If you want to start collecting some good reference materials, this list gives you some idea of where to start looking- it covers a small selection of the books and DVDs in my Makeup & FX Library.
I currently have over 300 books in my collection, not including filmmaking books. I have books on ‘straight’ makeup as well plus other pictorial period and general references, hairstyling books, medical and forensic books, magazines, etc etc. They are in no particular order but I would start with the first two as they both contain information on the latest industry standard materials and techniques.
Special Makeup Effects for Stage and Screen: Making and Applying Prosthetics (Paperback with DVD)
by Todd Debreceni
The Monstrous Makeup Manual Book #1 (Paperback with CD)
By Mike Spatola
The Technique of the Professional Make-Up Artist (Paperback)
by Vincent Kehoe
Stage Makeup (10th Edition) (Hardcover)
by Richard Corson
Special Effects Make-Up (Paperback)
by Janus Vinther
by Randy Daudlin
Wigs and Make-up for Theatre, TV and Film (Paperback)
by Patricia Baker
by Martha Ruskai
by Penny Delamar
by Gretchen Dav
by Richard Rickitt
Secrets of Hollywood Special Effects (Hardcover)
by Robert McCarthy
By Tom Savini
Grande Illusions: Book II (Paperback)
by Tom Savini
by Tan Huaixiang (Author)
The Prop Builder’s Molding & Casting Handbook (Paperback)
by Thurston James
Neill Gorton teaches flat mould and transfer appliances, and multi piece appliances.
Award Winning Make up Artist Neill Gorton, takes you through the process involved in creating large Scale Silicone Prosthetic make-ups.
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