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What a cool job…Creature Designer

Jon Berg, Creature Designer:

The wampa snow creature in The Empire Strikes Back was another one of our knock-together things. Phil (Tippett, Creature Designer) would say ‘We’ve got this thing to do. I’ll get a block of wood and some hinges from the carpentry department and you get a crowbar.’ And then we’d discuss how far we’d want the jaw to open up and I’d knock together something that we’d use as a puppet and then he would go and do his beautiful build-up work with all of the stuff — wax and fur and everything.

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