From the gory to the obscure to the pumpkin-flavored, the spirit of Halloween took over The Mill last week. The creative souls across studios celebrated the day – or in some cases, the week – with gut twisting drinks and treats, deathly décorations, and of course, costume battles.
Essential to any Halloween celebration is the proper décor to greet your guests. Mill+ designers Alex T. Pelham and Laura Nash created a special set of tarot card themed graphics to welcome visitors to our London studio on Windmill Street.
The cards feature roles found at The Mill including the producer, the director, the editor, the designer, the animator, the 3D artist and the compositor. [Get the full set of card graphics on our Facebook page.]
Behind the darkened doors of our London studio, ghostly goodies set the mood for activities like pumpkin carving, face painting and a horror-tastic screening of A Nightmare on Elm Street with The Mill Film Club.
At The Mill in NY, reception provided a warm Halloween welcome, while artists brought in their furry sidekicks in an adorable attempt to win the costume contest.
No Halloween celebration is complete without a costume contest. At The Mill in NY, Dan Rosenberg took home first with his stomach turning Alien costume, followed closely by Darnell Laval's Digi Betacam throwback and a diabolical Zack Jerrold and Steve Morotta as Dr. Evil & Mini Me.
At The Mill in LA, Blake Guest [Alan (The Hangover), Daniel Lang (The Grim Reaper), and Anna Zhang & Luke Krama (Boobs) topped the competition. [See more pics of Milloween in LA here.]
The Mill in Chicago celebrated the Day of the Dead with a pumpkin carving contest. 3D artist Jessica Soderstrom took home 1st place with an exceptionally creepy carving (pictured below).
Chicago's costume winners included: Naotaka Minami's rendition of Russell Up taking first, Jamie Beckwith as a creepy (but well-crafted) owl and Adam Grint the colourful rain cloud.
With so many great costumes, we couldn't end this post without sharing a few more Halloween highlights. Let the prep for next year's costume begin.....