Creatives: Taylor Lyons, Actor. Hope from Alien Alone – Episode 27 – Yutani Podcast

Taylor Lyons joins me in our first Creative interview Livecast, questions I asked were written by Page Admin Luis Lopez. Alien: Alone was Directed by Noah Robert Miller who we will be interviewing soon.

MUTHUR9000 INTERVIEWS TAYLOR LYONS ABOUT HER EXPERIENCE ON THE SET OF ALIEN ALONE.
Taylor as Hope on the set of Alien: Alone, photo c/o
Noah Robert Miller

Alien: Alone was one of my favourites of the short films because of the story about Hope and how she bonded with a Facehugger; and what Isolation out in the big black could do to a synthetic tasked with the care of humans and the station. Taylor was following my posts on Instagram and I thought I’d ask to interview her about her role and what her experience was like acting in the short film.

Watch it now on Twitch http://www.twitch.tv/muthur9000 or on YouTube

Make sure you follow her on instagram @tayllyo to keep up with her future projects. Thanks for the chat Taylor, it was so much fun to talk to you and I am so happy about your Android contribution to the Alien Universe which I love.

And here’s some neat posts about the practical facehugger made by Raptor House FX, make sure you follow them on Instagram too @raptorhousefx

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ROBO-SPIDER: Raptor House Co-Founder and mechanical designer for our facehugger, @cpboyce went through three design and prototype iterations to create a servo skeletal system that could provide a wide range of movement for use in different shots for the film. In past films of the Alien franchise, multiple puppets were created each for different functionality, but budget and time limitations restricted us to the creation of only one animatronic. Additionally, the unique plot of Alien: Alone required a creature that could move with subtle precision, not simply the frantic attack mode we are used to seeing from these parasites. We needed to produce a facehugger that looked alive while at rest. The final facehugger has a manual walk cycle with pose-able rear four legs, semi-articulate β€œgrabbing” secondary legs, and two fully independent front primary legs. All skeletal components were designed in @adskfusion360 and printed on our @zortrax M200 3D printers. Miscellaneous hardware and cable components came from our favorite @mcmastercarr just down the road from our shop, and the servo motors were from the always fantastic @servocity . ______________________ Photo Descriptions in Order: – final assembly puppeteering test video – motors and cables mid way through assembly – @cpboyce working – assembly with unpainted leg skins β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”- @sfxatlas @wevolverapp @alienanthology @20thcenturyfox @noahrobertmiller @stanwinstonschool #animatronics #myalien40th #filmmaking #monstermaking #behindthescenes #alien #alienalone #alienanthology #raptorhousefx

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ORIGINS: On August 20th 2018 we sat down with director @noahrobertmiller and producer @valerieaudriana and were blown away by a script that shed new light on the relationship between an aging synthetic crew member and a parasitoid unable to fulfill her purpose. Without hesitation, we jumped at the chance to touch a piece of the Alien universe for @20thcenturyfox 40th Anniversary short film series. From the beginning Noah was committed to re-creating the tangible real world environment of the original film with practical sets and creature effects. @jessemvelez began designing and sculpting our version of the classic creature using reference images from multiple Alien films. We wanted to maintain the original dimensions of the Facehugger as closely as possible, while finding a balance between the variety of looks used over the last 40 years. The final look we landed on was more muscular and fleshy than the hugger we see attached to Kane in the original film. Yellow and pink undertones with green-grey surface veins give her a sickly appearance, while maintaining the terrifying kinetic strength that audiences associate with these spidery monsters. We are very proud of the results. What do you guys think? ______________________ Photo Descriptions in order: – Facehugger Sketch from our early meetings – Concept Sculpture Setup and Scale Drawing – Unpainted Body Assembly – Our final animatronic puppet and stunt doll body – Reference from ALIEN 1978 @ridleyscottcg – Reference from ALIENS 1986 @alec_gillis β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” @alienanthology #myalien40th #animatronics #filmmaking #aliens #alien #alien40thanniversary #specialeffects #practicaleffects #behindthescenes #makingof #creaturedesign #raptorhousefx #monstermaking #facehugger @testedcom

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Happy Alien Day! 4:26 Alien: Alone is out now on @igndotcom !!! πŸ‘½ link to the film in bio. Finally the curtain is lifted, and we can share our contributions to this spectacular project. Creating the Facehugger for @noahrobertmiller was a daunting treat for the team at Raptor. With just five months from idea to animatronic, we were able to create a fully articulate radio operated hero puppet and an identical stunt body that were each freakishly lifelike. Silicone skin, 3d printed skeletons, servo motors, and a lot of slime added up to a creature that looked and felt totally alive. We were truly honored to re-create these world famous parasites, and present our work as a grateful tribute to the special effects wizards that gave us the greatest monsters of all time. LOTS of posts to come, so many amazing behind the scenes moments to share. Stay tuned. @alienanthology @tongalteam @20thcenturyfox @ridleyscottcg @jamescameronofficial @sfxatlas @stanwinstonschool β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” @alec_gillis @tom_woodruffjr @thestudioadi How do you think we did? β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” #raptorhousefx #specialeffects #alien #alienalone #alien40th #myalien40th #alienanthology #practicaleffects #modelmaking #puppet #animatronics #practicaleffects #oldschool #filmmaking #creaturefx #monstermaking #behindthescenes #facehugger #facehuggerfriday #xenomorph

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