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How a Hollywood effects studio builds the movie monsters from your nightmares

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Hellboy II
Hellboy II

In an age where movie studios can create almost anything using CGI, Hollywood's special effects studios and their real-world creations are still in very high demand. In a behind-the-scenes interview, Venue takes a look at Spectral Motion — a special effects creature studio which has provided the prosthetics, animatronics, and costumes for hit movies including Hellboy & Hellboy II, Looper, Blade 2, X-Men: First Class and this summer's upcoming blockbuster Pacific Rim. Spectral Motion co-founder Mike Elizalde takes us through how he and his team have come to work on such projects, giving us an insight into just how much creative freedom they have over the characters they create, and what it takes to bring the monsters from your nightmares to life.