FX legend Rick Baker just recently auctioned a great deal of props from his personal collection on a Prop Store auction. Rick Baker then went on to 88.9 KPCC to reveal that he is done with the movie business. This is mainly due to the drastic decrease in practical special effects as Baker points out, this is the perfect time to leave it all behind. Baker will not leave behind his passion as he will continue to paint, sculpt and do digital models as he does what he wants to do now. HellHorror.com says thank you for all your great work throughout the years Rick Baker and we cannot wait to see what you still have in store for us in the future. Baker did special effects for An American Werewolf in London (1981), Videodrome (1983), Planet of the Apes (2001) and Men in Black (1997) among many more.
Rick Baker told KPCC
I said the time is right, I am 64 years old, and the business is crazy right now. I like to do things right, and they wanted cheap and fast. That is not what I want to do, so I just decided it is basically time to get out. I would consider designing and consulting on something, but I don’t think I will have a huge working studio anymore.
Rick Baker speaks on future
I do all kind of crazy things. I paint, I sculpt, and I do digital models. This part of my life now I am basically retiring from the film industry and looking forward to just doing what I want to do.