Stan Winston is collaborating on the first-ever book to reveal all the behind-the-scenes secrets of his groundbreaking and hugely influential artistry and effects work.
Titan Books of London will work closely with Stan Winston and the artists of the Stan Winston Studio on the new book, tentatively titled THE WINSTON EFFECT: THE ART AND HISTORY OF STAN WINSTON STUDIO, written by CINEFEX editor Jody Duncan.
THE WINSTON EFFECT is currently scheduled for release in the autumn of 2006 as a lavish hardcover book. Covering Winstons entire career from his early days as a make-up apprentice at Disney Studios, through his artistic successes with ALIENS, THE TERMINATOR, JURASSIC PARK and EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, to his goals for the future and the ripple effect of his work on other creative minds, the book will feature an extensive array of sketches, production art and photographs straight from the studio archives.
This is a dream project for us, said Titan publisher Nick Landau. We are beyond thrilled to be working with an artist of Mr. Winstons caliber. The book itself will be a work of art, a collaboration between artist, writer, and publisher that will celebrate Mr. Winstons role as one of the most talented and innovative creators working in Hollywood today.
Ive been blessed by having been involved in a body of work that spans over 35 years and utilizes the creative minds of the brilliant filmmakers, artists and technical geniuses behind some of the most memorable movies of all time, Winston said. I am exposed to this body of work every day that I walk into my studio. Its an awesome experience and one that Id like to share with as many people as possible hence the need to create this book. Although 'state of the art' in every technical way has been used to advance our abilities in creating characters, at the core of their reality still remains the unparalleled tool of the artists eye. This book will expose the reader not only to the advancement of our technical expertise, but more importantly to the artists that have brought the work to life. These are truly the renaissance artists of the 20th and 21st centuries."
Recent releases featuring the work of Winston and his studio include BIG FISH, CONSTANTINE and Steven Spielbergs WAR OF THE WORLDS. He is also collaborating with researchers at MIT in the development of a sociable robot named Leonardo, a project that combines character artistry, robotics and artificial intelligence.