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Spend day with talent behind legendary films

July 12, 2013


A MASTERCLASS in the art of body casting for film, theatre and television is to be held at Nottingham Trent University by the man who led the team on the original Star Wars, Indiana Jones and Superman movies.

Ken Clarke has worked with some of the movie industry's biggest names including Stephen Spielberg, George Lucas, Richard Attenborough, James Cameron, Jim Henson and Ridley Scott.

His CV also includes body casting for Alien, Superman, The Shining and Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

Ken's career has been unique, and it is great that he wants to share his experiences and skills with creative people in Nottingham, says Steve Whalley, short course manager at the School of Art and Design.

We're already working with moulding and casting in some unique and innovative ways, and this one day event is another way for us to share this knowledge with professionals and enthusiastic beginners alike.

The one-day course in October will include a live demonstration of part of a man's chest and shoulder being moulded, plus talks about the structure of the movie industry and the costume and special effects departments.

This masterclass will be perfect for anyone in the film, theatre and costume industries or anyone studying these subjects in search of inspiration, says Steve.

By the end of the day attendees will be fully confident in exploring this exciting process themselves and will have heard some amazing anecdotes from one of the world's most experienced people in this exciting part of the movie business. Body Casting for Film, TV and Theatre will be held at the Bonington building on Saturday, October 19, from 10am to 4pm. Entry costs Pounds 300. To book go to

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