Special Makeup Effects for Stage and Screen: Making and Applying Prosthetics (3rd New edition)

Special Makeup Effects for Stage and Screen: Making and Applying Prosthetics (3rd New edition)

By: Todd Debreceni (author)Paperback

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With this new edition of Special Makeup Effects for Stage and Screen, author Todd Debreceni presents the latest techniques and special effects in what has become an industry "bible." In addition to genre-specific considerations, Debreceni covers the latest gear you will need and details how to maintain your kit, how to take care of the actor's skin, how to airbrush for HD, and much more. With in-depth, step-by-step tutorials, learn how to sculpt and mold your own makeup prosthetics, focusing on human anatomy to create the most realistic effects. This new and expanded edition features updated information on lifecasting, prosthetics made using 3D printing, advanced airbrushing techniques, new artist profiles, and includes updated images and illustrations throughout. A companion website contains artist profiles that showcase some of the world's top makeup effects artists, including Steve Wang, Ve Neill, Matthew W. Mungle, Miles Teves, Jordu Schell, and many others. Also included are detailed makeup tutorials led by experts in the field, such as Maddie Singer and Toby Sells.

About Author

Todd Debreceni is a special makeup effects artist who has worked for Disney, Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox, and TBS, and is the owner of BaPoFX makeup effects. He is a recipient of a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, and has received two Ovation Awards, a True West Award, and a Henry Award for Special Accomplishment in Makeup Effects. 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 BaPoFX, Todd specializes in prosthetic makeup design, fabrication, and application. He continues to teach college courses in cinematography, acting, sculpture, makeup design, and visual effects in Denver, CO, which he has done for almost 20 years.


Foreword Acknowledgments A Special Note About the Companion Website Preface Chapter 1 - The Industry Key Points Introduction Stage vs. Screen Contributions from Medicine The Workspace Safety and Health Professionalism Your Portfolio Your Kit Chapter Summary Notes Chapter 2 - Anatomy and Design Key Points Introduction Using the Computer Elements of the Design Body Types The Human Body The Skeletal System The Skeleto-Muscular System The Head and Neck The Face The Torso and Upper Limbs The Abdomen and Lower Limbs Surface Anatomy The Eyes, Ears, and Nose The Ears The Mouth The Skin Stretch Marks Age Spots Freckles and Moles Varicose Veins and Spider Veins Birthmarks Hair Scars Symmetry and Proportion Anatomical Planes Facial Ratios and Phi Ratios and Body Proportions Geometric Analysis Distinctions of Gender, Age, and Ancestry Distinctions of Gender Distinctions of Age Facial Aging Distinctions of Ancestry Chapter Summary Notes Chapter 3 - Lifecasting Key Points Introduction Safety Risks The Materials Alginate Silicone The Lifecasting Process Overview Teeth Face and Neck Casting a Positive Bust: Head and Shoulders Hands, Arms, Legs, Feet, and Ears Hands and Arms Legs and Feet Ears Full Body Full Body: Prone Full Body: Standing Tips and Suggestions Lifecasting with Silicone Chapter Summary Chapter 4 - Sculpting the Makeup Key Points Introduction Materials Preparing the Positive Tools Clay Sulfur Clay WED Clay Oil Clay Reference Photos Teeth Materials Sculpting the Face Blocking the Sculpture Refining the Sculpture Sculpting the Face, Head, and Neck Blocking the Full-Head Sculpture Sculpting Hands Blocking the Hand Sculpture Sculpting the Ears Blocking the Sculpture Chapter Summary Notes Chapter 5 - Breaking Down the Sculpture Key Points Introduction Tools and Materials Release Agents and Sealers Making the Negative Mold Keys, Flashing, and Cutting Edges Building the Dividing Wall Building a Different Style of Dividing Wall Stone (Gypsum) Molds Other Types of Molds Silicone Rubber Molds Matrix Molds/Jacket Molds Fiberglass Molds Fillers Resin Molds Epoxy Molds Syntactic Dough Urethane Molds Chapter Summary Endnotes Chapter 6 - Casting the Appliances Key Points Introduction Silicone: Platinum and Tin Coloration Color Theory Materials De-Airing/Degassing Silicone Gel-Filled Silicone Appliances Filling the Mold Injection Filling Hand Filling Removing the Appliance Conforming Molds Foam Latex Quirks Running Foam Latex Prepping the Mold Filling the mold Heat-Curing Foam Removing the Appliance Cold Foam (Urethane) Materials Quirks Prepping the Mold Filling the Mold Removing the Appliance Gelatin and Foamed Gelatin Materials Quirks Making Foamed Gelatin Filling the Mold Removing the Appliance Dental Acrylic Materials Filling the Mold and Removing the Appliance Seaming Prosthetic Appliances Seaming and Patching Silicone Foam Latex Gelatin Painting the Appliance Silicone Foam Latex Gelatin and Cold Foam Painting Teeth Materials Special Effects Chapter Summary Chapter 7 - Applying and Painting the Prosthetics Key Points Introduction Skin Types Adhesives Application Techniques Attaching the Appliance Materials Conforming Molds Blending the Edges Applying the Makeup Foam Latex Gelatin Cold Foam Silicone Removing the Appliance Materials Removers Technique Skin Care Cleaning and Storing the Appliance Chapter Summary Chapter 8 - Hair and Wigs Key Points Introduction Types and Varieties of Hair Tools and Materials for Postiche Wigs Weft Wigs Knotted Wigs Hair Attachment Preparation for a Wig How to Put on a Wig How to Put on a Lace Wig Beards, Mustaches, and Eyebrows Laid-On Facial Hair Crepe Wool (Hair) Preparation Application Ventilating (Knotting) Hair Preparation Technique Punching Hair Technique Technique (Eyelashes) Chapter Summary Notes Chapter 9 - Animatronics Key Points Introduction Technology Mechanical Servos Additional Terminology Motion Control Electronic DMX Controllers Powering the Electronics Structural Surface Operation Chapter Summary Endnotes Chapter 10 - Other Makeup Effects Key Points Introduction Resin Eyes Bondo Cap Material Bald Caps Making a Bald Cap Applying a Bald Cap Building up Ears and Nose Tuplast Nose and Scar Wax Materials Rigid Collodion Stencils Tattoos and Character/Creature Textures Airbrush Spatter and Stipple 3D prosthetic Transfers Making 3D Transfers Materials Electrostatic Flocking Wrinkle (Age) Stipple Trauma, Wounds, and Bruises Bruises The Baseball Stitch Nosebleed on Demand Bladder Effects Burns and Blisters Burns Blisters Other Conditions Skin Manifestations Infected veins Skin-Safe Silicone and Gelatin Chapter Summary Chapter 11 - 3D Printing, Prosthetics and Animatronics Key Points Introduction 3D Printing Glossary A Brief History Uses Who Uses 3D Printing? The Design Process Preparing the Model Technology Guidelines SLA or SLS? Operation Application The Future Chapter Summary Endnotes Appendix A Appendix B Appendix C Appendix D Appendix E Glossary Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781138049048
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 530
  • ID: 9781138049048
  • weight: 930
  • ISBN10: 1138049042
  • edition: 3rd New edition

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