Ross Plesset

About Me

I have been a published writer since 1998, having contributed to such publications as Cinefantastique, Premiere Online, StarWars.com, Star Trek magazine, Dreamwatch, Starburst, SFX, Filmfax, and CraveOnline. Among the movies I have covered are: The Lord of the Rings, Spider-Man, Shrek, Star Trek, and Star Wars.

Listed below are some of the people I have interviewed (organized by category).

 

Interests

Research, conducting interviews, movies, special venue films (including 3D and simulator rides), theme parks, drawing, film production, and much more.

Interviewed -- Directors:

James Cameron, Joe Dante,  Peter Jackson, Oliver Stone, Sam Raimi, Paul Verhoeven, Andrew Adamson, Randal Kleiser, Joseph Zito

writers:

Peter S. Beagle, Philippa Boyens, Lennie Ripps, Pat Profft, Terry Rossio, Rospo Pallenberg, Jon Povill, Hal Barwood & Matthew Robbins, Graham Yost, Mark Rosenthal

producers:

Sid & Marty Krofft, Howard Kazanjian, Tom Smith, Charles H. Shneer, Laura Ziskin, Ralph Winter, Don Murphy, Grant Curtis 

Musical composers:

Danny Elfman, Howard Shore, Ian Fraser

visual/special effects:

Ray Harryhausen, Dennis Muren, Jim Danforth, John Dykstra, Ken Ralson, Phil Tippett, Chuck Comisky, Robert Skotak, Rick Baker, Stan Winston, David Allen, Tom St. Amand, Richard Taylor (WETA), Randall William Cook, Robert Stromberg, Paul Gentry, The Chiodo Brothers, Peter Ellenshaw, Harrison Ellenshaw, Gene Warren Jr., Jeffrey Kleiser (Kleiser-Walczak), Bill George (Industrial Light & Magic), Bob Baker (Bob Baker Marionettes), Steve Neill, Brian Johnson, Eric Brevig, Chris Endicott (stop-motion animator), Kent Burton (stop-motion animator)

concept designers:

Ralph McQuarrie, Syd Mead, Robert McCall, Joe Johnston, Alan Lee, John Howe, William Stout, Neville Page, George McGinnis

Production Designers/art directors:

Joe Alves, Grant Major. Rick Heinrichs, Geoffrey Kirkland, Neil Spisak, James Hegedus, Steve Arnold,Tony Fanning, Joseph Jennings, Brian Bartholomew, Leslie Parsons

Actors:

Tobey Maguire, Christopher Lee, Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Tim Roth, Paul Giamatti, Peter Mayhew, Daniel Radcliffe, Barbara Carrera, Markie Post, Juliet Mills, Ted Raimi, Lennie Weinrib, Patty Maloney, Michonne Bourriague

Costume designers

James Acheson, Greg LaVoi

feature Animation:

Ward Kimball, Arthur Rankin, Lester Abrams, Vicky Jenson, Raman Hui, Ken Bielenberg, Mike Sandrik

Theme park designers:

Marc Davis (WED), Tony Baxter, Kevin Rafferty (Walt Disney Imagineering), Tom Fitzgerald (Walt Disney Imagineering), Steven Spiegel (Walt Disney Imagineering), Gary Goddard (Landmark Entertainment), Thierry Coup (Universal Creative), Valerie Johnson Redrow (Universal Creative), Scott Towbridge (Universal Creative)