Jim Bycznski’s Work in Progress: a Life-Sized “Wolfman” Display Figure

A. Quinton — Feb. 20th 2010

In December I got an email and some photos from Jim Bycznski, founder of what might be the coolest program to ever grace the curriculum of a high school. Jim was inspired by the (then) imminent release of The Wolfman and he and his crew began working on a life-sized display figure of the titular beast. This weekend I got a few more photos of their progress– “Legs have been molded and casted, teeth made, and the body will be fabricated soon,” Jim writes. Here are seven shots of the process. Look on this, and wonder why your high school wasn’t this cool.

If I’d had access to a program like this when I was in high school, my career path would have been very different. You can see a gallery of more BHSFX work here– there are some more werewolves, if you look closely! Thanks for sharing, Jim.

  • Sweet special effects for this movie!

  • Jason

    I grew up in this suburb of Ohio and went to Berea’s rival high school, Midpark!!
    Craziness! I never would’ve suspected this high school was from Ohio. I wonder if there’s any way to get them connected with the movie industry somehow .. or if they already have something like that.

  • viergacht

    Man, I didn’t think ANYTHING would make me want to go back to high school, but this does!

  • If you think this is COOL,,, you should see ALL of the other FX projects Byz and crew have done over the years. I’m trying to get Byz to diplay the classes items for Halloween this year. Having a son-in-law who graduated from Pittsburgh’s Institute of Art and does a lot of the same work for movies/sets… this school is really aweome. Keep it rockin BHS!!