BURBANK — The Martial Arts History Museum will host a display of the master works of Japanese special ef­fects giant and Emmy Award winner Hiroshi Katagiri, this Friday, Aug. 1, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Hiroshi Katagiri working on a model for "Pacific Rim."
Hiroshi Katagiri working on a model for “Pacific Rim.”

Katagiri has become one of the top artists in the field of special ef­fects makeup. As one of the most respected and highly-sought charac­ter designers, his work has appeared as central parts of many blockbuster hits, including “Pacific Rim,” Pirates of the Caribbean” and “War of the Worlds.”

He has helped to realize the vi­sions of a number of acclaimed A-list directors such as Steven Spielberg, Rob Marshal, Guillermo del Toro, and Sam Raimi.

“The Works of Hiroshi Katagiri” will be on display for just the one evening. Visitors will have the op­portunity to meet Katagiri in person, see his work, and purchase his newly released book. He will also be dis­cussing his new film, “Gehenna.”

This special exhibit is free to the public at the Martial Arts History Museum, 2319 W. Magnolia Blvd. in Burbank. For more information, visit http://hunterkillerstudio.com.

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