Praise for the first edition
“I’m now insanely jealous of all the people who will learn from this book because this is the book I would have killed to have had when I was starting out……. IT’S NOT FAIR!!! -Neill Gorton, BAFTA winner for Best Makeup and Hair Design Help (2005), nominee for Best Makeup and Hair Design The Catherine Tate Show (2007), Royal Television Society (UK) winner for Best Makeup Design Help (2005), and nominee for Best Makeup Design Doctor Who (2005, 2006)
“Among the most exhaustive and thorough tomes on the subject of special effects makeup there is, written with a likable and easy-to-understand style that is accessible to all ages. -Jordu Schell, Creature and Character Designer
“The techniques and education in this book are inspiring. Creating believable character make-ups on human faces is a challenging, rewarding art form.-Matthew W. Mungle, Oscar winner & BAFTA nominee for Best Makeup Dracula (1992), Oscar nominee for Best Makeup Ghosts of Mississippi (1996), and Oscar & BAFTA nominee for Best Makeup Schindler’s List (1993)
“Crammed with cutting edge information on materials and techniques, formulas, suppliers, how-to’s, and more, this is a book I wish I had when I first started!- Christopher Tucker, BAFTA winner for Best Makeup Artist Quest for Fire [La Guerre du feu] (1981), BAFTA nominee for Best Special Visual Effects & Best Makeup Artist The Company of Wolves (1984), and Emmy nominee for Outstanding Achievement in Makeup for a Miniseries or Special War and Remembrance (1988).
From the Back Cover
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 youll 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.