Many of today’s most original and bizarre visions of alternative worlds and landscapes come from the workshops of Hollywood effects studios. Behind the scenes of nondescript San Fernando Valley offices and warehouse spaces lurk the multidisciplinary teams whose job it is to create tomorrow’s monsters. Spectral Motion (http://www.spectralmotion.com), the effects house responsible for some of the most technically intricate and physically stunning animatronic creatures seen in feature film today, is no exception. They have developed monsters and other grotesque creatures that have since become household nightmares.
Founded in 1994 by Mike and Mary Elizalde, the firm has worked on such films as Hellboy & Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Looper, Blade:Trinity, X-men: First Class, The Watch and Pacific Rim.