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In the world of film and theatre, character transformation takes a lot of work, skill, and creativity…Dedicated solely to SFX, this book will show you tips and techniques from an seasoned SFX makeup artist with years of film, TV, and theatrical experience. Not only will this book take you through the many genres that need a special effects makeup artist, like horror, fantasy, and sci-fi, but it will also tell you about the tools you will need, how to maintain your toolkit, how to take care of the actor’s skin, how to airbrush properly when HD is involved, and all about the exclusive tricks of the trade from an experienced pro who knows all the latest tips and techniques. The author shows you how to sculpt and mold your own makeup prosethetics, focusing on how human anatomy relates to sculpture, thus creating the most realistic effects. Case studies feature some of the top makeup artists of today, such as Neill Gorton, Christopher Tucker, Miles Teves, Jordu Schell, Mark Alfrey, Matthew Mungle, Christien Tinsely, Vittorio Sodano, and Mark Gabarino. You will also learn about human anatomy as it relates to sculpture and will be able to profit from lessons from today’s top make-up artists that are highlighted.
Todd Debreceni has worked in the entertainment industry for nearly 30 years, and before starting his own small effects shop in Colorado did work for TBS, 20th Century-Fox, Warner Bros. and Disney. He is a past recipient of a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award and a Denver Post Ovation Award for Special Accomplishment in Makeup Effects. Today he is a working makeup effects artist, teacher and writer. He works internationally and regularly conducts workshops and classes in special makeup effects for film, television and theatre.
“Crammed with cutting edge information on materials and techniques, formulas, suppliers, how-to’s, and more, this is a book I wish I had when I first started!?- Christopher Tucker, Emmy award nominated & BAFTA winning Special Effects Makeup Artist
Introduction The Industry Anatomy and Design Bones Muscles Surface Anatomy Proportion Distinctions of Age, Sex and Race Taking the Lifecast Teeth Face Head and shoulders Hands and arms Making the Positive Stone (Ultracal) Hydrocal Plaster Resin Sculpting the make-up (appliance/prosthetic) Positive Preparation Tools Clay Teeth Face Head and shoulders Hands and arms Breakdown of the sculpture Making the Mold(s) Silicone Molds Fiberglas/Resin Molds Stone Molds Casting the appliances Materials ? Foam Latex, Urethane Foam, Gelatin and Silicone Painting the Appliance Applying the Make-up Appliance Adhesives Techniques Skin Care Hair and Wigs Lace-front Wigs Facial Hair Laid-on Facial Crêpe Hair Removing the Make-up Appliance Removers Techniques Skin Care
Cleaning and Storing of the Appliance Appendix Glossary
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