Stan Winston Studios | How to Build an Animatronic Head
Learn how to build an animatronic head with master creature effects mechanic Craig Caton-Largent (Jurassic Park, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Predator 2).
In Part 1 of his 4-part webcourse series on DIY mechanical characters, Caton-Largent teaches you how to create an epoxy & fiberglass underskull, the critical first step in building facial animatronics for your character creations.
In Part 2 of his 4-part webcourse series on DIY animatronics, Caton-Largent teaches you how to design, construct, and mount eye mechanisms inside your character's fiberglass underskull.
In Part 3 of his 4-part webcourse series on DIY animatronics, Caton-Largent shows you how simple servo-driven eyebrows and a mechanical jaw can help you bring your character animatronics to life.
Concluding his 4-part webcourse series on DIY animatronics, Caton-Largent guides you through the final steps of your mechanical character build, including an in-depth demonstration on creating servo-controlled lip mechanisms, followed by skin testing, and basic animatronics programming.