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Grande Illusions I & II

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Price: $29.95
Item Number: 1831
Manufacturer Part No: 978-0-9884468-9-2

Legendary special make-up effects artist, Tom Savini's books, Grande Illusions and Grande Illusions II, have been entertaining readers and educating the next generation of artist for decades. Now, for the first time, both books are combined into one ultimate guide to the craft and art of make-up effects.

With hundreds of pictures and diagrams, Grande Illusions uses Tom's real world experience on dozens of classic movies to show the readers exactly how he did each effect in an easy to understand step-by-step guide. This book offers budding make-up artists and film fans a firsthand look at how cinematic illusion are created.

Some of the amazing effects that are explained in this book are from the legendary films such as: Friday the 13th, Creepshow, The Burning, Maniac, The Prowler, Dawn of the Dead, Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, Monkey Shines, Red Scorpion, Texas Chainsaw Massacre II, Night of the Living Dead (1990) and others.

Using his own films as an example, Tom teaches not only how he did each effect, but also how to do head casts, make case molds, punching hair, sketching, color plates and casting teeth, giving budding artists a full understanding of the craft.

With amazing introductions by fellow legend, Stephen King, George Romero and Dick Smith, Grande Illusions is sure to thrill and entice film fans and become a constant companion for new make-up artists.

Author's Bio

Breaking into the scene with the films Dawn of the Dead and Friday the 13th, Tom Savini became one of the most sought after make-up artists in the industry. His career in make-up stretched over several decades and dozens of films. With his philosophy of "The more you do, the more you get to do," Tom has been a stuntman, photographer, actor and director on various projects throughout his career.

Tom's career is still thriving, with his focus mostly in the world of acting. Though he has not let go of his love of make-up. In fact he now passes on the craft to students of the trade in: Tom Savini's Special Effects Make-Up Program at the Douglas Education Center.

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