Karen Spencer will be presenting a creature suit demo on the small education stage as part of Prosthetics Jam, with creature performer Aidan Cook. This will give an insight into the design, construction and demands of working with a full creature suit, which in Gerald’s case incorporates an animatronic head.
Karen is an SFX Producer at Millennium FX, where she started as a prosthetics artist and projects co-ordinator in 2007, until taking on her current role the following year. This involves managing the production of the work the company supplies for specific industry projects.
Having previously worked with a News International Company providing services to live TV shows, Karen has maintained a keen interest in offering creative solutions for entertainment projects.
Projects to date include TV programmes such as the 2015 RTS award nominated ‘Keith Lemon Sketch Show’ (ITV2) and children’s drama ‘Wizards vs Aliens’ (BBC). Films Karen has worked on include Joe Johnston’s ‘The Wolfman’, soon to be released ‘Victor Frankenstein’ (dir. Paul McGuigan) and up-coming horror feature ‘The Forest’.
Karen feels privileged to have worked on advertising campaigns for clients such as Unilever and Sky Atlantic’s Arctic noir series ‘Fortitude’, for which Millennium FX created an adult polar bear. She is presently working with major clients such as Merlin Entertainments.