JIM HENSON’S CREATURE SHOP WELCOMES DAWN TURNER AS DIRECTOR OF NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
VFX veteran to leverage the unique capabilities of the award-winning Creature Shop at the intersection of practical and digital effects
HOLLYWOOD, CA., February 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Jim Henson’s Creature Shop has hired an industry vet Dawn Turner as director of new business development.
Turner will identify and cultivate new global business opportunities for the iconic by Jim Henson Creature Shop, which focuses on promoting the services it can provide to customers in the fields of film, television, advertising, theater and live events, as well as augmented reality and reality Virtual. His efforts will particularly focus on the store’s renowned hands-on animatronic and puppet work, as well as expanding the scope of his work in performed animation using the Henson Digital Puppetry Studio, an award-winning proprietary technology that allows puppeteers to perform CG characters in real time, allowing for more spontaneity and realism.
“by Jim Henson Creature Shop is known around the world for creating some of entertainment’s best-known characters. I want everyone in the industry to know the full extent of our capabilities, not only in the world of practical creature effects, but also with digital puppetry and the exciting new opportunities it offers for all kinds of creative endeavors,” says Turner. more improvised and realistic character performances and effects in real time, to shorten the post-production process and reduce post-production costs, the possibilities of the Henson Digital Puppetry Studio are endless and I intend to m ensure the creative community has the opportunity to learn all about this amazing technology.”
Prior to joining Henson, Turner was a business development producer at Technicolor Creative Services and served as a visual effects and animation producer on a number of creative projects. Some of his credits include Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Nim’s Island, Almighty Bruce, Scary Movie 4, The Boondocks, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, shark story, Madagascar and much more. Turner also served on the Visual Effects Society Awards Committee for several years and is a member of the Producer’s Guild of America, Women in Animation, and Women in Film.
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by Jim Henson Creature Shop™ provides digital visual effects, animatronic creatures, animations and soft puppets to the international film, television, theater, live events and advertising industries. Recent credits include Fraggle Rock: back to the rock (AppleTV+), Duff’s Happy Fun Bake Time (discovery+), The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (Netflix), word party (Netflix) and Splashes and bubbles (PBS Children). Situated at Los Angeles and New York with satellite shop capabilities internationally, the shop is known for designing and building some of the world’s most recognizable characters, including the sesame street puppets, the classic muppetsthe dinosaurs of Dinosaursthe aliens of Farscape and the fantastic creatures of The dark crystal and Labyrinth. Other feature film credits include The happy murders, where the wild things are, Oversight Sarah MarshallThe Galactic Traveler’s Guide, and five children and that. The shop is also known for its live performance work with artists like Cee Lo Green, Kanye West, Lady Gaga and Deadmau5. Recipient of more than 9 Emmy Awards for his outstanding work in constructing puppets for sesame streetthe shop also received an Oscar for its visual effects work on the film baby. Other accolades include an Academy of Science and Engineering award for the Henson Performance Control System, a powerful custom interface for puppeteers, and an Emmy Award for his work developing the Henson Digital Performance Studio. a patented control system technology that allows puppeteers to play computer-generated characters in real time. www.creatureshop.com
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