VISUAL EFFECTS SUPERVISION
DESIGN / ANIMATION / COMPOSITING
VFX Producer / Co- Supervisor. This clip: Creature design and on set supervision.
Creature Design, Animation and Compositing..
Surface TV Series - NBC
Short was the North Carolina on set VFX supervisor. Duties: Laying out sequences with directors, storyboarding sequences, rehearsing actors and overseeing the make-up effects for the series . Senior VFX supervisor Mitch Suskin was located in Los Angeles.
In addition to his on set VFX supervision Short designed the character of "Nim", the tiny sea serpent adopted by Miles.
STORYBOARDING - Surface
One of Short's specialties is storyboarding of VFX sequences with directors while on set or distant locations. Here is a sample showing his ability to board sequences in a creative and effective manner that results in clear communication between the director and VFX team.
Outsourced - TV Series
Mumbai VFX Plate supervisor. Short also was responsible for all establishing shots and "life in the streets" sequences.
Exit Strategy - Fox Pilot
Working directly with director Anton Fugua, Short was responsible for all on set VFX plates and storyboarding of sequences. Short also traveled to Shanghai for the location shoot acquiring VFX plates as well as general coverage of the city itself for establishing shots and "life in the streets". During post he worked with in-house PIXOMONDO supervisor Art Codron. Senior VFX supervisor was Kevin Blank.
Star Trek: Voyager - "Distant Origin" Episode
Working under the direction of VFX supervisor Mitch Suskin, Short created the final design that the computer extrapolates as the current evolution of the Hadrosaur.
MAKEUP EFFECTS DESIGN / SUPERVISION
COSTUMING / PUPPETEERING
Surface - NBC TV series
Short not only served as the location VFX supervisor but also oversaw the creation of the more complex makeup effects during the run of the series.
Sabrina Down Under - TV movie
Robert Short Prods inc. designed and created the Merfolk for this "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" TV movie. Short and his crew built the tails in Los Angeles and supervised them on location along Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
Capt. Power & the Soldiers of the Future - Landmark group
Robert Short Prods inc. created the power suits for this groundbreaking syndicated TV series.
Intruders - Mini Series
Short and his crew were responsible for the animatronic aliens, hybrid babies and make-up effects throughout the mini series.
Yes, it is in Spanish but it's just as creepy that way.
The Flash TV Series - CBS 1990
Robert Short Prods inc. created the Flash costume for this classic 90's TV series.
MacGyver TV Series - The Black Rhino
For this award winning episode Short created an animatronic rhino that would be at the center of controversy when audiences thought the dying animal was real.
Up, Up and Away - Disney channel movie
Design and fabrication of the super family super suits. The Mom and Dad reflect a 60's vibe while the youngsters reflect a 90's super hero style.
Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
Short served as one of the puppeteers of Salem the Cat during it"s fourth season.
Super Force - Syndicated Series.
Robert Short Productions was responsible for the design and construction of the "Super Force" power suit and gadget filled motorcycle.
Honda Prelude - Director: Zach Snyder
Short created and supervised all the variations of this frantic explosive Hula Doll. Explosives provided by the late Joe Viskocil.
Estranged / Guns and Roses Music Video
RSPinc. provided the animatronic dolphin that appears at the end of the video.
Star Wars / Underroos
Short played C3PO in this commercial.
McDonalds Commercial - Super Bowl
Robert Short Productions designed and created the mermaid tail for this Super Bowl commercial.
Short played Robby the Robot in this and many other TV series and commercials.
1984 Olympics - Televised Closing Ceremony Alien
The 1984 Olympic Alien suit was built and supervised during the games by Robert Short Productions in association with Donald Pennigton. Design by Ron Cobb.