john lee

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charlie and the chocolate factory

Senior model maker

Tim Burton's film adapatation allowed Cinesite to gather together more than 60 model makers in one of the biggest SFX teams ever assembled.

Construction of:

  • Two 1/24th scale factory installations
  • Numerous foreground hero shop front buildings
  • Detailed street furniture
  • Wonka factory set dressing
  • Interior miniature Hospital wing
  • Large scale railway arch

Model supervisors: Nigel Trevessey and Doug Bishop. Model unit director: José Granell

Wonka town under construction - 1:24 scale

The town minus it's Chocolate factory

Foreground shop fronts

Shop front detail

Factory unit taking shape

Miniature hospital wing - approx 10' high

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