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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#64 - Danny Marie Elias
Danny has done some interesting things with prosthetics, leading with fashion and high concept looks and bringing appliance work into the mix.
It was a great chat and we got fired up as you'll hear.
When Things Go Wrong
We have all spotted things in shows which were never meant to be there. Those are the things which you notice, and maybe take great pleasure in spotting and shaming those unfortunate artists who were 'responsible'.
We go through some of these hidden problems which are not so rare, and which will tax the creative minds of those on whose shoulders these things fall.
#62 - Mould Closure
Closing moulds correctly is vital to get good casts out of them. There seems little point in making a good mould and then getting bad casts out of it.
In this episode, we take a look at things to consider in ‘mould closure’. Essentially, a mould other than a flat or open mould will usually need to be attached or fitted to another component to produce a cast.
Cutting edges are the point at which a core meets the mould, and is crucial in creating a fine edge in many appliances. In this episode, Todd and Stu take a deep dive into all things cutting edge.
#60 - Tim Baggaley
Tim Baggaley played the one-armed zombie in Shaun of the Dead. He's a damn nice fella, an actor, talented graphic designer and a fabulous dancer.
In this episode, we chat about his experience on set and his recollections of being among the undead.
#59 - Mark Donovan
Here is a little treat - an additional little episode that checks in with Mark Donovan who played The Hulking Zombie in Shaun Of The Dead.
We talked through the difficulties involved in getting ready to be attacked with records and cricket bats, shovels and the heat whilst caked in blood.
Also, as you'll hear, some very cool comic book related stuff which was an exciting discovery. You may recall in the bumper podcast episode #55 that Stuart Conran mentioned the back story to the Hulking Zombie, how he came to be a zombie and why he was there with Mary.
I mentioned this to Mark and not only was he aware of it but he has the actual original panels framed at his home!
Check pics in the accompanying blog post here.
Many thanks for listening.
-Stuart & Todd
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The absolute BEST makeup and effects related podcast ever produced! Stuart and Todd are industry veterans with their thumbs on the pulse of the makeup/prosthetics world who, along with other industry professionals, talk about the realities and nuts-and-bolts of what it is to be a working professional makeup artist in the film and television business today. Regardless if you’re an aspiring artist or just a fan of special effects, you will find inspiring people and subjects to learn from, done in an entertaining and interesting way!
The myriad of practical and technical information is amazing. It’s always a great feeling listening to and “getting to know” the people I look up to in the industry and realizing how truly genuine people all of these amazing artists are!
Ive been binging every episode over the coarse of a week while I work and sculpt. I’m definitely hooked and would love to see Stuart and Todd’s show grow. This is a really spectacular thing they have going on.
I listen to you guys all the time! Thank you for all you do in helping us little guys out here learn things that years ago was kept private!