Special Makeup Effects for Stage and Screen: Making and Applying Prosthetics

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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.

Put your new techniques into practice right away with the step-by-step tutorials on the must-have DVD, which will show you exactly how some of the looks from the book were achieved.

* 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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In the world of film and theatre, character transformation takes a lot of work, skill, and creativity. Dedicated solely to special effects makeup, this book gives you tips and techniques from a seasoned artist with years of film, TV, and theatrical experience. Special Effects Makeup for Stage and Screen begins with a full discussion of how human anatomy relates to sculpture and continues to show you how various effects are achieved, and takes you through the many genres that need an SFX makeup artist.

This heavily illustrated, four-color book will show you how to: · Decide what kind of tools you’ll need · Care for your actors’ skin · Create lifecasts and apply prosthetics · Create and sculpt special effects with makeup · Advice on how to create your own portfolio · Maintaining your toolkit · And most importantly, how to develop a character for the stage or the screen The accompanying DVD contains step-by-step tutorials, a gallery of illustrations from industry experts, and additional exclusive resources.

About the Author:

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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