Author Archives: Stuart Bray

Podcast #14 – Scanners & Schoonraads

This podcast takes a little look at the influence of digital technology on the practical effects workflow. Download it from Soundcloud, iTunes or play right here: Bear in mind the problems we try to overcome – namely to create an … Continue reading

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Undercuts

One of the biggest tales among mould making folklore is the curse of undercuts visited upon unfortunate souls who failed to spot them. I figured it would be a worthy subject to throw some spotlight on and look at what … Continue reading

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Colour Theory In Practice

Colour theory is a crucial part of makeup, especially if you are in the business of trying make a portion of the face out of rubber and make it look like it belongs there and is the same as the … Continue reading

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Loop Tool Repair

Loop tools are a delight to make and use, and some of the daintier ones are cared for like beloved pets. Sometimes though, either through careless stowing or lending to a clumsy colleague we end up with a broken loop … Continue reading

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7 Tips For Painting Skin Tones

7 TIPS FOR PAINTING SKIN TONES What does the targeting system of an acoustic torpedo have to with painting skin tones? Quite a lot actually, and it’s rather straightforward when you see how. Each time you stick some rubber onto … Continue reading

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UMAE 2015 makeup demo – Update #3

This last update on the UMAE makeup will take you through the casting of silicone appliances, and how the ear moulds were made. Thanks to Julie-Ann Ryan for the application and hair skills and to Chris Lyons of Fangs FX … Continue reading

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UMAE 2015 trade show makeup

I do like creatures. I do.  It’s just that character makeups don’t come along nearly as often, and so I am indulging myself utterly. For this years UMA Expo (United Makeup Artist Expo) in London, I have decided to create … Continue reading

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Appsolute Idiot

My Goodness. Well 2014 was quite a year.  I apologise for such a lengthy radio silence, only for me last year kicked off early and didn’t stop until last orders. There was a couple of movies and then a long … Continue reading

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5 Mistakes To Avoid When Running Silicone Pieces In Flat Moulds

Flat moulds are very handy, and can be used to make even rather sophisticated makeups. However, each time you cast out an appliance it is a performance, and of course things can go awry. Here are five of the main … Continue reading

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