Jordu SchellSchell Sculpture Studio offers the finest creature and character design available anywhere. The studio has been providing concept art in the industry for over ten years, and owner and head designer Jordu Schell has been in the film and television industry since 1987. His talent as a designer and sculptor is world renowned, and his credits include: “Avatar”, “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian”, “300”, “Hellboy”, “Aliens vs. Predator – Requiem”, “Men in Black”, “The Mist”, “Batman Returns”, “Edward Scissorhands”, “Alien: Resurrection”, “The X-Files Movie”, “Predator II”, “Galaxy Quest”, “Evolution”, “Babylon 5-The Series” (on which he designed an emmy award-winning creature make-up and the first fully digital creature for a television series), and many more.

Schell Sculpture Studio is a full service sculpture and design facility with a wealth of talent to match the need of any project. Our studio specializes in creature and character design, props, prototypes for toys and model kits, general special effects work, and creature design classes.

Schell Sculpture Studio is located at
21629 Marilla St.
Chatsworth, CA 91311

Phone: 747-224-0172

Click here for further contact information.


Demonstration for the staff of Dreamworks:

Our classes are taught by Jordu, himself, and offer students a first-hand look at how creatures are created for the film, television, and gaming industries, as well as a thorough hands-on experience designing their own masks, maquettes and illustrations. Ours is the only school specializing in these aspects of conceptualization. Classes are held in a working studio environment--check here often for times and availability.

Jordu has taught around the world, and at some of the most prestigious companies in the industry, including Industrial Light and Magic, Tippett Studio, Blizzard Entertainment, Blur Studio, Millennium Effects and many more. If you are interested in hosting a seminar, feel free to contact the studio here.
List of Credits and Accomplishments:
Cowboys & Aliens Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

designer: sculptor
  The Cabin in the Woods (2011)

conceptual creature designer
Cabin in the Woods
Battle: Los Angeles Battle: Los Angeles (2011)

conceptual creature designer
  Somewhere (2010)

designer: old age makeup
Predators Predators (2010)

  Legion (2010)

designer: sculptor
Avatar Avatar (2009)

lead characters designer
  Dragonball Evolution (2009)

conceptual creature designer
Dragonball: Evolution
Creature of Darkness Creature of Darkness (2009)

creature effects
  Assorted Nightmares: Janitor (2008)

special effects makeup
Prince Caspien The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)

conceptual creature designer
  Spike (2008)

creature creator
Cloverfield Cloverfield (2008)

lead animatronic effects painter
  AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem (2007)

conceptual creature designer
The Mist The Mist (2007)

conceptual creature designer
  The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It (2007)

The Haunting Hour
300 300 (2006)

conceptual creature designer
  Feast (2005)

Reeker Reeker (2005)

lead sculptor
  Blade: Trinity (2004)

Blade: Trinity
Hellboy Hellboy(2004)

  Dawn of the Dead (2004)

conceptual artist
Dawn of the Dead
Hulk Hulk(2003)

  Scary Movie 3 (2003)

concept art
Scary Movie 3
Chris Cunningham The Work of Director Chris Cunningham (2003)

character masks makeup and hair

segment: "Windowlicker"
  Planet of the Apes (2001)

conceptual artist
Planet of the Apes
Evolution Evolution (2001)

  Bedazzled (2000)

character designer
Hollow Man Hollow Man (2000)

character designer
  Galaxy Quest (1999)

conceptual creature designer
Galaxy Quest
Bicentenial Man Bicentennial Man (1999)

painting designer
  My Favorite Martian (1999)

conceptual creature designer
My Favorite Martian
Patch Adams The X Files(1998)

conceptual artist
  Jane Austen's Mafia! (1998)

Patch Adams Patch Adams (1998)

  Face/Off (1997)

Men in Black Men in Black (1997)

  Starship Troopers (1997)

Starship Troopers
Alien: Resurrection Alien: Resurrection (1997)

character designer
  Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996)

additional effects crew
Hellraiser: Bloodline
Escape from LA Escape from L.A. (1996)

  Sometimes They Come Back... Again (1996)

makeup assistant
Sometimes They Come Back...Again
Xtro 3 Xtro 3: Watch the Skies (1995)
designer, sculptor, painter
Double Dragon (1994)

designer, sculptor
Double Dragon
The Usual Suspects The Usual Suspects (1994)

  The Silence of the Hams (1994)

special makeup effects
Silence of the Hams
Babylon 5 Babylon 5 (TV) (1994)

designer, sculptor, painter
  Return of the Living Dead III (1993)

Return of the Living Dead 3
Class Act Class Act (1992)

designer, sculptor, painter
  The Amazing Live Sea Monkeys (TV) (1992)

designer, sculptor, painter
The Amazing Live Sea Monkeys
Nemesis Nemesis (1992)

special makeup effects artist
  Puppet Master II (1991)

makeup crew
Puppet Master 2
Star Trek 4 Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)

designer, sculptor, painter
  Guyver (1991)

creature effects head for "ramsey" character
The Guyver
Edward Scissorhands Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Bride of Re-Animator (1990)

makeup effects technician
Bride of Re-animator
Predator 2 Predator 2 (1990)

  Mad Ron's Prevues from Hell (1987)

makeup artist
Mad Ron's Prevues from Hell