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Jordu Schell

Creature Designer

Owner and head designer of the Schell Sculpture Studio, Jordu Schell has been in the film and television industry since 1987.  His talent as a designer and sculptor is world renowned, and his credits include: "Avatar", "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian", "300", "Hellboy", "Aliens vs. Predator - Requiem", "Men in Black", "The Mist", "Batman Returns", "The X-Files Movie", "Predator ll", Galaxy Quest", "Evolution", "Babylon 5- The Series" (on which he designed an Emmy award-winning creature make-up and the first fully digital creature for a television series), "Edward Scissorhands", "Alien: Resurrection"and many more. For many years, Jordu has been sharing his techniques via workshops around the world, and at some of the most prestigious companies in the industry, including Industrial Light and Magic, Tippett Studio, Blur Studio and Blizzard Entertainment. 

  • "If I moved to Los Angeles, the first thing I would do is sign up for Jordu Schell's sculpture class. I'm not kidding. Jordu has an extraordinary talent for creating fantastic faces which have an intrinsic logic and superb modeling that makes them believable. In my opinion, to be great, a make-up, creature, or transformation must make the viewer believe that it could have a life of its own. Jordu is the master of the bizarre made believable. "

    - Dick Smith
    Exorcist, Little Big Man, Taxi Driver, Amadeus

  • "I tell everyone I meet that Jordu Schell is the finest sculptor, painter, and designer I've met."

    - Tom Savini
    Dawn of the Dead, Creepshow, Friday the 13th

  • "If you want to learn from one of the best creature designers I know and one of the very best creature maquette makers of all time…check out Jordu Schell and his school."

    - Carlos Huante
    Men in Black, Hellboy, Eragon