Stuart Bray and Todd Debreceni talk makeup effects and prosthetics.
If you like rubber monsters, prosthetics and gore then you can listen, learn and suggest new episode subjects.
Todd is author of 'Special Makeup Effects For Stage And Screen', what many consider to be the modern makeup FX bible.
Stuart Bray is a working makeup FX artist with many years experienc. Credits include 'Saving Private Ryan', 'Shaun of the Dead', 'Dr Who' and more recently 'Game of Thrones' and 'Dr Strange'.
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#75 - Cutting Edges & Flat Moulds
We covered cutting edges in episode #61 but this one is specifically about cutting edges on flat moulds.
Cutting edges on appliance moulds do the work of separating the fine appliance edge from the flashing and excess, allowing the mould to close properly and achieve the feather thin edge you have sculpted.
#74 - Foam & Filament
In episode #74 we talk about running lots of foam latex and overcoming the things that can go wrong with foam latex. Despite silicone being the material most go to first, it is a very real material that needs to be kept in mind for certain projects.
We also chat about how 3D scanning and printing has had a tangible benefit on some jobs we had this year, and how using this technology has enabled things that would not have otherwise been possible.
#73 - Rod Maxwell
Rod Maxwell is a bit of a Renaissance man, and the more we talked the more you can see how wearing many hats has informed his approach.
Looking at his Instagram, you can see trailblazing work with 3D printed moulds, scanning lifecasts and moulds and using that data to create things impossible to do any other way.
#72 - Adam Beane
Adam has become well known for his miniature and smaller-scale work which has both great expression as well as high levels of detail, and even developed a material which allowed such tight detail for miniatures called Cx5.
He also has cultivated a very positive and effective mindset which is infectious and inspiring to behold and makes you want to try harder as you see that he walks the walk himself.
#71 - Daniel Parker
Daniel Parker has recently been praised for his work as makeup and hair designer on The Queens Gambit (Netflix) and Chernobyl (HBO). He has an extensive range of credits spanning 37 years.
We talked about how often simple techniques and good paintwork , and the work of a makeup designer.
#70 - Dominic Hailstone Part 2
In this second and final part of the chat with Dominic, we look at his art and discuss the drawing and sculptures.
As usual, this podcast episode is a tale of two stories. Todd and I talk about the difficult work involved in lifecasting the deceased, which can be much trickier than dealing with the living.
Then the chat with Dom, looking at his processes for creating artwork, using traditional and digital media and how they can work off each other.
Priceless golden technical magic!
This podcast is absolute magic and a must for ANYONE interested in prosthetic makeup no matter what level you're at. Stuart and Todd are fantastic hosts and incredable artists who are a delight to listen to and generous beyond belief with their years of accumulated knowledge. This show is not only informative but inspirational and with every episode I feel myself becoming more and more inspired and determined to become a better artist. It has gotten me out of numerous sticky situations and I have honestly leanrned more through listening to them and their guests than I ever did at uni... (though really that was my fault - my uni teacher was amazing and is one of the guests on their show! What a silly partying uni student I was.... did have a lot of fun though!) Thank you Stuart and Todd, I would be lost without your podcast and I await each new episode with gleeful anticipaion. They are the only audio files I have saved on my phone and a priceless resource. For anyone interested it's also worth your time to check out their brilliant articles in Prosthetics Magazine - I can't believe how much I've learned from these two men I've never met and I am eternally garteful to them xxxx