Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge

Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge

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Syfy introduces ten hopeful creature designers who have come to Los Angeles with an incredible shared dream: a contract working in Jim Henson's Creature Shop™. The competing creature designers are allowed unprecedented access to the world-renowned Creature Shop, gaining hands-on experience to learn every aspect of what it takes to become a master creature designer. Following a series of elaborate challenges, only one will be awarded a prize worth up to $100,000 and the job opportunity of a lifetime.

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Syfy introduces ten hopeful creature designers who have come to Los Angeles with an incredible shared dream: a contract working in Jim Henson's Creature Shop™. The competing creature designers are allowed unprecedented access to the world-renowned Creature Shop, gaining hands-on experience to learn every aspect of what it takes to become a master creature designer. Following a series of elaborate challenges, only one will be awarded a prize worth up to $100,000 and the job opportunity of a lifetime.

season 1 (8 episodes)

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  • 1What Lies Beneath

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    Brian Henson welcomes 10 talented creature designers to Jim Henson Studios for their first Creature Brief: design and build an original underwater creature for a screen test on the Henson Soundstage.

  • 2Return of the Skeksis

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    The creature designers tackle sculpting, molding, and mechanizations as the Henson classic The Dark Crystal inspires re-imagined Skeksis who return to the castle for a screen test with the original Dark Crystal.

  • 3Assembly Inspired

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    The creature designers breathe life into unconventional materials from a junkyard to create a believable half scrap, half fantasy creature trapped inside a hanging cage.

  • 4Heads Up!

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    Humor is the key to this week's Creature Brief as mounted creature heads in an enchanted trophy room return to life under the spell of a wizard, played by Scrubs' Donald Faison.

  • 5Life in Motion

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    An appearance by Lady Gaga's unicorn inspires the creature designers to create a larger-than-life creature with realistic movement, performed on a black light soundstage.

  • 6Swamp Things

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    The Henson Soundstage is transformed into a mystical swamp for a screen test revealing camouflaged creatures hiding in plain sight. Face Off's Neville Page guest judges.

  • 7Alien Press Conference

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    Gigi brings Farscape co-star Rygel into the workshop as inspiration for the creature designers to build original alien species attending an intergalactic press conference. Men in Black director Barry Sonnenfeld guest judges.

  • 8Tavern at the Crossroads

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    Eliminated creature designers return to help the final three face their toughest Creature Brief: design, build and perform a full body mystical creature, including props and special effects. Only one is awarded the coveted job at Jim Henson's Creature Shop.