Community Spotlight: Guardians of the Galaxy - ‘I am... Groot’

This is not a garden ornament!

by Vicki Wright Oct 28, 2014 at 8:08 AM

  • It never ceases to amaze us how much talent and passion people have, which is why we wanted to highlight AVForums member HurleyFX's – ‘Guardians of the Galaxy - I am... Groot’ project.
    From living room to Dragoncon with Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn

    In May this year HurleyFX undertook the mammoth task of making himself a full life size ‘Groot suit’ for the Dragoncon convention in Atlanta, USA. Standing at a whooping 7ft 9” (floor to highest branch), the suit weighs in at 62lbs, with the mask alone weighing 7lbs.

    This is not a garden ornament!

    Whereas Groot in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie was done purely with CGI, HurleyFX has recreated an outstanding real life ‘Groot’. What may surprise you even more is that HurleyFX is not someone from the film or FX industry and is entirely self-taught.

    To check out this fascinating project from start to finish, go to his thread ‘Guardians of the Galaxy – I am... Groot’ in our Movie Memorabilia forum.

    Another excellent project by HurleyFX is My Predators.

    AVForums would like to thank HurleyFX for sharing this with fellow members and we can’t wait to see what his next project will be.

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