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5 THINGS YOU’D LIKE TO KNOW

5 THINGS YOU’D LIKE TO KNOW (OR WOULD HAVE LIKED TO HAVE KNOWN) WHEN LEARNING PROSTHETIC MAKEUP I’m still learning every day. I still make mistakes and I am still worried that every job I am about to start will … Continue reading

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Rob Burns of Cutting Edge

Rob Burns makes great sculpting tools because he sculpts and knows what works.     It helps to know your tools, and in the podcast, he chats about how he started the company and how he paid his dues. We … Continue reading

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Dark Hour

Allen Hopps is the director of Dark Hour, a huge haunt attraction in Plano, Texas. I wanted to take a tour and chat with Allen about what it takes to keep people scared and the business of running a haunt … Continue reading

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Instagrab

An image of a makeup I did recently had the rare honour of ‘going viral’ (sorta), and it led to an interesting series of developments. This post is an attempt to process, quantify and clarify my findings. I had an … Continue reading

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Easy Wrinkles

Back in 2013, I did a presentation I called ‘Alternative sculpting techniques‘, and it was a manifestation of frankly the weird way I often see things. A cry for help, some might say. In it, I had cracked plaster, allowed … Continue reading

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All About…Cap Plastic

Cap plastic is big. …and it’s not just for bald caps. Cap plastic is so called as it was originally pretty much used only for making bald caps, so those with hair could temporarily be without it. Over the last … Continue reading

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Sometimes you break stuff. Knowing how to fix it is handy! I was an utter arse recently when I tried to save a few minutes work by just using plaster when casting out a head. Normally, it wouldn’t be an … Continue reading

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All Aboard The Freit Train part 2

In part 2 of our discussion, Rob Freitas talks about the value of knowing about the unknowns. He sheds some light on the importance of knowing to look at what was before and honours great artists like Gil Liberto (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0508847/) … Continue reading

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All Aboard The Freit Train part 1

Rob Freitas is one of the best-known mould makers in the industry and has a phenomenal reputation. Not only is he incredibly skilled at making moulds but he has a passion for the provenance of the techniques which he uses … Continue reading

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IMATS LA Makeup Demo #2

The second makeup demo was a triumph of old and new. Latex and silicone working in perfect harmony, with a budget to make the tightest of workshop strategies proud!  I used an existing lifecast mould I had taken previously – … Continue reading

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