Crash McCreery

I've been working in the entertainment Industry for more than 30 years. I've worked on such films as "Jurassic Park", "Pirates of the Caribbean 1,2 and 3" and was Production Designer for the animated film "Rango". I am currently working at Universal Pictures with the "Universal Monsters" team.

Participant Schedule

Saturday 10/15


Designing Characters for Live Action Entertainment

Saturday 10/15 3:10PM - 4:10PM Room 211

Karla Ortiz, Christian Alzmann, Phil Boutte Jr., Wesley Burt, Rob Bliss, Neville Page, Crash McCreery

This talk is all about designing characters for live action TV and films with industry giants Crash McCreery, Karla Ortiz, Christian Alzmann, Rob Bliss, Phillip Boutte Jr., Wesley Burt, and Neville Page. Find out what it takes to bring characters to the live action world and hear the stories along the way. Q&A to follow. Moderated by Phillip Boutte Jr.

Sunday 10/16


Character design using the "The Wheel of Death"

Sunday 10/16 1:50PM - 2:50PM Room 212

Crash McCreery

I created “The Wheel of Death” to encourage free thought and to help push the boundaries of the imagination. It’s a way to randomly mash-up several character traits and features to create a unique yet believable Creature with its own story.

I will start the presentation having already spun the wheel, decided on a direction and present drawings from the “rough sketch” phase, explaining my process up to that point. I will demonstrate how I refine the character in a tighter sketch and then describe how I photograph and implement real world reference for adding textures to the piece in Photoshop for the finishing touches.