Hair & Makeup

The Cinematic History of Fake Blood

There are a lot of ways to make the screen bleed – in this course we dissect the history of fake blood from its origins in the Theater to modern recipes for making characters bleed on screen. This course is sponsored by RØDE Microphones Recipes: Grand Guignol (modified) Vegetable Glycerine Color with Red, a Read MoreRead More

How to Make Vulcan Ear Prosthetics

Effects artist Frank Ippolito joins Tested once again for a make-up project tutorial and demonstration. For this year’s WonderCon, Norm wanted to go as a Vulcan with authentic ear prosthetics. Using techniques we’ve shown before like lifecasting, sculpting, mold-making, and casting, Frank builds up a lifelike appliance and shows us how to apply it. Watching this Read MoreRead More

BAFTA Film Craft Sessions Talk With the Best in the Industry

BAFTA invited some of the best minds in the film world to our BAFTA HQ in London to discuss their craft and work with an intimate audience. Cinematography Editing Production Design Costume Design VFX Sound Music Hair and Make upRead More

American Werewolf in London Makeup Effects Artist Interview

Makeup FX master Tom Hester (An American Werewolf in London, Thriller, Shrek) discusses his storied career with fellow FX artist Norman Cabrera (The Walking Dead, Hellboy II, From Dusk Till Dawn) — From his early years as one of Makeup FX legend Rick Baker’s key team members to his iconic character design work for the Read MoreRead More

Why Makeup Isn’t Superficial – Idea Channel

When someone puts on makeup there is no easy way to know why they’ve done it. Or why they’ve made the decisions they have about their makeup. Answers to those questions might not even be clear to the makeup wearer themselves! After a very long history of putting stuff on our bodies to accentuate our Read MoreRead More

Understanding Makeup to Become a Better Photographer

Quentin Decaillet discusses some of the fundamentals and questions you should be asking your makeup artist during your photoshoot (or film shoot for that matter) We often hear how much makeup can impact the final result of a photo shoot. It can either make or break a picture depending on its quality. A great makeup Read MoreRead More

DP/30: The Theory Of Eveyrthing, Prod Design, Make-Up, and Costume

The dynamic trio of Production Designer John Paul Kelly, Make-Up Designer Jan Sewell, and Costume Designer Steven Noble are in great part responsible for the authenticity of a film that is not only “period,” but covers decades. They spoke to David Poland about the work.Read More

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