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STAR WARS CELEBRATION II
DIORAMAWORKSHOP.COM FORUM
CELEBRATION II COVERAGE COMPLETE
DIORIO DIORAMA HD
YOU TUBE DWC CHANNEL
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TWITTER
MAKING OF TUTORIAL
CELEBRATION IV COVERAGE COMPLETE
WORKSHOP MATERIALS LIST
BLUEPRINTS
DECAL DOWNLOADS
CINEMA COMPARISON
FORUM FIGURE SPOTLIGHT
FORUM DIORAMA SPOTLIGHT
COOL ZONE PUZZLE GAME
F.A.Q.
VISITOR DIORAMA
HASBRO VINTAGE COLLECTION
STAR WARS CELEBRATION II
MOS EISLEY DIORAMA WORKSHOP
DIORAMAWORKSHOP.COM FORUM
Share your artwork - Join today !!!
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See what you missed or come revisit Tatooine
DIORIO DIORAMA HD
Star Wars - Death Star - Conference Room
YOU TUBE DWC CHANNEL
Halloween 2015 : Frank's BB-8 Costume
CELEBRATION III COVERAGE COMPLETE
See what you missed or come Re-Visit the Death Star
TWITTER
Don't miss out ... JOIN Today !!!
MAKING OF TUTORIAL
Star Wars : Episode VI - Ewok Spiral Platform
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WORKSHOP MATERIALS LIST
Star Wars - Episode IV - Main Hallway Door
BLUEPRINTS
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DECAL DOWNLOADS
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Banthas... Or Worse
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REPUBLIC FIGHTER TANK by Obi Wan Miles
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BIRTH OF DARTH VADER by: Pryto
COOL ZONE PUZZLE GAME
Star Wars - Death Star Choke - 176 pieces
F.A.Q.
Frequently Asked Questions ...
VISITOR DIORAMA
Squid Jones - Carlsbad, CA USA
HASBRO VINTAGE COLLECTION
Jedi Temple Archives Special Report

TODAY'S POSTS

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BETA 2.0 SITE PREVIEW

DIORAMA WORKSHOP - 2.0
BETA PREVIEW IS NOW ACTIVE !!!

Happy Valentines day everyone !!! and it will be a GREAT ONE here at Dioramaworkshop.com :)

Because I love you all so much, I decided to allow all of the diorama fans to have a look at the BETA 2.0 new design I have been working on for past 4 weeks now.

Remember this does not contain the entire contents currently available onDioramaWorkshop.com and the text is mix of copy paste and accurate text, but the core pieces with new navigation menu's and images master templates are there to help me see what 2.0 will look like when done.

So please, go check it out if you wish. And don't be shy to test out the comments and email to send me your feedback, first impressions, changes you think I missed that would make new layout even more user friendly for the fans. I am counting on your feedback to do final tweaks before launching I hope middle of March. Ok, are you ready let's go...

http://dev.dioramaworkshop.com/

Frank.

Posted by Frank Diorio

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2018 NEW YEAR ! NEW DESIGN !!!

DIORAMA WORKSHOP - 2.0
A MESSAGE FROM FRANK DIORIO

Happy NEW YEAR everyone !!! and it will be a GREAT ONE here at Dioramaworkshop.com :)

As you may have seen in the past 2-3 years, site updates have been S-L-O-W and F-A-R between. I was swamped with lawyers crap, lawsuits, betrayals, city corruption, mom and aunts alzheimers and working 80 hour weeks in movie visual effects. That did NOT leave any free time to build dioramas yet alone come here and post updates. Well I have great news for you and I am SUPER excited.

Last summer I decided to retire from the movie biz. The visual effects have changed a lot since I began production 25 years ago. Now everyone wants higher quality in the least amount of time possible which translates basically to what we used to do in 6 months they want in 2 months so guess what? you will be working this and every weekend overtime and your days don't end at 6pm anymore, try 10, 11, midnight or even 2 in the morning. So at 53, I just don't want to do that anymore (plus my bucket list childhood dream of working at Lucasfilm's Industrial, Light & Magic came true in 2007, and those memories can't be beat) as Danny Glover said in Lethal Weapon: I'm too old for this sh*t :)

With all lawsuits and crap settled, I put my loft for sale and decided it was time to leave Montreal, the city I was born and raised in and lived all my life, and move to a small coastal town in New Brunswick, Canada. Going from 6 million population to 6,000 is quite the difference, but here there is the ocean, beaches, quiet and more important TIME.

So what does this all mean to you? well I now have the time to start building again, I have the time to interact more in social media and I have the time to update the site properly. This led me to decide a rebirth if you will or VERSION 2.0 of the site was due. I have updated to more modern GoDaddy servers and I am learning how WordPress works and will be redesigning the site to CONCENTRATE on the BASICS that I am good at and that you love the most - DIORAMAS, DECALS, BLUEPRINTS, MAKING OF's all the rest I will let go. There are plenty of other sites that do better reviews etc... So STAY TUNED... I will likely roll out the new site in PREVIEWS before the summer starts. It's gonna be so much fun. and THANK YOU for being so patient. 

Frank.

Posted by Frank Diorio

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STAR WARS CELEBRATION DIORAMA BUILDERS FAN CLUB

STAR WARS CELEBRATION DIORAMA BUILDERS OFFICIAL FAN CLUB
A NEW FACEBOOK GROUP I CREATED - JOIN TODAY

Hey everyone !!! Just a heads up for a brilliant idea I had in the new year. Create a brand NEW facebook group at my Diorama workshop facebook page where fans who attended a Diorama Builders workshop at Star Wars Celebration conventions can share their stories and photos of their builds. This will also be a cool way for those of you who could not attend yet, to see what exactly we do at the shows.

It is free to join obviously and open to ALL. I hope to see you there - I am currently updating DAILY so a good place to go with your morning coffee until DWC 2.0 goes online (see TOP post for more details on that) Here are the links for you to find the OFFICIAL FAN CLUB

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1905843203064564

There is also the DioramaWorkshop.com Facebook companion page

https://www.facebook.com/dw.c.frankd/

and my personal facebook page open to all who want to become friends...

https://www.facebook.com/frankdiorio.dioramaworkshop

Frank.

Posted by Frank Diorio

EVENTS
THANK YOU CELEBRATION ORLANDO

SWCO DIORAMA WORKSHOP - THANK YOU
EVENTS - ILM DEATH STAR SURFACE - APRIL 13-16 2017

Good morning everyone. OMG Time just flies by. You spend 6 months designing, building prototypes, discussions with Lucasfilm, Reed, Hot Wheels, and then it's time, Celebration is here and just in the blink of an eye - It's all over.

Here is a sneak photo from the last day, just 3 hours before fans tore apart the Death Star and were told to leave the convention center. Many builders asked if the blueprints and stencils and all the materials list that was used at the convention would be available for home building after the show. The answer: OF COURSE. The real question should be more WHEN? Let me quickly give you an update on what's going on with me in the next coming weeks...

Now that the show is over, I am officially retired from Movie VFX, Alien Covenant is my last film. I have sold my house in Montreal, doing a full reboot for the 2nd phase of my life (53+) We are house searching intensily until april 30, May 1 we drive back to Montreal to pack boxes for 7 days. May 8 I meet with the buyer and turn over all papers and keys, May 9 truck arrives and takes my boxes and 4 decades of Star Wars collection to New Brunswick. If we don't find a home in the next 10 days, I arrive homeless. not fun. If we find a house, then it's unpacking and setting up the new workshop. The great news, is that it won't be in a deep cement basement this time, so I will be able to do LIVE builds in the near future. So that's the story of my life for the next month. So don't expect many updates until we are settled in.

In the meantime, there is a LOT of LIVE Twitter videos that we did available for you to watch NOW simply find me @dioramaworkshop. I may do a few NEW live videos here and there time permiting through summer. I will at least upload all blueprints and stencils during the next week without the making of videos that will come later. See you soon... and to those who attended Celebration and came to build with us. THANK YOU for making the Death Star experience one of the MOST FUN builds we have done in a LONG TIME !!!

Frank.

Posted by Frank Diorio

LIVE CAM
DIORAMA WORKSHOP LIVE TWITTER

SWCO DIORAMA WORKSHOP - LIVE TWITTER
EVENTS - ILM DEATH STAR SURFACE - APRIL 13-16 2017

Hi everyone. I've been wanting to post more often, I am househunting in another province and the internet in this rented chalet is dreadfully slow like if it was 1955. YES 1955 !!! BEFORE internet was invented SLOW !!! :)

Just a quick update for you to tune into TWITTER - THIS Wednesday night - MARCH 22 at 9 PM Eastern time. Find me @dioramaworkshop. I will be talking about EVERYTHING that you guys will experience at our booth next month, including showing you a PEAK at the COMPLETED Tile prototypes that you can choose to build. Make sure to tune in and I will answer as many questions as I can if I understand how that technology works LOL. See you Wednesday !!!!

Frank.

Posted by Frank Diorio

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