Senior Technical Advisor: Jack Harper
Jack Harper is a Chemical Engineer with more than 35 years of experience in chemical and material research. Jack worked for Dow Corning Corporation studying and inventing silicone products including bathtub caulk, medical device implants and first of kind molding processes. Jack is holder of numerous US and foreign patents for his work.
Jack has been a consultant and technical advisor to many industries. He was instrumental in the development of pioneering special effects makeup for films such as Planet of the Apes utilizing his skills in rubber and foam molding techniques.
Jack worked closely with John Chambers who's work became known worldwide in the Planet of the Apes series, for which he won a special Academy Award. These ground breaking methods were also used outside film to help solve tough, real-world problems.
John Chambers was given the highest civilian award from the CIA for his help with numerous transformations. Some of his work can be seen at the International Spy Museum in Washington D.C. He also set up the cover story of a film crew planning to shoot a science fiction film in Iran for his special effects colleague Tony Mendez in order to rescue some American embassy personnel who escaped capture by the Iranian militants in November 1979. These techniques have also lead to rumors that Chambers created the Sasquatch in the Patterson-Gimlin film, but he denied this.