Legacy Effects

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Legacy Effects, LLC is an American special effects studio specializing in creature design, prosthetic make-up, animatronics, and specialty suits.[1]

History[edit]

Founding partners Lindsay Macgowan, Shane Mahan, John Rosengrant, and Alan Scott supervised projects at Stan Winston Studio for over 20 years before Winston’s passing in 2008.[2] After his death they formed their own company, Legacy Effects.

Special effects work[edit]

The feature films Legacy Effects has contributed practical effects to include Avatar, Iron Man 2, Avengers, Alice in Wonderland, Iron Man 3, Snow White and the Huntsman, Life of Pi, Thor, Robocop, Pacific Rim, and X-Men: Days Of Future Past.[3] Their work has garnered Best Visual Effects Academy Award nominations for Real Steel and Iron Man.[4][5]

Legacy has also contributed character design for films including Godzilla, John Carter, The Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man, Cowboys and Aliens, The Hunger Games and Avatar. It was recently announced that Legacy Effects will be involved in the next iterations of the Terminator and Jurassic Park franchises; Terminator: Genesis and Jurassic World.[6][7]

Legacy Effects has created effects for television shows such as Grey's Anatomy and The Big Bang Theory, and contributed work to over 900 commercials. Notable examples of their commercial work include The Aflac Duck, Maxwell the Geico Pig, The KIA Hamsters, and the Jack Links Sasquatch campaigns.

iMut8r App[edit]

Legacy created the iMut8r app, first released in October 2009.[8] A popular Halloween-themed photo manipulation app, iMut8r was named the iPhone App of the Week by Apple October 20, 2010. It is still regularly updated with new features.

Comic Con 2013 Robot Cosplay[edit]

Legacy Effects gained attention for a 9'9" (2.97m) cosplay robot that was unveiled at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con. Created through a partnership between Wired Magazine, YouTube and Stan Winston School, the robot was built by Legacy over a period of 24 days. Unofficially named the "Wiredmech," it interacted with Comic Con attendees throughout the four-day event, operated by a combination of suit performer and radio controlled animatronics.[9]

Filmography[edit]

Film Year Effects Work
Terminator: Genesis 2015 Special Effects
Jurassic World 2015 Special Effects
Godzilla 2014 Special Effects
Wish I Was Here 2014 Suit Design and Fabrication
Welcome To Yesterday 2014 Specialty Props
Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2014 Suit Design and Fabrication
Muppets Most Wanted 2014 80s Robot Design
X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014 Suit Design and Fabrication, Makeup Effects
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2014 Design and Models
Grudge Match 2014 Specialty Puppets
RoboCop 2014 Robocop Suit and Robotic Effects
Pacific Rim 2013 Pilot Suits and Effects
World War Z 2013 Character Design and Makeup Effects
Iron Man 3 2013 Prosthetics and Suit Effects
Oblivion 2013 Specialty Costume Accessories
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 2012 Animatronic and Special Make-up Effects
Life of Pi 2012 Replica and Animatronic Animals
Total Recall 2012 Sinth Suits, Animatronics and Prosthetics
The Bourne Legacy 2012 Animatronic Effects
Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn (web series) 2012 Suits and Weapons Design and Fabrication
The Watch 2012 Animatronic Effects
The Amazing Spider-Man 2012 Lizard/Lizard Drone Character Designs and Prosthetic Make-Up
Snow White and the Huntsman 2012 Specialty Constumes
The Avengers 2012 Iron Man Suit and Practical Effects
The Hunger Games 2012 Mutation Character Design
John Carter 2012 Character and Creature Design
The Muppets 2011 80s Robot and Muppet Man Design
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 2011 Animatronic and Special Make-Up Effects
Real Steel 2011 Animatronic Effects
Cowboys & Aliens 2011 Alien Creature Effects
Thor 2011 Frost Giant Prosthetics and Suit Effects
I Am Number Four 2011 Creature Design
Enthiran 2010 Animatronic Effects
Passion Play 2010 Animatronic Effects
Dinner For Schmucks 2010 Mechanical Vulture, Animatronic Effects
Iron Man 2 2010 Suit Construction and Animatronics: Iron Man/Whiplash
Alice In Wonderland 2010 Special Make-Up Effects: Red Queen courtier characters creation and design
Shutter Island 2010 Visual and Make-Up Effects
Avatar 2009 Character Design and Specialty Props Manufacturing (as Stan Winston Studio and Legacy Effects)
2012 2009 Animatronic Effects

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