Focal Press Book: Special Makeup Effects for Stage and Screen: Making and Applying Prosthetics, 2nd Ed. (Paperback)

Focal Press Book: Special Makeup Effects for Stage and Screen: Making and Applying Prosthetics, 2nd Ed. (Paperback)

Focal Press Book: Special Makeup Effects for Stage and Screen: Making and Applying Prosthetics, 2nd Ed. (Paperback)

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  • Author: Todd Debreceni
  • Paperback, 504 Pages
  • Publisher: Focal Press
  • Date Published: January 7, 2013
  • Tips & Techniques from Industry Artists
  • Covers Animatronics & Specialty Contacts
  • Collapsible Core & Contoured Molds
  • Making Resin & Silicone Eyes
  • Step-by-Step Online Tutorials
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Learn how to sculpt and mold your own makeup prosthetics in Todd Debreceni's Special Makeup Effects for Stage and Screen: Making and Applying Prosthetics, 2nd Ed., a paperback book from Focal Press. This volume focuses on the ways in which human anatomy relates to sculpture, to help you create the most realistic effects possible for theatrical productions, films, and TV shows. Updates made in this second edition include coverage of animatronics, specialty contact lenses, collapsible core molds, contoured or conforming molds, and resin and silicone eyes, as well as more information about using silicone.

Mr. Debreceni, a seasoned makeup artist himself, helps you develop the skills and creativity needed to transform an actor into a character, showing you tips and techniques that will have you applying your own effects like a professional before you know it. He walks you through considerations specific to different genres, e.g. horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and so on, in addition to teaching you about the equipment you'll require and how to maintain your kit. Mr. Debreceni also covers how to take care of the actor's skin and how to airbrush properly when HD is involved, among other things.

"Recipes" sprinkled throughout the book show you everything you need and how to use it, while a list of suppliers and a set of conversion charts offer additional help. Interesting case studies feature some of the world's best makeup effects artists, including Steve Wang, Thom Flouts, Ve Neill, Neill Gorton, Greg Nicotero, Kazuhiro Tsuji, Jordu Schell, Howard Berger, Matthew Mungle, Christien Tinsely, Vittorio Sodano, and Tami Lane. Apply your newly acquired techniques in practice right away, and see how some of the looks from the book were achieved in the step-by-step tutorials on the companion website.

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 Makeup (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 Makeup Appliance
  • Adhesives
  • Techniques
  • Skin Care
  • Hair and Wigs
  • Lace-front Wigs
  • Facial Hair
  • Laid-on Facial Crêpe Hair
  • Removing the Makeup Appliance
  • Removers
  • Techniques
  • Skin Care
  • Cleaning and Storing of the Appliance
  • Appendix
  • Glossary
About the Author
Todd Debreceni, the owner of BaPo F/X, is a special effects makeup artist who has worked for Disney, Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox, and TBS. He has won a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award and two Ovation Awards for Special Accomplishment in Makeup Effects, and his book has been hailed as the "bible" for special effects makeup artists. Mr. Debreceni's career in film, television, and theatre around the world spans more than 30 years. Additionally, his background in orthopedics and reconstructive plastic surgery allowed for a very smooth transition into prosthetic makeup creation. At BaPo F/X, Mr. Debreceni specializes in prosthetic makeup design, fabrication, and application. He also continues to teach college courses in cinematography, acting, and visual effects in Denver, CO.
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Focal Press 9780240816968 specs

Subject Making and applying prosthetics for theatrical and film/TV productions
Author Todd Debreceni
Edition 2nd
Hard/Soft Cover Paperback
Number of Pages 504
ISBN Number 9780240816968
Publisher Focal Press
Date Published January 7, 2013
Packaging Info
Package Weight 2.85 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.055 x 7.48 x 1.181"

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