Chestburster Mechanism Test

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Before Stephen Norrington became a film director, he did special effects for movies like Alien, where he developed the little guy we now call a Chestburster. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at how they did it. Isn't he just the cutest little thing? See more at the Stan Winston School of Character Arts. Link -via Geeks Are Sexy

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Seeing this amazing piece of mechanical design really makes me miss the pre-CGI days. Creating "puppets" like this and automated miniatures is a dying art.
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