Lino Stavole was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1972. He served in the army in heavy demolitions and explosives and took his knowledge into independent film pyrotechnics and started performing special effects for films throughout the Midwest. He studied Theater and Film design at the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio. There, he decided to emphasize more on art and the mechanical and soon started working for illusionist Owen Redwine building illusions and magic tricks at Redwine Magic. His unique interests push him into renowned sculptor Thomas Kuebler and he worked as his assistant then as production coordinator at a unique animatronics company called Lifeformations Inc. In 2001 he moved to Los Angeles and formed The Creature Company. In 2004 he worked at KNB Effects Studio on a myriad of projects and was extensively influenced by special effects makeup gurus Greg Nicotero and Howard Berger. It was about that time when his interest in art and technology developed even more and he started working with 3d scanning, rapid manufacturing technologies, and digital modeling for the physical makeup effects industry. Lino is considered one of the innovators of new technologies in this facet and speaks frequently for the Society of Manufacturing Engineers on new 3d imaging and rapid manufacturing technology in the entertainment industry. Stavole currently works with the industry's best artisans and craftsmen at The Creature Company and its subsidiary Behold 3D to provide excellent special effects and visual effect components for an ever changing industry.
Film by Tinsley Effects 3D Digital Reality Consultant and Fabricator
Film by Amalgamated Dynamics Incorporated 3D Digital Reality Consultant and Fabricator
Film by The Creature Company Special Effects supervising consultant
VHS- The Sick Thing That Happened to Emily When She Was Younger
Film (short) by The Creature Company Special effects supervisor
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas
Film by KNB Effects Group 3D Digital Reality Consultant and Fabricator