With this new edition of Special Makeup Effects for Stage and Screen, author Todd Debreceni presents the latest techniques and special effects in what has become an industry "bible." In addition to genre-specific considerations, Debreceni covers the latest gear you will need and details how to maintain your kit, how to take care of the actor's skin, how to airbrush for HD, and much more. With in-depth, step-by-step tutorials, learn how to sculpt and mold your own makeup prosthetics, focusing on human anatomy to create the most realistic effects. This new and expanded edition features updated information on lifecasting, prosthetics made using 3D printing, advanced airbrushing techniques, new artist profiles, and includes updated images and illustrations throughout. A companion website contains artist profiles that showcase some of the world’s top makeup effects artists, including Steve Wang, Ve Neill, Matthew W. Mungle, Miles Teves, Jordu Schell, and many others. Also included are detailed makeup tutorials led by experts in the field, such as Maddie Singer and Toby Sells.
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
Transforming an actor into a character for film or theater takes a great deal of skill, prowess, and creativity, and in this new edition, author Todd Debreceni empowers you with just those qualities. From his years of film, TV, and theatrical experience, he shows you tips and techniques that will have you applying your own makeup effects like a pro in no time. Along with walking you through genre-specific considerations (horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and so on) Todd also teaches you about the gear you will need, how to maintain your kit, how to take care of the actor's skin, how to airbrush properly when HD is involved, and so much more. Learn how to sculpt and mold your own makeup prosthetics, with a focus on how human anatomy relates to sculpture, to create the most realistic effects. Recipes scattered throughout the book show you exactly what you need and how to use it, helping you to create the best SFX makeup applications. Case studies feature some of the world's top makeup effects artists including Steve Wang, Thom Flouts, Ve Neill, Neill Gorton, Greg Nicotero, Kazuhiro Tsuji, Jordu Schell, Howard Berger, Matthew Mungle, Christien Tinsely, Vittorio Sodano, and Tami Lane. 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 companion website, www.focalpress.com/cw/debreceni. New to this edition: * Animatronics * Specialty contact lenses * Collapsible core molds * Contoured or conforming molds * Making resin and silicone eyes * Even MORE information about silicone
Using a step-by-process, a guide to creating special effects through make-up covers everything from basic techniques to masks and full-scale prosthetics.
This volume shows how to create the appearance of a missing finger, a slashed throat, an opened abdomen, as well as everyday extraterrestrial wear using basic theatre materials. Full color photos throughout.
Special Make-Up Effects concentrates on the genre of horror characters and other special creations (fantasy, sci-fi, etc), giving tips about the materials, techniques, and 'tricks of the trade' necessary to create unique make-up effects. This focused volume is a scaled-down version of Vincent Kehoe's encyclopedic reference for professional make-up artists. It contains new segments and photographs. This book shows how many of cinema's most famous characters and effects were developed. It gives students and make-up artists the techniques they need to perform their own magic.
Men, Makeup & Monsters
Author: Anthony Timpone
Hollywood's Masters of Illusion and F/X Cinema is illusion, and the 12 masters of magic to be found in this book are the best to be found in Hollywood. The films featured include: Terminator Two, Aliens, Living Dead, Hellraiser, Jurassic Park, The Fly, The Exorcist and many more. Ideal interested in learning the craft of movie make-up or for film buffs who want to know how its all done. Foreword by Clive Barker.
Theatrical FX Makeup
Author: David Sartor, John Pivovarnick
Publisher: Heinemann Drama
This book is written for anyone with a general interest in trying some (literally) eye-popping makeup effects on their own, especially theatre and film professionals.
Hollywood Makeup Lab
Author: Bruna Nogueira, Diane Namm
Publisher: Race Point Pub
Have you ever been to a movie and wondered how in the world makeup artists make the characters look so vivid and magnificent? For special effects makeup guru Bruna Nogueira, it's all in a day's work. The Hollywood Makeup Lab offers a peek into some of the coolest special effects tips and tricks, from Crime Scene Investigation sets to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Nogueira has accumulated a wealth of cosmetic knowledge to share with you! Learn how to create some of the most interesting fantasy, science fiction, and horror looks with makeup. With shows like SyFy's popular Face/Off and programs like Nogueira's Professional Hollywood Workshop, its talent and passion to design, sculpt and mold unique looks. Whether you're interested in breaking in to the field or you simply like to see great techniques, let The Hollywood Makeup Lab help you get started toward a working knowledge of movie makeup magic.
A manual on the creation of appliances to change the appearance of actors' hands, faces, and heads discusses methods of making life masks, applying foam latex, and casting a full head
Author: Richard Corson, James Glavan, Beverly Gore Norcross
Publisher: CRC Press
Widely referred to as the “bible of stage makeup,” the timely revision of this classic text addresses principles and techniques in the use of makeup for the contemporary performer. This extensive exploration of the application and use of stage makeup and makeup for a variety of performance venues covers all aspects in detail and contains over 400 photographs, drawings, and diagrams demonstrating step-by-step procedures. Thoroughly updated and revised, this classic text remains accurate and comprehensive, providing information from which all readers – whether students to the field or seasoned, professional makeup artists – will benefit. New to this edition: Updated photography throughout. Features the latest information on products and techniques throughout. New additions to chapters concerning hairpieces and wigs: making a pattern for a beard and mustache, making a pattern for a wig, fronting a wig, or sending accurate information for rentals, and the basic roller set for wigs. The source Appendix has been totally updated with new vendors and the latest website addresses. The materials Appendix has had the most current products added. There are new, blank makeup charts for class work and designing makeups. There is a color guide for a two-part silicone life cast. The new color section featuring Academy Award nominee, Christien Tinsley, steps for the Tinsley Transfers for cuts, bruises and prosthetics. (As seen in the movie The Passion Of The Christ.) A selection of makeup in color with complete instructions. Color photos of Academy Award winner, Matthew Mungle, special effects makeup for the CSI television show. Instructions for a new “creating a likeness” of Queen Elizabeth I. The Film and Television chapter now includes information about working with the latest HD digital technology. The color section now includes a series of photos illustrating the effects of gel colors on natural makeup.
This book is truly one of a kind in the Special Effects Industry. Are you tired of wading through all the internet junk on line when researching reference photos for your makeup special effects? This book covers it all from cuts and scrapes to stitches and skin ulcers. Now you can flip through hundreds of high definition, color photos and find exactly the reference photo you need. There is an easy to read and follow index to help you find your images and each chapter comes with a written description of what you are seeing and how to apply that to your makeup. Things are explained in an easy to follow way and point out the important elements of each section. This isn't a "how to" special effects makeup book, it's a reference guide of real injuries, wounds and skin conditions to help you achieve top notch special effects makeup. This book is designed just for makeup artists so there is no more going out and spending hundreds of dollars on medical book. This guide will make a great addition to your studio or keep it in your kit for a quick reference when time is of the essence.
The Makeup Artist Handbook
Author: Gretchen Davis, Mindy Hall
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Learn first-rate techniques and tips from some of the best makeup artists in the business in the new edition of The Makeup Artist Handbook. Renown makeup pros Gretchen Davis and Mindy Hall bring an impressive set of experience in all areas to the book, including work on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Steve Jobs, The Wolf of Wall Street, Blue Jasmine, Star Trek, Pearl Harbor, HBO’s Looking and many other films and TV shows. This full-color, comprehensive new edition offers brand new photographs and on-the-job examples to demonstrate makeup techniques and fundamentals on topics such as beauty, time periods, black and white photography and up-to-date information on cutting-edge techniques like computer-generated characters, makeup effects, mold-making, air brushing, and plenty of information on how to work effectively on set.
An Academy Award-winning makeup artist tells how to create several monster disguises & supplies photographs of the finished products.
Author: Michael Westmore, Jake Page
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Headline: A peak behind the Hollywood mask by one of its foremost makeup artists In Hollywood’s heyday, almost every major studio had a Westmore heading up the makeup department. Since 1917, there has never been a time when Westmores weren’t shaping the visages of stardom. For their century-long dedication to the art of makeup, the Westmores were honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2008. In this lively memoir, Michael Westmore not only regales us with tales of Hollywood’s golden age, but also from his own career where he notably transformed Sylvester Stallone into Rocky Balboa and Robert DiNiro into Jake LaMotta, among many other makeup miracles. Westmore’s talent as a makeup artist first became apparent when he created impenetrable disguises for Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Burt Lancaster, Robert Mitchum, and Frank Sinatra for the 1963 film The List of Adrian Messenger. He later went on to become the preferred makeup man for Bobby Darin and Elizabeth Taylor, and worked on such movies and TV shows as The Munsters, Rosemary’s Baby, Eleanor and Franklin, New York, New York, 2010: A Space Odyssey, and Mask, for which he won an academy award. The next phase of his career was to create hundreds of alien characters for over 600 episodes of Star Trek in all its iterations, from The Next Generation to Enterprise. Replete with anecdotes about Hollywood and its stars, from Bette Davis’s preference for being made-up in the nude to Shelley Winters’s habit of nipping from a “little bottle” while on the set, Makeup Man will satisfy any Hollywood’s fan’s appetite for gossip or a behind-the-scenes look at how tinsel town’s most iconic film characters were created. Academy Award-winning Michael Westmore has been making up the stars for over fifty years. He frequently appears on the SyFy channel show Face Off with his daughter McKenzie Westmore.