09.05.2019: TJ Storm, Godzilla Motion Capture Actor

Motion Capture performer TJ Storm chats with Kyle about his experience in bringing the King of the Monsters to life!

Over the past 65 years, Godzilla has been played by all sorts of awesome people: Haruo Nakajima, Kenpachiro Satsuma, Tsutomu “Tom” Kitagawa (just to name a few). Not all Godzilla actors hail from the land of the rising sun, however. We are thrilled to share this conversation with a new kind of Godzilla actor. He doesn’t wear a foam rubber suit in order to play the role of the King of the Monsters; he instead wears a lycra suit covered in ping pong balls. He grapples with other actors in similar lycra suits, and the end result is history’s and Hollywood’s beefiest beast of all, Legendary Pictures’ Godzilla. Our guest for this episode is none other than TJ Storm, the man who has brought life to the CGI Godzilla from Godzilla (2014) and Godzilla King of the Monsters (2019).

Big thanks to Jessica Tseang for helping to arrange the interview and to Bob Johnson and his crew from Bay Area Film Events for the opportunity to steal some of TJ’s time during Godzilla Fest!

Godzilla gets his motivation from actor TJ Storm during the filming of Godzilla King of the Monsters

Please make sure to visit the links below to learn more about our guest and all of the awesome stuff that TJ helps organize!

1. Godzilla King of the Monsters “Intimidation Display” TV Spot (2019)
2. Old Rivals by Bear McCreary from Godzilla King of the Monsters (2019)

Minds Eye Tribe
SyFy “Genre MVP: The Motion Capture Actor Who’s Played Groot, Godzilla & Iron Man
CBR’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ MoCap Actors Are IRL ‘Kaiju Brothers
Befores & Afters’ Life As A Motion Capture Performer 

Our 4th enthy in the KAIJUCAST T-SHIRT OF THE MONTH: Return Of The King (a collaboration with MyKaiju Godzilla
Rose City Comic Con is coming up, make sure to come out to our events:
Kaijucast’s RELEASE THE KAIJU Panel at Rose City Comic Con 2019! 
Our annual Kaijucast LISTENER PARTY at Killer Burger (Saturday night)

Hope you enjoy this interview – we’ll be back for more episodes later this month!