Hi, my name is Dylan Carroll. I am 22 years old and I have just completed this 4 year modelmaking course. 14 years of Primary and Secondary education plus a year for the portfolio course in Ballyfermot College of Further Education got me into this amazing course. I have always loved the craft of modelmaking and the accompanying community that has nothing but passion for it. After this course I would very much like start in the industry hopefully working on movies or tv but there are so many different jobs you can get with this degree that I would be interested in.
My project is designed to follow the resurgence of practical effects in Movies and TV, along the lines of the most recent Star Wars movie productions. The projects many different component's gave me the chance to show off my skills in multiple different areas of the industry.
The best way I can describe the idea behind my project is in separate parts.
• The creature: Alien, kind of a mix between a scorpion and a cow, the liquid it produces is essential to its own species but deadly to humans, it is being intentionally overfeed so that it can produce at a faster rate.
• The containment unit and extruder: A 60s/70s space astatic with the containment unit imprisoning the creature as well as milking him.
• Setting: Far future, containment unit and creature belongs to an intergalactic spy organization with again a 60s/70s space/spy astatic (think Connery era Bond but in space and evil), they use the poison to assassinate targets as it leaves zero trace in the body after it kills the intended target.