Robert Short's scrapbook of events and adventures.
"IT'S ALIVE" The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences animatronics exhibit in 2006 featured many of my projects and gave audiences a close up look at how they were done.
The Tim Burton art exhibit at the Los Angeles Museum of Art. I was very honored to be listed as an American Artist in the gallery.
The exhibit at MOMA in New York City.
Here I am with Herbie and my dog "Q" whom I patterned Herbie's actions after.
A 3-D replication of a magazine ad in "Famous Monsters" at the Monsterpalooza convention. Good to see these masks live on.
Spending time with the brilliant director and friend Joe Sargent.
Nothing weirder than being featured on a Mexican lobby card for "Scared To Death" while working behind the scenes.
While in College I cut class to be on the set of "Diamonds Are Forever" with my friend Bill and ended up having the opportunity to appear in the film as well as visit many of the locations used through out the California shoot. I appear in this clip behind Sean Connery at the 2:29 mark.
Here is the Moonbuggy being built in the casino's parking lot.
Yours truly supervising the Herbie puppeteer effects team at :58
Appearing as an MIB agent in MIB3 - Front row on the left.
Attending an Academy 25th anniversary screening of Beetlejuice with Alan Munro, Richard L Anderson, Larry Wilson and Tom Duffield.
Appearing in the last episode of "The man from U.N.C.L.E." TV series. Yep, that's me on the far right.
Appearing on "The Worlds Greatest TV Cars" TV special with U.N.C.L.E. Car designer Gene Winfield.
In 1985 I was thrilled to attend and lecture at the first Tokyo International Film Festival.
Acting in a student film with friends and the incomparable Rod Serling.
Lecturing at the 2015 NC Merfest mermaid enthusiasts convention about the making of "Splash".
On the set of the original Star Wars studying the construction of the Chewbacca mask.
Great to see the Beetlejuice characters live on! Ad for the Tim Burton Ball 2015.
I worked for one season on the "Star Trek" animated Filmation series in the ink and paint department as well as sculpting reference models of alien characters.
Greg Cannom and I were up for Academy Award consideration for "Cocoon" until contractual conflicts arose.
Behind the scenes of "Surface" with Carter Jenkins and Lake Bell.
During an interview for the British TV Doc. "The Greatest TV Cars of All Time".
Display at the Don Post Convention showcasing many of the masks created during the 70's
Getting the chance to do a stunt scene with Robert Vaughn as Napoleon Solo and myself as a Thrush agent in "The Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E." was a childhood dream come true.
Honored that people would think so highly of the work.
My Aston Martin DB5 as it appeared in "The Return of The Man from U.N.C.L.E.", driven by George Lazenby.
Working for Greg Jein, miniature supervisor, on the miniature of V'ger and Spock's spacewalk as Doug Trumbull looks on.