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

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

by Todd Debreceni
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0240809963

ISBN-13: 9780240809960

Pub. Date: 01/02/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240809960
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/02/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction
The Industry
Anatomy and Design
Bones
Muscles
Surface Anatomy
Proportion
Distinctions of Age, Sex and Race
Taking the Lifecast
Teeth
Face
Head and shoulders
Hands and arms
Making the Positive
Stone (Ultracal)
Hydrocal
Plaster
Resin
Sculpting the make-up (appliance/prosthetic)
Positive Preparation
Tools
Clay
Teeth
Face
Head and shoulders
Hands and arms
Breakdown of the sculpture
Making the Mold(s)
Silicone Molds
Fiberglas/Resin Molds
Stone Molds
Casting the appliances
Materials ? Foam Latex, Urethane Foam, Gelatin and Silicone
Painting the Appliance
Applying the Make-up Appliance
Adhesives
Techniques
Skin Care
Hair and Wigs
Lace-front Wigs
Facial Hair
Laid-on Facial Crêpe Hair
Removing the Make-up Appliance
Removers
Techniques
Skin Care
Cleaning and Storing of the Appliance
Appendix
Glossary

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