Chapter 6. Animatronic Eyes

by Brian Roe

I was lucky enough to be a child in the 80s, when the incredible creatures of The Dark Crystal, Gremlins, Harry and the Hendersons and Aliens graced the movie screen—and stirred my imagination.

I was in the sixth grade when a career evaluation at my school pointed me towards a job as a Special Effects Technician. From this point forward I knew exactly what I wanted to be when I grew up! In high school I aspired to become an Animatronic Engineer, bringing fascinating characters to life through artistic robotics.

With a lot of hard work and a little bit of luck, I made it into the film industry and fulfilled my dream. Unfortunately for ...

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