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Special Make-up Effects for Stage & Screen

Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

  1. Front Cover
  2. Special Makeup Effects for Stage and Screen
  3. Half Title
  4. Title Page
  5. Copyright
  6. Contents
  7. FOREWORD
  8. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  9. PREFACE
  10. CHAPTER 1 • The Industry
    1. Introduction
      1. Sidebar – Neill Gorton
      2. Sidebar – Jamie Salmon
    2. Stage vs Screen
    3. Contributions from Medicine
    4. The Workspace
    5. Safety and Health
      1. Sidebar – Matthew W Mungle
    6. Professionalism
    7. Your Portfolio
    8. Your Kit
  11. CHAPTER 2 • Anatomy and Design
    1. Introduction
    2. Using the Computer
      1. Sidebar – Brian Wade
      2. Sidebar – Miles Teves
    3. Elements of the Design
      1. Body Types
    4. The Human Body
      1. The Skeletal System
      2. Sidebar – Jordu Schell
      3. The Skeleto-Muscular System
    5. Surface Anatomy
      1. The Eyes, Ears, and Nose
      2. The Mouth
      3. The Skin
    6. Symmetry and Proportion
      1. Anatomical Planes
      2. Facial Ratios and Phi
      3. Ratios and Body Proportions
    7. Geometric Analysis
    8. Distinctions of Gender, Age, and Ancestry
      1. Distinctions of Gender
      2. Distinctions of Age
      3. Distinctions of Ancestry
  12. CHAPTER 3 • Making the Lifecast
    1. Introduction
      1. Sidebar – David Parvin
    2. Safety Risks
      1. Sidebar – John Schoonraad
    3. The Materials
    4. The Process
      1. overview
    5. Teeth
    6. Face and Neck
    7. Bust: Head and Shoulders
    8. Hands, Arms, Legs, Feet, and Ears
      1. Hands and Arms
      2. Legs and Feet
      3. Ears
    9. Full Body
      1. Full Body: Prone
      2. Full Body: Standing
  13. CHAPTER 4 • Sculpting the Makeup
    1. Introduction
    2. Materials
      1. Sidebar – Mark Alfrey
    3. Preparing the Positive
    4. Tools
      1. Clay
      2. Reference Photos
    5. Teeth
      1. Materials
    6. Sculpting the Face
      1. Blocking the Sculpture
      2. Refining the Sculpture
    7. Sculpting the Face, Head, and Neck
      1. Blocking the Sculpture
    8. Sculpting Hands
      1. Blocking the Sculpture
    9. Sculpting Ears
      1. Blocking the Sculpture
  14. CHAPTER 5 • Breakdown of the Sculpture
    1. Introduction
      1. Sidebar – Kevin Kirkpatrick
    2. Tools and Materials
    3. Release Agents and Sealers
    4. Making the Negative Mold
    5. Keys, Flashing, and Cutting Edges
      1. Building the Clay Wall
      2. Building a Different Clay Wall
    6. Stone (Gypsum) Molds
    7. Other Types of Molds
    8. Silicone Rubber Molds
    9. Matrix Molds
    10. Fiberglass Molds
    11. Fillers
    12. Resin Molds
    13. Urethane Molds
  15. CHAPTER 6 • Casting the Appliances
    1. Introduction
      1. Sidebar – David Elsey
    2. Silicone: Platinum and Tin RTV
    3. Coloration
      1. Materials
      2. De-airing/Degassing Silicone
    4. Gel-Filled Silicone Appliances
      1. Filling the Mold
      2. Injection Filling
      3. Hand Filling
      4. Removing the Appliance
      5. Foam Latex
      6. Materials
    5. Quirks
      1. Running Foam Latex
      2. Prepping the Mold
      3. Filling the Mold
      4. Heat-Curing Foam
      5. Removing the Appliance
    6. Cold Foam (Urethane)
      1. Materials
      2. Quirks
      3. Prepping the Mold
      4. Filling the Mold
      5. Removing the Appliance
    7. Gelatin and Foamed Gelatin
      1. Materials
      2. Quirks
      3. Filling the Mold
      4. Removing the Appliance
    8. Dental Acrylic
      1. Materials
      2. Filling the Mold and Removing the Appliance
    9. Seaming and Painting Silicone Appliances
      1. Seaming and Patching
      2. Painting the Appliance
      3. Sidebar – Mark Garbarino
      4. Painting Teeth
  16. CHAPTER 7 • Applying the Makeup Appliance
    1. Introduction
      1. Sidebar – Christopher Tucker
    2. Skin Types
    3. Adhesives
    4. Application Techniques
      1. Attaching the Appliance
      2. Blending the Edges
    5. Applying the Makeup
      1. Foam Latex
      2. Gelatin
      3. Cold Foam
      4. Silicone
    6. Removing the Appliance
      1. Materials
      2. Removers
      3. Technique
    7. Skin Care
    8. Cleaning and Storing the Appliance
  17. CHAPTER 8 • Hair and Wigs
    1. Introduction
    2. Types and Varieties of Hair
      1. Tools and Materials for Postiche
    3. Wigs
      1. Weft Wigs
      2. Knotted Wigs
      3. Hair Attachment
      4. Preparation for a Wig
      5. How to Put on a Wig
      6. How to Put on a Lace Wig
    4. Beards, Moustaches, and Eyebrows
      1. Laid-on Facial Hair
      2. Crepe Wool (Hair)
    5. Ventilating Hair
      1. Preparation
      2. Technique
    6. Punching Hair
      1. Technique
  18. CHAPTER 9 • Other Makeup Effects
    1. Introduction
    2. Bondo
    3. Cap Material
      1. Bald Caps
      2. Making a Bald Cap
      3. Applying a Bald Cap
    4. Building up Ears and Nose
    5. Tuplast
    6. Nose and Scar Wax
      1. Materials
    7. Rigid Collodion
    8. Stencils
      1. Tattoos and Character/Creature T extures
      2. Sponge
      3. Airbrush
    9. Spatter and Stipple
    10. 3D Prosthetic Transfers
      1. Making 3D Transfers
      2. Materials
    11. Electrostatic Flocking
    12. Wrinkle (Age) Stipple
    13. Trauma, Wounds, and Bruises
      1. Bruises
      2. Nosebleed on Demand
      3. Burns
    14. Skin Conditions
    15. Skin-Safe Silicone and Gelatin
  19. Appendix A
  20. Appendix B
  21. Appendix C
  22. Appendix D
  23. Appendix E
  24. Glossary
  25. Index