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Biomimic Studio

Biomimic Studio is a South London based studio specialising in creating highly realistic Animatronics. Set up in 2013 by Gustav Hoegen. The ambition of Biomimic studio is to continue the recent renaissance of practical and Creature effects. Having established great working relationships with the best technicians and artists the business has to offer, Biomimic Studio will guarantee the best team will be assembled for creating any Animatronic imaginable. This artist collective formed for each project always makes for an inspiring journey where new ideas and techniques are applied in creating a fantasy creature, realistic animal or an Animatronic human. Always staying true to the philosophy of applying creative engineering inspired by anatomy and translating organic movement into mechanical beings. With each artist bringing the best in their respective fields the results are always astounding.

 

Clients so far include:

 

Hanson Robotics LTD

Universal Pictures

Lucasfilm LTD

DNA Films

 
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About Gustav Hoegen

Founder Biomimic Studio, Animatronic/Creature FX Artist

Growing up in the eighties Gustav Hoegen developed a huge passion for the Practical effects, heavy sci-fi and fantasy films of that period. Influenced by these films such as the Alien and Star Wars franchise it became clear early on in Gustav's life that this would be the career he'd pursue. In 1996 Gustav left Holland and moved to London to follow his dream of working in the special FX industry. In 1998 Gustav got offered an internship at the Special FX company Artem. He spent three years there honing his craft working on many adverts and the occasional feature film.

During Gustav's time at Artem he started to specialise in Animatronics. The ability to combine design, anatomy translated through mechanics, study of movement and the aesthetics of engineering made Animatronics and Creature FX very appealing to Gustav.

In 2001 Gustav entered the freelance world as an Animatronic designer working on numerous films, amongst them are Terry Gilliam's Brothers Grimm, Tim Burtons Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Ridley Scott's Prometheus. After a 12 year career as a freelancer Gustav decided to set up his own workshop under the name of Biomimic Studio. During the period of setting up his Studio, Gustav received the offer of a life time. Lucas Film approached him to run the Creature FX department for the new series of Star Wars movies. Eventually he teamed up with Neal Scanlan who helmed the whole Creature department while Gustav supervised the Animatronic department. Gustav has been working on every new Star Wars movie so far as well as running his studio.