Stuart’s Detailed Sculpture Resumé

STUART LAND sculptor/designer

leadman and coordinator

FILM – VIDEO – COMMERCIALS * THEME PARKS * MUSEUMS * HOTELS

FINE ARTS

{figure – prop – creature – costume -jewelry – conceptual}


{a career spanning two centuries, in clay, foam, and metal}

  [incredibly fast and accurate foam carver]

*<always on time : always on budget>*

APOGEE: 

  Invaders from Mars (1985) – Martian blasters;
designed and sculpted Martian spaceship model.

  Edmonton Mall Complex (Canada)(1985) – co-sculpted
foam armature for 12 ft. x 28 ft. T-Rex.

  Cyberforce (TV movie)(1988) – Prototype arm for
“Charley”, the female cyborg.


ART AND TECHNOLOGY:

  Museum of Natural History (Albuquerque, N.M.)(1988)
Four straight, two spiral prehistoric Ammonites with
squid type bodies; a life-size Parasaurolofus
dinosaur head; large scale (2 ft.) prehistoric bee
head.

  L.A. Zoo (1988) – large scale prehistoric bee head.

  San Rio (Japan) (theme park)(1990) – sculpted in
foam, detailed wood carved railing.

AVG:

  OPEC oil conference (Oman)(1986) – forced
perspective scenery and buildings in 8 ft. x 8 ft.
x 12 in. foam.

  Lotte World (Korea)(1987) – realistic, life-size
nude figure of an exotic Princess; a giant demon
gargoyle skull; the head and hands of the Evil
Sorcerer, a 3 ft. skull mace; co-sculpted a 12 ft.
x 10 ft. rock cliff in the form of a face.

  Excalibur Hotel (Las Vegas)(1993) – 24 foot long
neck for dragon under bridge, one of the largest animatronic dragons in the world. The 70-foot long, three-story tall, smoke snorting, fire breathing dragon began performing at the Excalibur Hotel in Las Vegas in late 1993.

  Universal Studios (Florida) (1996) – couple dozen
life-size franchise characters and props.

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BATTAGALIA ASSOCIATES:

  Lotte World (Korea) (theme park)(1988) – Three life
sized busts of the park designers made with minimal
features to accept video projection; Two larger than   life-size cobras entwined around and holding a giant
emerald in their mouths; A time machine (Jules
Vernian), full-size public participatory prop for
video and blue-screen attraction; Designed, sculpted
and manufactured stocks and hand grips for twelve
16th century crossbows on modern fixtures;
Supervised construction of four antique view cameras
and one antique movie camera.

BERKELEY ARTWORKS FOUNDRY:

  Hotel, Martinique, West Indies (1991) – sculpted
stylized waves for 25 ft. fountain.

DOUG BESWICK PRODUCTIONS: 

  Aliens (1985) – 18″ lifelike puppet of Sigourney
Weaver.

BOSS FILM: 

  Poltergeist II, the other side (1986) – rear body
segment of the Great Beast.

  Predator (1987) – sculpted dead wild boar; co-
designed, sculpted and painted alien trophy head;
co-sculpted dead human body; worked on main alien
construction.

  Predator 2 (1991) – co-sculpted hanging dead human
body.

  Masters of the Universe (1987) – sculpted staff of
Skeletor; co-sculpted and assembled sword sheath of
Man at Arms.

  Species (1995) – sculpted Gigeresque picture
frame, 11″ x 21″ x 1″, as gift for director and
producer.

MICHELE BURKE:

  Stranded (1987) – sculpted, molded and cast alien
feet and legs.

  Movie promo still (1988) – sculpted life-size head
of fantasy creature.

  Home Alone (1990) – sculpted fake lifelike feet
over real feet.

  TV commercial (1991) – sculpted life-size head of
“Fungle the Gnole”, a fantasy creature from a
children’s book.

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CANNON FILMS: 

  Invaders from Mars (1985) – puppeteered and
repaired Martian blasters on set.

CAT PLANET:

  Toy line (1995) – sculpted 4″ tall Bart Simpson;
gavel for spoon handle.

  Fox (1995) – 6 inch Simpson Family on couch (salt &
pepper shaker).

  Franklin Mint (1996) – 3 inch Simpson family on TV
set.

  Toy line (1997) – two Bay Watch Barbi type dolls.

  Fox (1997) – 2 inch Marge Simpson as Marilyn Monroe.

CHIODO BROTHERS PRODUCTIONS: 

  Sectaurs (1985) – toy Sectaurs (insect-like
creatures) recreated as real life forms.

COFFEE ROASTERY:

  Retail coffee outlet (SF)(1992) – two very high
relief to 3-D of Rain Forest scene with people and
animals and birds: One 12 ft. x 16 ft., one 4 ft.
x 9 ft.

CHORVINSKI STUDIOS: 

  Strange Tangents (1983) – face sculpted like rock
platelets for transformation scene; African head
sculpture sculpted to look like carved wood and used
as an appliance.

CHURCHILL FILMS:

  Runaway Ralph (TV movie)(1987) – sculpted bodies
for Mirtin the kitten, hamster, and mice for stop
-motion animation.

  Ralph S. Mouse (TV movie)(1990) – sculpted a
relief for desk of bears playing musical
instruments; 7 ft. tall fireplace in high relief of
bears and squirrels.

CINNABAR/HOLLYWOOD GENERAL SCENERY:

  Invaders from Mars (1985) – designed, sculpted and
leadman in making of Giant Needle Machine.

CREATIVE ENERGY RESOURCES:

  Toy Line (1989) – sculpted eight 6″ figurines of
children playing various sports.

CREATIVE PRESENTATIONS:

  Lotte World (Korea)(1989) – sculpted mechanical
Pteranondon head, 8 x 6 x 18 ft.

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CULVER STUDIOS:

  Little Mermaid (TV series)(1990) – sculpted rock
cave entrance for dragon; crystal tree; bow of ship.
In 1992 the show was scrapped before it even started
in favor of a fully animated series.

  Zoom commercial (1995) – letters ZOOM, 7′ x 4′ x 18″
each

D2M:

  merchandise (1995) – sculpted realistic nude fantasy
woman 6″ tall to be a bronze carpenter’s plumb-bob
called Plumb Barbara.

  Merchandise (1996) – male and female follow-up
figures called Plumb Brandi and Plumb Robert.

DIMENSIONAL EFFECTS:

  Hilton Hotel (Las Vegas) (Chinese Restaurant)(1990)
sculpted three Chinese dragons: one 20 foot long;
one two foot relief; one six inch relief.

  Flamingo Hotel (Laughlin, Nevada) (1990) – sculpted
Deco style life-size wings of Flamingo.

THE EDGE:

  San Rio (Tama, Japan)(1990) – sculpted six foot tall
cartoon-like clock tower and a three foot diameter
hot air balloon.

  Luxor Hotel (Las Vegas) (1993) – sculpted exact
replicas of: King Tutankhamen’s 2nd mummiform
coffin; 10 foot tall stylized baboon; 8 foot long
ram’s head sphinx; funerary vase; bust of Tut as
child rising from lotus flower; lion figure incense
container; Ramses head on end of oar.

  Flamingo Hilton (Las Vegas) (1994) – sculpted
several life-size American flamingos and their base
for large water fountain.

THE EIGHTIES COMPANY:

  Town of the Eighties (Showtime)(1986) – the Great
Seal of Pennsylvania.

FOURTH VISION:

  Even Cowgirls Get The Blues (1992) – sculpted 500
% size six month embryo of baby.

HOOK’*TAO*ZEN PRODUCTIONS:

  Chess Set (1988) – sculpted Seventeen 10 inch tall,
lifelike male and female figures, each bearing a
specific portrait study and wearing either suit,
tuxedo, or designer gown.

INTROVISION:

  Capri Sunne (Japanese commercial)(1986) – forced
perspective of Monument Valley; hand of Statue of
Liberty

  T.V. pilot (1986) – life-size dinosaur skull.

  Jeep (commercial)(1986) – co-sculpted 36 ft. x 12 ft.
forced perspective panorama of Grand Canyon,
Yosemite, Rocky Mts. and the Sierras.

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LEXINGTON SCENERY AND PROPS:

  Lotte World (Korea)(1987-88) – sculpted detailed
ornaments for Kings throne and Evil Sorcerers
throne consisting of creature and human skulls,
dragons, scales, peacocks with fan of feathers,
Arabic letters and symbols, etc.; banisters and
balustrades; nine foot diameter alter;
architectural molding, and various molds.

War of the Worlds (TV series)(1988) – Giant alien hand descending over earth for display booth at film festival.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (live action show)(Disneyworld)(1988) – sculpted in urethane
foam, two, eighteen foot high Mayan Temple columns consisting of three pairs of six foot tall faces.

Ghost Busters (live action show)(Universal Tours, Fla.)(1989) – sculpted The Doors of Gozer, in urethane foam, mirror image doors in bas relief, 21 ft. x 20 ft. .

Car Commercial (Japan)(1989) – sculpted life-size replica of Rodin’s, The Thinker.

LITTLE BUDDY PRODUCTIONS:

  Beetlejuice (1987) – sculpted stop-motion puppet
head of Micheal Keaton as Beetlejuice as snake.
Sculpted snake body and tail for same puppet.

LEGNAME/BERMANN FILMS:

  T.V. commercial (1990) – sculpted and produced a
dozen square eggs that had to crack on camera.

LORIMAR:

  Print brochure (1988) – sculpted, molded, cast twenty
gold bars in plaster with hand engraved T.V. show
logos.

MAKE-UP EFFECTS LAB (MEL):

  Museum of Science Fact & Fantasy (1984) – seven foot
tall Big Foot woman; six foot tall ‘Gollom’ from
“Lord of the Rings”.

  Neon Maniacs (1984) – scimitar blade hands for
monster.

  Volunteers (1984) – designed and sculpted two
piranha; sculpted and cast metal and acrylic “killer”
fingernails.

  Cobra Beer (T.V. commercial)(1988) – sculpted helmet
and face shield, gloves and thighs for Robo-cop type
robot walk-around costume.

  Star Trek V (1988) – The breasts and costume for the
three breasted cat woman.

  T.V. Commercial (1988) – Realistic Marlin 16 inches
long.

  Little Caesers (TV commercial)(1994) – realistic life
-size begging dog.

  Title Unknown (1996) – co-sculpted 18” dia. snake
body.

  Mannequin (199?) – sculpted realist six foot two inch
tall woman.

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MARANDA PRODUCTIONS:

  Fourth Floor (1990) – sculpted and engraved two
tombstones.

MAT-WORLD:

  Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992) – sculpted two Castles
Dracula and mountain it sits on for all views.

M. E. PRODUCTIONS:

  Starburst Gum (T.V. commercial)(1990) – sculpted in
foam, replicas of two life-size Roman busts, two of
each, 3″.

MECHANICAL MAKE-UP IMAGERIES:

  Eliminators (1984) – sculpted and repaired parts for
robot hero.

MICHAEL JACKSON PRODUCTIONS (with Lance Anderson)
(1987): Fabricated an electro-mechanical sculpture as
an image for the inside of his head, just behind his
face.

MODERN PRODUCTIONS:

  Pia Zadora rock video (1988) – Carved windows, arches
and stalagmites/tites for mock underwater grotto.

MODULE PRODUCTIONS (for Carolco):

  Universal Soldier (1991) – Lead sculptor and design
coordinator: sculpted add-ons for top of two full
-size tractor-trailer rigs; design breakdown and
overall supervision of fiberglass skin construction
for entire rigs.

DON PENNINGTON PRODUCTIONS:

  The Abyss (1988 and 1989) – sculpted various hull
sections and parts for two underwater mini-subs.
Sculpted tunnels and major tunnel intersection in
alien craft.

  Freejack (1990) – Lead sculptor: co-sculpted 25 ft.
futuristic limo/train; sculpted 10 ft. futuristic
three-wheeled motorcycle.

DAN PERRI TITLE DESIGN:

  Big Man on Campus (1988) – sculpted main title.

POLESTAR PRODUCTIONS:

  T.V. commercial (France)(1987) – ten, 2 ft. tall men
in the shape of stylized bowling pins.

PROJEX INTERNATIONAL:

  theme park (Thailand)(1994) – sculpted 12′ Tiki god.

  Lotte World (Korea)(1994) – sculpted giant worm head
for roller coaster ride, 13′ x 15′ x 18′; smaller
worm head eating a rocket ship, 10′ x 8′ x 5′; rocket
ship, 6′.

  Caesar’s Hotel (Las Vegas)(1997) – stylized lion with
wings for life guard chair.

  Magic Mountain (1997) – stylized heroic demon
gargoyle.

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RIDE AND SHOW ENGINEERING:

Lotte World (Korea)(1988) – Laser chair: sculpted Art Nouveau filigree and re-worked, pointed up, matched back to front, already sculpted filigree.

SCENERY WEST:

  TV commercial (Japan)(1994) – sculpted lower half of
life-size woman in foam.

  Monte Carlo Hotel (Las Vegas)(1996) – co-sculpted a dozen heroic-sized (8’ and 12’) female and male figures.

  Disneyland (1996) – throne and shell for Little Mermaid.

  Disney (1996) – cartoon props for traveling show.

SEQUOIA PRODUCTIONS:

  dark house ride (Korea)(1987) – sculpted maquettes of
Korean figures.

  Knotts Berry Farm (1987) – full-sized
prehistoric mammals: a Giant Tree Sloth, two Woolly
Mammoths, a Great Elk, and a Saber-toothed tiger.

SHAKLEE CORPORATION:

  Award (1992) – 16″ realistic bronze figure of Doctor
Shaklee sitting in chair.

BOB SHORT PRODUCTIONS:

  Nightflyers (1986) – co-designed and sculpted flying
light pen.

STAGE ONE INNOVATIONS:

  Sesame Street (1992) – 30″ high relief of Big Bird
reading a book.

TERRY SMITH CREATIONS:

  Hotel (New Orleans)(1993) – designed & sculpted half life-size
woman in jester’s costume.

  toy prototype (1993) – designed & sculpted 1950’s style, 12 inch
figure of sexy space woman.

TATOPOLIS EFFECTS:

  Independence Day (1995) – sculpted 1/4 scale, 2
feet tall, alien contact suit that was used as the
puppet and for the 3D render.

T.V.O. PRODUCTIONS:

  Nightflyers (1986) – designed and sculpted king
sized
bed, 9 ft. high wall, and 7 ft. high vanity dressing
table.

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (USC)(1986):

  Co-designed, re-sculpted, and produced 300 helmets
for the “Trojan Marching Band”.

XFX, Inc.:

  A Nightmare on Elm St., part 4 (1988) – sculpted
8 ft. body and arms, in foam, of Freddy Kruger
(Freddy’s chests of souls).

PERSONAL FINE ART:

  Very realistic female and Asian style figures in
bronze, resin, and paper.

  Photo-computer compositions printed as photographic,
Gicle’e (Iris) prints, and paintings.

  Water Fountains with revolving and floating marble
spheres with artistically designed bases.

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