Meet Creature Creator Melissa Doss Special Effects Artist

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Meet Creature Creator Melissa Doss Special Effects Artist says
Melissa Doss is one of the most popular designers on the Syfy reality competition series, " Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge". She is a freelance special effects artist and housewife from Arkansas. She grew up in Big Bear, California. She says, "I'll play nice until I have to bring the claws out."

Melissa Doss returned home to Southern California after living for a year in Alaska with her husband who is in the army. Her mother is her biggest supporter and her father is a highway patrolman with a drafting background and a handyman attitude. Her father is the one Melissa calls during the eleventh hour of any grueling project, and it is her dream to be able to open up a shop with him. Half Cuban, Melissa has a loving Hispanic family comprised of "loud and creative people" who appreciate "lots of food and hugs."

Melissa has cultivated her creature training through interning, rather than formal education. She loves puppets, motion capture and stop motion, and this passion drives her talent. Melissa considers the Henson brand to be a huge part of her childhood. She expects the competition to be intense and while she wasn’t as experienced as some of her competitors, she is competitive and driven. Foam fabrication and patterning are her strengths, but she's a bit nervous about animatronics. As a young a bubbly female, she recognizes she is not the typical person in an effects shop.

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By: Space City Comic Con

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