Friday, February 22, 2013

Friday Find

What? Two weeks in a row that I posted my Friday find on Friday? I am on fire!

This Friday find is only helpful to those who live in my area but I wanted to share for those who are in the area.

Shout out to my Mom for telling me about it!

We have a terrific science center and right now they have a cool exhibition happening for the kidlets.

Here's some details:

From the flying aliens featured in the movie Pitch Black, to the giant crocodile in Peter Pan, John Cox's Creature Workshop has created some of the world’s coolest animatronic movie visuals. How To Make A Monster - the Art and Technology of Animatronics, is the first major travelling exhibition to come to TELUS Spark and will make its Canadian debut here in Calgary on February 9, 2013!

An awesome example of how Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) all go into making movies,How To Make A Monster creates an opportunity for audiences to become animatronic puppeteers, lighting technicians, creature designers and more!

Visitors will experience how steel, wire, nuts, pulleys and miniature motors are combined to create the bones and muscles that bring animatronic creatures to life. Expect to touch the alien guts from Pitch Black, run Inspector Gadget into a stop sign, maneuver Megalania (an ancient Australian mega-reptile), and even direct a dinosaur.

This internationally-shown exhibition focuses on the skills and processes, as well as the art and technology that goes into creating and building the monsters seen in some of our favourite block-buster films and TV shows. Exhibits featuring characters from films such as George of the Jungle 2, Pitch Black, Inspector Gadget 2 and various other movie and television productions help to illustrate the creature-making process from start to finish – including storyboarding and concept design, to the actual manufacture of fantasy creatures and realistic animals.

It's on until July so you have some time to check it out but it sounds cool right? Cool for the kids and big kids (us) too!

Here' s the link for all the details and for more info on the Telus Spark science center.

There's lots of other exhibits and activities going on all the time.

And I have to ask, who's your favourite TV or movie monster?


1 comment:

  1. I cannot think of my favourite monster at all.... Lestat from Interview with a Vampire... maybe??.... pretty lame......... mmmmmm who's yours???


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