Special Make-up Effects for Stage & Screen: Making and Applying Prosthetics

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Taylor & Francis, 2009 - Performing Arts - 324 pages
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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 a 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, and how to airbrush properly when HD is involved.

The author shows you how to sculpt and mold your own makeup prosethetics, focusing on how human anatomy relates to sculpture to create the most realistic effects. Case studies feature some of today's top makeup artists including Neill Gorton, Christopher Tucker, Miles Teves, Jordu Schell, Mark Alfrey, Matthew Mungle, Christien Tinsely, Vittorio Sodano, and Mark Gabarino. Put your new techniques into practice right away and see how some of the looks from the book were achieved with the step-by-step tutorials on the must-have DVD.



* Written by a seasoned special effects make-up artist who has worked in both film and theatre
* Gives you exclusive tips and techniques from some of the industry's most gifted artists
* DVD tutorials show you step-by-step how to create the techniques from the book; also includes recipes to create makeup prosthetics, a list of suppliers, conversion charts, and bibliography
 

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Contents

FOREWORD
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
PREFACE
CHAPTER 1 The Industry
CHAPTER 2 Anatomy and Design
CHAPTER 3 Making the Lifecast
CHAPTER 4 Sculpting the Makeup
CHAPTER 5 Breakdown of the Sculpture
CHAPTER 8 Hair and Wigs
CHAPTER 9 Other Makeup Effects
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Appendix D
Appendix E
Glossary

CHAPTER 6 Casting the Appliances
CHAPTER 7 Applying the Makeup Appliance

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About the author (2009)

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.
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.

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