    The Son Of The Mask
    An Incident In Fallujah
    Manthing
    Star Wars Revenge Of The Sith
    The Oyster Farmer
    The Matrix Revolutions
    The Matrix Reloaded
    Subterano
    Queen Of The Damned
    Star Wars Attack Of The Clones
    A Garden Tale
    Red Planet
    The Old Man Who Read Love Stories
    Babe, Pig In The City

    As far as I'm aware, all those films were shot at Fox Studios, Sydney.

    So basically, any film gets made there, they get the job.

    Hmm... thats a big ol' list of projects they've worked on. Not seeing anything that would make them the apparent choice for an alien movie but I'll i give them a shot 8)

    I trust Ridley to deliver good FX in all his movies though.

    Didn't those Star Wars films have aliens in them?  :P

  9. 426Buddy
    Hmm... thats a big ol' list of projects they've worked on. Not seeing anything that would make them the apparent choice for an alien movie but I'll i give them a shot 8)

    I trust Ridley to deliver good FX in all his movies though.
  10. Enoch
    Dont worry about effects and visuals... I'm 1000% sure that they are going to be marvelous and top notch.
    When speaking about Ridley, my only concern is always story! :)

    P.S. This guys from Odd Studios are, by the way, very good (I would say excellent) artists for monster makeup! (all sorts of makeup, prosthetic make up, creature effects, animatronic characters, special effects, props and models) ;) ;D

    I have confirmation that they are going to do mainly monster/creatures work for Covenant.
  11. Corporal Hicks
    Quite a fair bit from the looks of it. Nothing with Ridley though. http://oddstudio.com

    Pirates of the Caribbean 5; Dead Men Tell No Tales
    Childhood’s End
    Gods Of Egypt
    Mad Max 4 Fury Road
    Terminus
    The Great Gatsby
    Baby Baby
    A Place To Call Home
    Frank Packer Power Games
    The Cup
    Muscle Car
    Outlaw Michael Howe
    Wolverine
    Australia
    Where The Wild Things Are
    Unihabited
    Hey, Hey Its Ester Blueburger
    Deaths Requiem
    Wild Boys
    Cloudstreet
    Superman Returns
    April In July
    Ghostrider
    Candy
    Farscape Series 4
    Farscape Series 3
    Farscape Series 2
    Farscape Series 1
    Solo
    Lapislazuli
    Little Fish
    Stealth
    The Son Of The Mask
    An Incident In Fallujah
    Manthing
    Star Wars Revenge Of The Sith
    The Oyster Farmer
    The Matrix Revolutions
    The Matrix Reloaded
    Subterano
    Queen Of The Damned
    Star Wars Attack Of The Clones
    A Garden Tale
    Red Planet
    The Old Man Who Read Love Stories
    Babe, Pig In The City
  12. Corporal Hicks
    I split this one off from the Tweets thread. I don't think it's massive news or needs a post on the front page but I thought it could do with its own thread as there's potential for more relating to this.
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