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

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

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

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  • Author: Todd Debreceni
  • Hardcover, 504 Pages
  • Publisher: Focal Press
  • Date Published: August 28, 2015
  • Tips & Techniques from Industry Artists
  • Covers Animatronics, Specialty Contacts
  • Collapsible Core Molds/Contoured Molds
  • Making Resin and Silicone Eyes
  • Step-by-Step Online Tutorials
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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.

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
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. Todd's career in film, television, and theatre around the world spans more than 30 years, and his background in orthopedics and reconstructive plastic surgery allowed for a smooth transition into prosthetic makeup creation. At BaPo F/X, he 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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Subject Making and applying prosthetics for film/TV and theatrical productions
Author Tood Debreceni
Edition 2nd
Hard/Soft Cover Hardcover
Number of Pages 504
ISBN Number 9781138127234
Publisher Focal Press
Date Published August 28, 2015
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