HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT! LifeFormations is evolving!
LF Creative Group is an evolution of LifeFormations 23 years in the making. As our ideas and projects outgrew our name, we welcomed new team members and opened a second location to expand our ability to create award winning visitor experiences.
Our Bowling Green, Ohio facility will continue to specialize in the award winning animatronic and static figures on which our company was founded. Our Cincinnati, Ohio studio will bring together our talents in casework, scenic and sculpted elements, show control, and interactive technologies to allow a seamless integrated approach to our process and creations. Together, the two locations will continue our tradition of joining great projects to provide a specialized element, or an entire experience.
We encourage everyone to visit our new website, blog and social media to stay connected:
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Monday, March 4, 2013
Click here for a great article featuring LifeFormations founder Gene Poor, fun tidbits on our process and a few behind the scenes photos.
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Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
We have a unique approach to most things at LifeFormations. One of which is our guest book; the restroom wall! Oh, and don't mind Mrs. Flushington...she promises not to peek.
Artists always make things interesting, especially decor. Walls and dry erase boards throughout our facility become a canvas for whatever strikes the mood, even the occasional caricature of a co-worker.
When choosing content for a test print on a new material, our children are the perfect subject. Gives us the chance to show off their fanatical side - Go Bears!
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Tuesday, December 25, 2012
While our typical blog entries celebrate a successful project, or a wacky new character we’ve created… we’d like to use this entry to celebrate the life of a LifeFormations team member whose contributions to those successes were tragically cut short this past week.
Our friend, Adam Poor, has passed away. Adam worked in our small mechanisms department and specialized in creating the eye mechanism for our animatronic figures. For good reason, eyes are often called a window to the soul. The way they gaze at you, the emotion they convey, and the personality they project all work to communicate who a person is.
With such an important role, the performance of the eyes in an animatronic figure often must endure incredible scrutiny. Making the eyes’ appearance and movement realistic enough to hold up to that scrutiny is a daunting task that requires the perfect blend of technical finesse and emotional connection. To say the least, it takes a very talented and artistic craftsperson. Adam was able to achieve that level of technical quality and emotional interpretation very quickly in his tenure at LifeFormations. He was well on his way to becoming a master craftsman.
Despite his relatively young age, Adam’s work has been enjoyed by millions of people around the world. The figures on which he worked continue to tell stories, surprise audiences, and make people laugh. His current and future contributions to LifeFormations and the figures we create will be greatly missed.
As anyone who has been part of a successful team knows, you don’t replace a team member, you celebrate their contributions and try to recover from their loss…but the team is forever changed. In celebration of Adam Poor, LifeFormations will be making a donation to the family's chosen charity so that his legacy of enriching lives will continue in new ways.
You will be missed.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Indoors or exposed to the weather, on dry land or submerged...rain, snow or sunshine, LifeFormations animatronics are produced for a variety of environments. Three years ago we produced two 30 foot long animatronic whales, multiple arctic animated seals and some unique water target effects for Europa Park's Whale Adventures Splash Tours water ride in Rust Germany. Here's a look back at the process and finished product.
Whale Adventure Ride Plan
Whale Concept Art
Rough Foam Sculpt - Whale Head
Rough Foam Sculpt - Whale Tale
Bret Woodbury seals it with a kiss before its packed and sent on its long journey from
Bowling Green Ohio U.S.A. to Rust Germany!
(We grow very attached to our characters.)
Whales arrive on site and are carefully installed...in water...in the heart of winter...in Rust Germany. Brrrrr.....
Guests enjoy a ride on the completed attraction. They use the boat mounted water guns to soak targets, critters and each other throughout the ride!
The animatronic seals provided by LifeFormations.
One of the whales provided by LifeFormations. Partially submerged, it squirts water through the blow hole on top of its head! Of course, why not!
Video submitted by a park guest.
More video, enjoy!
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