Learn how to sculpt and mold your own makeup prosthetics in Special Makeup Effects for Stage and Screen: Making and Applying Prosthetics, 2nd Ed., a hardcover Focal Press book written by Todd Debreceni. The volume focuses on the ways in which human anatomy relates to sculpture, in order to help you create the most realistic effects possible. 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 even more information about silicone.
Transforming an actor into a character for a film, TV show, or theatrical production takes a lot of skill and creativity. Mr. Debreceni, a seasoned makeup artist himself, helps you develop these attributes by showing you tips and techniques that will have you applying your own effects like a professional before you know it. He walks you through genre-specific considerations (horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and so on), in addition to teaching you about the equipment you'll require and how to maintain your kit. He 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. Interesting case studies feature some of the world's best makeup effects artists, such as 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 provided on the companion website.