65 episodes

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'.

Email us at stuartandtodd@gmail.com

Battles With Bits of Rubber Stuart Bray and Todd Debreceni

    • Visual Arts

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'.

Email us at stuartandtodd@gmail.com

    #65 - Ghosts, Goblins & Cutting Edges

    #65 - Ghosts, Goblins & Cutting Edges

    It’s Halloween. A Saturday! A full moon! Also not happening because of Covid. Boo.

    In this episode, we talk cutting edges, cap plastic on the back of a piece (and why it isn't always a good idea) plus scary audiobooks to keep us chilled while we work, work and worry.

    • 49 min
    #64 - Danny Marie Elias

    #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.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    When Things Go Wrong

    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.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    #62 - Mould Closure

    #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.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Cutting Edges

    Cutting Edges

    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.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    #60 - Tim Baggaley

    #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.

    • 44 min

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