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Special Makeup Effects (2nd Edition)


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Price: $59.95
Item Number: 1850
Manufacturer Part No: 978-0-240-81696-8
Features
  • 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
  • Online 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
Summary

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
Author Bio:

Todd Debreceni is a special makeup effects artist who has worked for Disney, Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox, and TBS, and is owner of BaPo F/X makeup effects. He is a recipient of a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, and has received two Ovation Awards for Special Accomplishment in Makeup Effects. His book has been hailed as the "bible" for special effects makeup artists. Todd has worked in film, television, and theatre around the world for more than 30 years, and his background in orthopedics and reconstructive plastic surgery have made his transition into prosthetic makeup creation a natural evolution. At BaPo F/X, Todd specializes in prosthetic makeup design, fabrication, and application, and he continues to teach college courses in cinematography, acting, and visual effects in Denver, CO.

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