I was thrilled to be back at the Fishers Public Library as a guest presenter. This year I lead three 30 presentation to kids and parents on how the original Star Wars props were made as well as a tutorial on how to make your own complete with a demonstration on painting using a Nerf gun as a base.
Only a few more days until Celebration Orlando. Here is some information about the Master Classes I will be offering. Be sure to follow me on twitter as I will be tweeting coverage of both the diorama build and the classes, along with other convention news.
I am thrilled to announce that Smooth-On has come on board as the official sponsor of my Custom Figure Master Classes at Star Wars Celebration Orlando. Smooth-On is the industry leader for sculpting, casting, and mold making materials. They have a ton of other great products as well feel free to head on over to their SITE and check them out for yourself.
Be sure to stop by our booth 3702 on the main show room floor. You can build a Death Star tile that will be yours to keep after the show, race a Star Wars Hot Wheel down our custom Death Star trench, and sign up for free classes on customizing and sculpting. I will be there to guide you and give you some tips. You will be able to take apart and reassemble figures as well as get your hands on some Smooth On sculpting product to add your own details and even learn some paint techniques. You just need to sign up at the booth and bring a few 3.75″ star wars figures to customize and share.
See you in Orlando April 13-16.
I am thrilled to announce that we will be back at Star Wars Celebration hosting another diorama workshop. It will be held from April 13–16, 2017, at Orlando, Florida’s Orange County Convention Center. We have been at every Celebration since C2 back in 2002 – that is 15 years ago. I think we have to be one of the largest and longest running events at the Celebrations.
We have partnered with Hot Wheels this time and are trying something new. Rather than our usual builds of dioramas with scenes from the movies and action figures, this time we will be helping guests make their own custom tile of the Death Star’s surface. All the pieces will go together to make a massive piece of the Death Star complete with a trench where participants will be able to race their Star Wars Hot Wheels down the trench.
I will be back as well hosting my daily classes on customizing and sculpting figures. Interested attendees can sign up each day, just bring a few Star Wars action figures to use for parts. If you want to bring by some donations that would be great as well.
There will also be prized given away using a plinko board with generous donations from Jett’s Toy Hutt
If you want to see more about our past builds and my previous workshops you can check them out here:
Most of my creations are experiments to find out what the desired combination will indeed look like. Occasionally I go back and do a 2nd draft of a figure. The results are always impressive and vastly better than their first incarnation. I generally go back and redo the Bounty Hunter archetype first, as he is one of my favorites and often where each line starts
My daughter and I love to go through our YouTube subscriptions when she gets home from school. One of her absolute favorites is Max Glick / Mr. Cheezy Pop. He has a great Disney themed channel you can check it out HERE. I recently worked out an exchange with him as a surprise for her birthday. For my end I made him a custom Funko Pop style figure of himself. Here is the figure.
Here is a video where he talks about the figure.
Recently I was lucky enough to serve as the Art Department Director/Production designer on an indie film called “The Storyteller”. It was a real pleasure and it was a great experience being able to push my artistic chops in such new directions. I made many movies over the years and done hundreds of pieces and props but it was very fulfilling to be in charge of a department and to create the entire look of a film. In addition to crafting the look of the film I also helped find locations and made a the bulk of the films props. I met some amazing people and learned so much. I will always cherish the experience. Here are a few photos from the set showcasing my contributions.
In honor of the upcoming Celebration Europe (more like wishing I was there) I added some pages highlighting my involvement at Celebration VI & Celebration Anaheim / VII. I also added sub-pages showing my various panels and customizing classes.
Pages will be coming soon showcasing Celebrations II, III, IV, & V.
Sillof.com is the showcase of the pop culture art, sculpting, and custom action figures of Jamie Follis. The site was started in 2001. Sillof is most known for his unique combinations of characters into different eras, genres, and themes. These redesigns are intended to serve as commentaries on the various influences and timeless archetypes of the films. While these lines are often imitated today each line on the site was the first attempt by anyone online to create such versions.
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