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Special Effects - Production Consultation - Educator

Shannon Shea, a native New Orleanian, has enjoyed a 35+ year tenure designing, constructing, and performing animatronic creatures and characters for Motion Pictures and Television.  He has had the pleasure of contributing to such diverse films as Predator, Dances With Wolves, Terminator 2, Jurassic Park, Spy Kids, The Chronicles of Narnia, Drag Me To Hell, Men in Black III, Netflix’s Lost In Space, Barb and Starr go to Vista Del Mar (2021) as well as the new Korean horror-drama Sweet Home (2020).

Not limited to the confines of Motion Pictures, he has served as an animatronics supervisor for Universal Studios and Disney Research & Development as a representative of Spectral Motion, Inc.  He paints (having been shown in New York, North Carolina, and Los Angeles), and has written for Makeup Artist Magazine as well as having had a book published about the first formative years of his career entitled  I’m Rubber, You’re Glue (available at  

He is a continuing teacher of the Stan Winston School of Character Design and taught for nearly 3 years at the prestigious Cinema Makeup School in Los Angeles.

Shannon and his wife, Tracy (a talented soprano and writer), recently relocated to the Gulf Coast and have established an Etsy shop that sells both of their art products.  Check out his IMDB page in the "About" section.

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