Adobe MAX Recap Pt. 1 – The Kaiju Project

Wow. It’s already been almost a week since I have returned from Adobe MAX and my brain is still spinning from the experience. I thought I would share with you some of my thoughts and musings about MAX and the Russell Brown at MAX pre conference – The Kaiju Project.

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I arrived on Friday to assist with the setup for the pre-con and was happy to see fellow Kaiju ranglers Jennifer Willis, Monika Wolff, Maria Masiar and my buddies Sean Teegarden and AJ Wood. I was also blown away at the sight of one of the THREE Kaiju monsters created by the Stan Winston School of Character Arts.

Russell Brown, the man behind it all.
Russell Brown, the man behind it all. I think he’s contemplating how to top this year’s event.

Saturday started off like any other weekend morning – dressing up in costumes, watching Rayce Bird convert Maria into the Kaiju Princess, Russell mounting his steed and the attendees rolling in for a whirl-wind three day workshop.

Russell and Rusty entertaining the students taking photos.
Russell and Rusty entertaining the students taking photos.

The event was focused on using mobile devices to capture images and ultimately create movie posters based on the Kaiju theme. Special guests including Julieanne Kost, Corey Barker, Lisa Carney, Chris Converse and more gave tips and tutorials on how to enhance and create the posters or even animate them using Edge Animate.

Uh oh. We have a man down. Ok just some legs.
Uh oh. We have a man down. Ok just some legs.
Russell mounting "Rusty" the Kaiju for the first time.
Russell mounting “Rusty” the Kaiju for the first time.
"Whoa Rusty!"
“Whoa Rusty!”
Closeup of the Kaiju Princess makeup.
Closeup of the Kaiju Princess makeup.
Rayce Bird applying makeup effects to Maria.
Rayce Bird applying makeup effects to Maria.
Russell and Maria.
Russell and Maria.

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Matt Winston from Stan Winston School propping up the Kaiju arm.
Matt Winston from Stan Winston School propping up the Kaiju arm.

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The finished Kaiju Project Posters shown at MAX Sneaks with Russell and "Rusty".

The finished Kaiju Project Posters shown at MAX Sneaks with Russell and “Rusty”.

In the end this sold out session created some stunning works of art which were on display during the MAX conference and also highlighted during MAX Sneaks on Day 2.

This was by far the biggest Russell Brown event I have ever been a part of. It was inspiring, entertaining and overwhelming at times with the shear size of the models! I look forward to whatever the mad genius comes up with next including hearing his ideas on his next big event ADIM 15 – “Shakespeare on the Sea” . But for now, Russell has rode off into the sunset on his trusty stead “Rusty”.

Coming up next – Gallery Showings and MAX Day 1 Recap!

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