VIDEO: Vincent Villafranca’s 2013 Hugo Award Base Design

I mentioned before how beautiful this year’s Hugo Award is. That beautifully detailed bronze base is the handiwork of Vincent Villafranca.

If you attended the Hugo ceremony, or watched it online , you will remember the video depicting Vincent creating the base. That video has now been released into the wild by the video’s director, John Davis (who also directed, among other things, Jimmy Neutron). When I spoke with Vincent, he told me that the protective eyewear he wears in the video are antiques, actually worn by smelters decades ago.

Check it out after the jump and see the marvelous close-ups of the awesome base.