Episode 6: We speak with Damian Martin and Adam Johansen from Odd Studio in Australia, they tell me how Odd Studio was born, we talk about the incredible creatures and characters they have been lucky enough to create and what they look for when hiring artists for their team.
KITCORNER: The Rebbe Mat
Odd Studio is an Oscar, Bafta and multi award winning company at the forefront of prosthetic make up, creature effects, animatronic characters, special effects, props and models. Both partners have over 20 years of industry experience on a diverse range of projects, helping realize and give life to ideas and creative visions. Their dedication to the art, practical approach and extended family of talented crew continue to keep the company in high demand for in camera effects.
The two directors of Odd Studio are Adam Johansen and Damian Martin. Each director brings their own unique experience and specialised skills that have seen them head departments on many major productions. This amalgamation of specialised talent provides the company with the diversity and the means required to consistently deliver a high quality product.
Odd Studio will take an idea and make it a reality. Working closely with the client to take a concept or character from the page through all stages of design and visualisation. This can be in the form of drawings, Maquettes, Photoshop or Zbrush designs. Their broad knowledge of the craft allows them to explore options and arrive at the best solution practically, aesthetically and economically.
Damian Martin is a co-director of the Oscar & BAFTA winning prosthetic and creature effects company ODD STUDIO.
He, along with co-director Adam Johansen, run their internationally renowned shop in Sydney, Australia.
An innovative prosthetic and special effects artist with a diverse body of work that spans over 25 years including some of the biggest films and television shows and numerous commercials. Credits include Mad Max: Fury Road, Alien Covenant, Pirates of the Caribbean 5- Dead Men Tell No Tales, Gods of Egypt, Star Wars II & III, Farscape series I-IV, Wolverine, The Matrix II & III, The Cup, Australia. Most recently he was prosthetic designer on the upcoming Little Monsters and Extraction and suit designer on The Invisible Man.
Adam Johansen is a co-director of the Oscar & BAFTA winning prosthetic and creature effects company ODD STUDIO.
He, along with co-director Damian Martin, run their internationally renowned shop in Sydney, Australia. He has an amazing body of work, which exceeds 20 years and includes some of the biggest films and television shows in the business. Film credits include Mad Max; Fury Rd, Star Wars- Revenge Of The Sith, Farscape, Wolverine, The Matrix,
Babe Pig in the City, Where the Wild Things Are, Gods Of Egypt, prosthetic supervisor on Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 –Dead Men Tell No Tales, creature effects supervisor on Ridley Scott’s Alien:Covenant, prosthetic designer on Little Monsters, Extraction and more recently designed the suit for The Invisible Man.
KIT CORNER – The Rebbe Mat
For Kit Corner on Episode 6, we spoke with Makeup Artist Robyn Rebbe, Robyn is the designer, creator and company director of The Rebbe Mat and she tells us all about how The Rebbe Mat was the first and is the original makeup mat created for artists in mind. You’ve probably heard that necessity is the mother of invention. Well, The Rebbe Mat is no exception. Robyn routinely found these to be a pain: using a new set up towel everyday wasteful, keeping the makeup station looking clean while working, packing down the entire station in the trailer every night on location, and having a station mat that traveled well. Robyn needed a product that was hygienic, easy to clean, easy to maintain and would stay in place. There should have been a simple solution for those issues but Robyn couldn’t find one. She got creative and set about making the Rebbe Mat. Sure, the Rebbe Mat needed to be easy to clean and stay in place, but why couldn’t it also be attractive and show an artist’s individual flair? So what started out as a simple idea, bloomed into the rainbow of options you see today.
OFFER EXPIRES: 31st July 2020