Phil Tippett

Phil Tippett

Appearing: Saturday, Sunday

Phil Tippett is an American movie director and Oscar and Emmy Award-winning visual effects supervisor and producer, who specializes in creature design, stop-motion and computerized character animation. Over his career, he has assisted ILM and DreamWorks, and in 1984 formed his own company, Tippett Studio.

His work has appeared in movies such as the original Star Wars trilogy, Jurassic Park, and RoboCop. In 2021, he released his long-gestating stop-motion film Mad God, which was funded through Kickstarter and distributed by Shudder.

In 1990, Tippett began work on an independent project entitled Mad God but during the rise of his studio, the project was dropped. In 2010, Mad God was brought back up, but Tippett did not have the budget for the film, so he started a Kickstarter with a budget goal of $40,000. On June 16, 2012, the project was successfully funded, exceeding the goal and obtaining $124,156.

The film was first screened December 11th, 2021 and continued screening through mid-2022. The film took 30 years to complete.

VIP ticket holders will get a private screening of Mad God with Phil.

Silicon 2022

Creating The Improbable.

We believe in every single person’s ability to create the improbable and to learn about themselves and the world in the process. Like any artifact worth searching for, sometimes all it takes is a bit of digging in the right place to find your unique ability. We seek to aid in this endeavor.

At SiliCon with Adam Savage, our goal is to bring together people who have long histories of creating, from filmmakers and actors, to artists, authors, engineers, scientists, technologists, and makers to share their creativity and enthusiasm. We know that the sum of all this interaction is greater than its individual parts. We celebrate the spark we get when we meet new people, surmount new challenges, exult and share with each other.

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