Skill in making prosthetic appliances is a great asset to any makeup artist. Veronica has experience in both film and TV (having created, for example, a nose for Judi Dench’s Elizabeth in Shakespeare in Love and a swollen eye piece for an episode of Casualty).
Our prosthetic makeup course provides a good understanding of sculpting, simple two-part mould making and flat bed moulds. Students will plan a total prosthetic makeup look which will include costume, accessories, wigs or bald caps, and this will be photographed by MAKUP’s own professional photographer for inclusion in their portfolio.
NB: Accessories required as mentioned in the overview for this module to complete your creation must be purchased at your own expense.
16th March 2020– 24th July 2020 – £8,500 (dates include three weeks of school holidays).
21th September 2020– 29th January 2021 – £8,500 (dates include three weeks of school holidays).
" Prosthetics surprisingly is another core skill, which I have called on many times in my career. To be able to make a face cast in order to just sculpt a nose,swollen eye, or indeed any injuries or effect will give you the confidence to tackle many effects which would otherwise be done by a specialist in that field. On “Assassins Creed” many of the makeup team were making their own moulds for wounds and scars etc. "
During this course you will learn the use of silicone casting material to produce multiple sectional casts for face and neck, preparation techniques, plus how to refine plaster casts and mother moulds, and sculpting techniques to create form, texture and detail. This special effects prosthetics course covers casting and running out cap-skin encapsulated silicone pieces, and techniques for applying and colouring appliances. We will train you on safety procedures surrounding the use of materials and the preparation of moulds, and ensuring the safety and comfort of the artist when casting, applying and removing prosthetic materials.
By completing this special effects prosthetics makeup course, you will gain a professional image to add to your portfolio and a good working knowledge of sculpting and making moulds which you can adapt to achieve a variety of effects in your future career.
Prosthetics makeup effects are in fact another core skill for a film and TV makeup artist, which Veronica has called on many times in her career. To be able to make a face cast in order to just sculpt a nose, swollen eye, or indeed any injuries or effect will give you the confidence to tackle many effects which would otherwise be done by a specialist in that field. When Veronica was working on “Assassins Creed” she found that many of the makeup team made their own moulds for wounds and scars.
Furthermore, our Art of Illusion – Believable Blood/SFX Makeup module covers many invaluable skills and techniques to create character looks such as ageing, breaking down, disguise and bald caps. It also includes making and applying wounds with believable blood effects – an increasingly popular skill for every budding makeup artist, with pro bondo scars and wounds now commonly used throughout the industry. Note that real-life casualty research is an important element of this module in order to create realistic wounds and scars.
While SFX and character makeup is often considered the fun part of makeup, the ability to change a person’s face for the purpose of character or age, is a core skill of a media make up artist. This module will enable you to work with industry standard materials and techniques to produce accurate effects such as injuries, right through to adding texture and dirt as required for the film “Pirates of the Caribbean”, where breaking down with illustrator palettes was a daily routine.
Finally – don’t take our word for it! MAKUP graduate Jessica Southall won first place in both Makeup and Hair in the Fantasy – Star Wars – Category in the 2016 National Makeup Artists Competition. By adapting prosthetics that she made during training, Jessica created an amazing character (designing and making her own costume to create a complete look). The judges thought that the standard of her work and attention to detail was outstanding.
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