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Special Makeup Effects for Stage and Screen, 2nd Edition

Book Description

Transforming an actor into a character for film or theater takes a great deal of skill, prowess, and creativity, and in this new edition, author Todd Debreceni empowers you with just those qualities. From his years of film, TV, and theatrical experience, he shows you tips and techniques that will have you applying your own makeup effects like a pro in no time. Along with walking you through genre-specific considerations (horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and so on) Todd also teaches you about the gear you will need, how to maintain your kit, how to take care of the actor's skin, how to airbrush properly when HD is involved, and so much more.

Learn how to sculpt and mold your own makeup prosthetics, with a focus on how human anatomy relates to sculpture, to create the most realistic effects. Recipes scattered throughout the book show you exactly what you need and how to use it, helping you to create the best SFX makeup applications. Case studies feature some of the world's top 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. Put your new techniques into practice right away and see how some of the looks from the book were achieved with the step-by-step tutorials on the companion website, www.focalpress.com/cw/debreceni.

New to this edition:
* Animatronics
* Specialty contact lenses
* Collapsible core molds
* Contoured or conforming molds
* Making resin and silicone eyes
* Even MORE information about silicone

Table of Contents

  1. Front Cover
  2. Book Quotes
  3. Half Title
  4. Title Page
  5. Copyright
  6. Contents
  7. FOREWORD
  8. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  9. PREFACE
  10. CHAPTER 1 • The Industry
    1. Introduction
    2. Stage vs. Screen
    3. Contributions From Medicine
    4. The Workspace
    5. Safety and Health
    6. Professionalism
    7. Your Portfolio
    8. Your Kit
    9. Chapter Summary
    10. Endnotes
  11. CHAPTER 2 • Anatomy and Design
    1. Introduction
    2. Using Computer as a Makeup Design Tool
    3. Elements of Design
      1. Body Types
    4. Human Body
      1. Skeletal System
      2. Skeletomuscular System
    5. Surface Anatomy
      1. Eyes, Ears, and Nose
      2. Mouth
      3. Skin
    6. Symmetry and Proportion
      1. Anatomical Planes
      2. Facial Ratios and Phi
      3. Ratios and Body Proportion
    7. Geometric Analysis
    8. Distinctions of Gender, Age, and Ancestry
      1. Distinctions of Gender
      2. Distinctions of Age
      3. Distinctions of Ancestry
    9. Chapter Summary
    10. Endnotes
  12. CHAPTER 3 • Lifecasting
    1. Introduction
    2. Safety Risks
    3. The Materials
    4. The Process
      1. Overview
    5. Teeth
    6. Face and Neck
    7. Bust: Head and Shoulders
    8. Hands, Arms, Legs, Feet, and Ears
      1. Hands and Arms
      2. Legs and Feet
      3. Ears
    9. Full Body
      1. Full Body: Prone
      2. Full Body: Standing
    10. Chapter Summary
  13. CHAPTER 4 • Sculpting the Makeup
    1. Introduction
    2. Materials
    3. Preparing the Positive
    4. Tools
      1. Clay
      2. Reference Photos
    5. Teeth
      1. Materials
    6. Sculpting the Face
      1. Blocking the Sculpture
      2. Refining the Sculpture
    7. Sculpting the Face, Head, and Neck
    8. Blocking the Sculpture
    9. Sculpting Hands
      1. Blocking the Sculpture
    10. Sculpting Ears
    11. Blocking the Sculpture
    12. Chapter Summary
    13. Endnotes
  14. CHAPTER 5 • Breakdown of the Sculpture
    1. Introduction
    2. Tools and Materials
    3. Release Agents and Sealers
    4. Making the Negative Mold
    5. Keys, Flashing, and Cutting Edges
      1. Building the Clay Wall
      2. Building a Different Clay Wall
    6. Stone (Gypsum) Molds
    7. Other Types of Molds
    8. Silicone Rubber Molds
    9. Matrix Molds
    10. Fiberglass Molds
    11. Fillers
    12. Resin Molds
    13. Epoxy Molds
    14. Syntactic Dough
    15. Urethane Molds
    16. Chapter Summary
    17. Endnotes
  15. CHAPTER 6 • Casting the Appliance
    1. Introduction
    2. Silicone: Platinum and Tin
    3. Coloration
      1. Materials
      2. De-airing/Degassing Silicone
    4. Gel-Filled Silicone Appliances
      1. Filling the Mold
      2. Injection Filling
      3. Hand Filling
      4. Removing the Appliance
      5. Foam Latex
      6. Materials
    5. Quirks
      1. Running Foam Latex
      2. Prepping the Mold
      3. Filling the Mold
      4. Heat-Curing Foam
      5. Removing the Appliance
    6. Cold Foam (Urethane)
      1. Materials
      2. Quirks
      3. Prepping the Mold
      4. Filling the Mold
      5. Removing the Appliance
    7. Gelatin and Foamed Gelatin
      1. Materials
      2. Quirks
      3. Filling the Mold
      4. Removing the Appliance
    8. Dental Acrylic
      1. Materials
      2. Filling the Mold and Removing the Appliance
    9. Seaming and Painting Silicone Appliances
      1. Seaming and Patching
      2. Painting the Appliance
      3. Painting Teeth
    10. Chapter Summary
  16. CHAPTER 7 • Applying the Makeup Appliance
    1. Introduction
    2. Skin Types
    3. Adhesives
    4. Application Techniques
      1. Attaching the Appliance
      2. Conforming Molds
      3. Blending the Edges
    5. Applying the Makeup
      1. Foam Latex
      2. Gelatin
      3. Cold Foam
      4. Silicone
    6. Removing the Appliance
      1. Materials
      2. Removers
      3. Technique
    7. Skin Care
    8. Cleaning and Storing the Appliance
    9. Chapter Summary
  17. CHAPTER 8 • Hair and Wigs
    1. Introduction
    2. Types and Varieties of Hair
      1. Tools and Materials for Postiche
    3. Wigs
      1. Weft Wigs
      2. Knotted Wigs
      3. Hair Attachment
      4. Preparation for a Wig
      5. How to Put on a Wig
      6. How to Put on a Lace Wig
    4. Beards, Mustaches, and Eyebrows
      1. Laid-On Facial Hair
      2. Crepe Wool (Hair)
    5. Ventilating Hair
      1. Preparation
      2. Technique
    6. Punching Hair
      1. Technique
    7. Chapter Summary
    8. Endnotes
  18. CHAPTER 9 • Animatronic
    1. Introduction
    2. Technology
      1. Mechanical
      2. Electronic
      3. Structural
      4. Surface
    3. Chapter Summary
    4. Endnotes
  19. CHAPTER 10 • Other Makeup Effects
    1. Introduction
    2. Resin Eyes
    3. Bondo
    4. Cap Material
      1. Bald Caps
      2. Making a Bald Cap
      3. Applying a Bald Cap
    5. Building Up Ears and Nose
    6. Tuplast
    7. Nose and Scar Wax
      1. Materials
    8. Rigid Collodion
    9. Stencils
      1. Tattoos and Character/Creature Textures
      2. Airbrush
    10. Spatter and Stipple
    11. 3D Prosthetic Transfers
      1. Making 3D Transfers
      2. 3D Prosthetic Bondo, Pros-Aide Transfers or TPA Transfers
      3. Materials
    12. Electrostatic Flocking
    13. Wrinkle (Age) Stipple
    14. Trauma, Wounds, and Bruises
      1. Bruises
      2. The Baseball Stitch
      3. Nosebleed on Demand
    15. Burns and Blisters
    16. Other Skin Conditions
    17. Skin-Safe Silicone and Gelatin
    18. Chapter Summary
  20. Appendix A
  21. Appendix B
  22. Appendix C
  23. Appendix D
  24. Appendix E
  25. Glossary
  26. Index