ArtStation Masterclasses 3 Instructor Spotlight: Gino Acevedo
ArtStation Masterclasses 3 is right around the corner! Sign up now to learn from home at your own pace from some of the industry’s top artists on March 11 – 24.
Masterclass instructor Gino Acevdeo is the Creative Art Director at Weta Digital where he focuses on cutting edge design technologies. With over 20 years of experience in the film industry, his credits include the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Gozilla, King Kong, Planet of the Apes and Men in Black.
Masterclass: Creating Translucent Creature Skin
Gino’s course will cover his process of modeling a creature head, completing rendering passes in Keyshot and then adding final detail coloring in Photoshop.
How did you start working in movies?
I first got my first professional start at the age of 18 when I started with a Halloween company called Imagineering in Phoenix, Arizona. I was hired to design Halloween masks and work in the Research and Development department. While at the company, I met a gentleman by the name of Barry Koper who was a very well established makeup artist in Los Angeles and would come out to Imagineering to design the makeup for the company’s catalog showcasing all of their new makeup products. Barry took me under his wing and would introduce me to the great makeup effects artists in the business, hoping that someday I would move to LA and work with them.
My dream came true and I did move there in my early 20’s, first working with David Miller who designed Freddy’s makeup for the first Nightmare on Elm Street. By this time, he was working on part 5 and asked if I would like to come and join the team at the workshop, giving me my first film job and credit.
What do you love most about what you do?
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