Crash McCreery

Exhibiting | Presenting | Demo Area


“Crash” McCreery has worked in the entertainment business for the past 35 years and has designed for some of the most prestigious films in the industry. He spent the first 11 years of his career working for Make Up Effects legend Stan Winston as one of his studio’s lead artists. He then continued as a freelance creature designer in 2001. His character designs can be seen in such films as the Jurassic Park series, the "Pirates of the Caribbean" series, "Edward Scissorhands", "Terminator 2", "Ghost Rider", "The Relic" and many more. He has designed for numerous high profile directors such as Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Tim Burton, Gore Verbinski and M. Night Shyamalan. He acted as Gore Verbinski’s Production Designer on the live action film, "The Lone Ranger", as well as the animated feature, "Rango", which earned Crash an Animation Award for best character design and helped Verbinski garner his first Academy Award for Best Animated Film. He’s currently working at Universal’s “Dark Universe” as lead designer.

Participant Schedule

Saturday 10/28 10:30AM - 11:30AM

The Wheel Of Death! Creature Crafting with Crash

Demo Area 3 - HALL C | Crash McCreery

Join legendary artist Crash McCreery as he demonstrates the intriguing "Wheel of Death" to combine unique ideas and features. Witness the evolution of a fantasy creature from initial concept, through rough sketches, value thumbnails, to the mesmerizing final rendering. Delve deep into the artistic techniques as Crash emphasizes the mastery of light and shadow to render texture and form, showcasing the creature in its best light. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from a master and enhance your understanding of character design and rendering!
Friday 10/27 3:30PM - 4:30PM

Crafting Legends: Live Action Character Designers Panel

Room 104-105 | Constantine Sekeris, Crash McCreery, Christian Alzmann, Rob Bliss, Renée di Cherri, Karla Ortiz, Iain McCaig

Join an illustrious panel featuring Karla Ortiz, Iain McCaig, Constantine Sekeris, Crash McCreery, Christian Alzmann, and Rob Bliss, moderated by Renee di Cherri. Collectively, their groundbreaking work has shaped iconic films such as "Doctor Strange," "Star Wars," "Thor: Ragnarok," "Jurassic Park," "Harry Potter," and many more. Dive deep into the artistry and challenges of live-action character design and gain insights from the creative minds that have defined iconic cinematic characters.