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05-01-2012, 10:54 PM
For Immediate Release.


Announces its first course:


ROBERT KURTZMAN Effects Legend/Director/Producer

Robert Kurtzman has been an icon in the world of special make-up, creature effects, and genre filmmaking for almost three decades. His films and award winning, photorealistic effects creations have won him legions of fans around the globe.

As Co-founder of the Emmy and Academy Award winning K.N.B. EFX Group Inc. (Kurtzman, Nicotero, Berger) and Precinct 13/Creature Corps, he has created stunning special effects make-up and creatures for such films as: From Dusk Till Dawn, Wishmaster, Dances With Wolves, Spy Kids, Army of Darkness, Hostel, Scream, City Slickers, Pulp Fiction, The Devil’s Rejects, Misery, Reservoir Dogs, John Carpenter’s In The Mouth Of Madness, Cabin Fever, Evil Dead 2, Bubba Ho-Tep, The Hulk, and many more.

Now, Robert is opening the doors to his state-of-the-art facility and giving students first hand access to decades of genuine Hollywood experience. Learn from top notch instructors with proven experience in courses covering all aspects of the make-up effects industry, including: Sculpture, Mold Making and Casting, Life Drawing, Hair and Beards, Airbrush Techniques, Human and Animal Replicas, Suit Fabrication, Animatronics, and Special FX Props. In addition, students get real world experience, working alongside respected professionals, in a fully functional film and effects studio during the course of their instruction, providing a truly unique educational experience.



Approved by

The Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools

Registration No.12-03-1985T


For complete course and enrollment information, please visit: http://www.kurtzmaninstitute.com (http://www.kurtzmaninstitute.com/undefined/)

What made you want to create your own art school and what makes the KIA / Creature Corps Make-up FX training program different from other schools?

Kurtzman: “Over the past 8 years since P13/ Creature Corps was launched we’ve worked on a wide array of film, television, and music video productions, not only on the effects side of things, but entire productions have been produced through our studio. During this time we’ve had numerous up and coming artists as well as internship students from dozens of schools and colleges come through the studio. Some of them had taken effects courses at other schools, and although these artists were very talented, we found ourselves retraining them on some very basic effects techniques that should have been covered at these other schools. We get calls every week from people wanting to know if we have a training program. Since we’ve had such a demand for artists looking for a real hands-on learning experience we put the program together. The Make-Up and Character Design course is the first of several courses the Institute will offer over the next several years. What makes the KIA / Creature Corps program different is that the students learn in a real effects studio environment. They learn the latest techniques using up to date materials, and participate in a 200 hour hands-on internship program working on actual effects productions in films, television programs and commercials, music videos, and haunted attractions, giving them real life experience before ever graduating from the course.”
Robert Kurtzman at IMDB
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0476071/ (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0476071/)
www.creaturecorps.net (http://www.creaturecorps.net/)

05-02-2012, 10:59 PM
Very cool I'm trying to talk my buddy into taking this course.


05-05-2012, 08:18 AM
Rob is hands down da man...he is so down to earth...just look at the line up of projects he has been involved in...if someone would have told me back in the 90s..one day i would get to hang out in the office of the special effects guru of evil dead 2...i would have never believed it...that one movie was a driving force of ideas we used back in the old haunted hoochie....there is something very special in the water in Ohio...and it brought Rob back home ...he bought a bowling alley he played in as a kid and turned it into an amazing movie special effects studio...he truly does it all....a first class act all the way...at dead Acres we are always pushing the envelope and making things that haven't been done before and rob has help turn us onto sources that have been crucial in some of our recent projects.......hopefully you register early..cause trust me this class will be full.....this is simply an amazing opportunity for everyone