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Ep #33 – Lenses with Cristina Patterson & Bob Smithson

Contact lenses are pretty easy to find nowadays. It wasn’t always so, and the increased use of lenses has meant an increase in opportunities to have problems with eyes caused by them. Movies have used lenses for a while, and … Continue reading

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Ep #32 – Allan Apone & Brad Look Respect The Craft!

Todd and I had a great morning chatting with Allan A. Apone and Brad Look at MEL headquarters (Makeup Effects Lab) based up in North Hollywood. MEL now occupies a huge area of workshops and produces effects for shows as … Continue reading

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Ep #31 – Steve Wang

One of the great things about Monsterpalooza, and other makeup FX heavy trade shows is you get to meet the people who make a life around doing the work, and who care enough to help others do it too. For … Continue reading

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Glasgow Film Festival 2018

Recently, I did a little demo of a vampire makeup application for BBC Arts at the Glasgow Film Festival. It was a fun afternoon of application demos, and this one was filmed, and we chatted about the nature of the … Continue reading

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Packrat

So, this is my turn at soloing for a brief episode of Battles with Bits of Rubber. And, depending on responses to my musings, perhaps Stuart and I can extend this into a longer broadcast with tips from you all … Continue reading

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Studio Sangeet – open source and open mind

Most people learn techniques and perfect them. Some people then take those techniques and look at what can be improved. Sangeet falls into this camp. He is now pretty well known for creating high quality prosthetic transfers, moulds made which … Continue reading

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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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