Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire

Ryan Fretwell 

BA [Hons] 3D Design Modelmaking + Digital Art

I am a 26-year-old aspiring prop and model maker, with most of my work reflecting the great movie props that inspired me to love the craft and explore my interests. This project is a reflection on some of my favourite movie props, and the many famous FX artists such as Stan Winston, Rob Bottin and many more, who made such an impact on me growing up.

Silicone Head Prop Puppet for Film.

This project was my way of exploring many of the commonly used and modern methods to prop fabrication, using both methods decades old and new such as 3D printing, and digital design, to basically apply and utilise as many of these methods as possible into one ambitious piece.

Blurring the Line of Reality

My thesis is more of a love letter to fx history, in which I explore Special effects history, the artists and their impact on film culture.