Anomaly Unlimited Media
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About Anomaly Unlimited Media
Anomaly Unlimited Media specializes in :
- Monster/Special FX Fabrication
- Costume and Moldmaking
- Scenic Arts
I have been in the business for about 15 years.
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Questions and answers
- Tell us something customers may not know about you.
I am standing right behind you reading this over your shoulder. I left so many typos! ;)
- What are the most frequent questions you get from customers? What are the answers?
What will this cost?- usually i will do a budget. if it's email there will usually be links. If you have a specific price range, let me know beforehand, so I may work with you on it. Don't forget tax!
Can you do this for free? Usually no, but if you are a charity, sometimes I do donate time to charities I appreciate.
Can you do it now/today? Sometimes. I may have time, but don't take it for granted. Just because you need it today doesn't always mean I can do it today, but I am actually famous for being able to do the improbable extremely swiftly. I'm not afraid to commit to a job!
- What do you wish customers knew about your profession or trade?
Things take time and cost money. We call it the Golden Triangle- Good/Cheap/Fast-pick two.
Also, I make my living this way. Regardless of how you may feel from the outside that my job is enjoyable, please understand that it is frequently very stressful. Interpreting other people's ideas/intuitions in a 2d or 3d form is not easy, and being told that your job is "fun" and that someone wants you to do it for free or almost free is exasperating.
- What areas of your trade do you specialize in?
I am an illustrator, scenic artist, sculptor, monster/FX fabricator, painter, propbuilder, costume maker, moldmaker, muralist, carver and basically promotional artist.
I have made monsters and built and finished costumes, but recently I have mostly spent my time between Scenic Painting and Sculpting, with the odd illustration.
(I just love odd illustration! Don't you?)
- What types of jobs are the most common?
I do a lot of different things. I like adventure, so I like to change what I do a lot. I'd say recently, it's been about equal, a lot of painting and sculpting for film, commercials, tv, and events.
- What would you recommend customers looking to save money?
Don't cheap out on materials. The reason something is being recommended is because it has been shown to work.
I will frequently give links to online prices in estimate
emails.Think about how much you want to spend and be up-front about it. If an estimate gives you pause, negotiate politely rather than simply flaking off or being grumpy. I'm here to make your job go great and look great. Communication helps a lot, and can save a lot of time and money.
- How many projects do you average in a year?
When I'm busy, it could be 3-5 projects in a week or 1 project that takes a month or months. I probably average about 120-250 projects a year. Size and context vary.
- How did you get started?
I started drawing and painting as a child. My folks are both artists, so it was natural. My mother was a muralist, and my father is a master jeweler and antique restorations expert. I started off wanting to be in the prop and creature fx industry, which I did. During slow times, I started doing scenery painting and prop/scenery sculpting. I still work in both industries, but lately I have been more on the scenery/sculpting side.
- What information do you recommend to have readily available before looking for a professional in your trade?
An idea of what they're looking for, a rough idea of how much their budget is, and at least a rough timeline of when they need it,etc.
- What services do you provide your customers after the work has finished?
I provide a touch-up kit or finish kit if applicable, a reduced rate on sign touch-ups for the first year, and of course preferential treatment as a returning customer.
I include an itemized invoice as well if required.
- What questions should a customer ask before hiring a professional in your trade?
How did I get so lucky? When can you get here?lol j/k
Seriously, though, ask yourself what you want to spend, what level of detail and type of project, how quickly you need it, and what the satisfying element is you're looking to achieve.
- Tell us about the project or job that you are most proud of (in the last 12 months).
The specific project I most want to mention I may not because of an non-disclosure agreement,but in the past few years I've worked on Disney floats, Sesame Street,
sculpted giant trees and root rings for a Hot Topic Alice in Wonderland installation, sculpted a giant Star Trek emblem for the DVD Release at Griffith Observatory, painted a giant styrofoam Dam,worked on some KISS Armor, built and painted a 20x20 foot city for a photo shoot and got to destroy it as a kaiju monster(think Godzilla)complete with pyro fx,and a bunch of other awesome adventure!
- What certifications or professional affiliations do you have?
I have worked in the film industry for 15 years on an extremely consistent basis. If you know the industry, you'll know what that means.
It can be a difficult and fickle industry.
People call me back because I'm reliable, proficient, and I do a great job.
- What brands or products do you work with?
In paint, I tend to use Benji Moore, Ellis Industrial, Sherwin Williams,Mann Bros,Dunn Edwards Theme Paint, Spectra, Benwood Stays Clear, Modern Masters, Nova Color, Wildfire, PPG, PCL, Imron,and a bunch of other specialty products. I like Warwick,Transtar, and Euro sprayguns,but I'll just as quickly use a noname.
In sculpting, some of my favorite vendors are Silpak and Reynolds AM, Rose Brand, Foam Sales and Marketing, Foam Mart, Atlas, Bourget Brothers, IMS, Plastic Depot, but I'm just as likely to create my own paint and materials.