So, you’re a working Makeup FX Artist, or just a keen beginner. You have some questions you want answered- you might be trying out a new technique for the first time, or maybe you had an unexpected problem crop up with something you’ve done dozens of times before, and you aren’t sure what happened or why? Where do you look for help?
The Compilation Set of Creating Character Prosthetics in Silicone covers more advanced techniques than The Art of Silicone Prosthetics, the previous series from Neill Gorton of Millenium FX in the UK. Neill has pioneered the use of single-piece flexible silicone prosthetics over the past decade and his expertise in this area is second to none. It is available as 4 individual DVDs or in the Box Set.
If you have seen any movie that features realistic facial or body scarring in the last five years, chances are you have seen flat-moulded encapsulated silicone prosthetic transfers in action. They give an incredibly realistic result and as far as looking like real flesh and skin they have not been surpassed. The consist of a thin membrane of plastic (the encapsulant) filled with a special silicon gel, the texture of which which can be modified to create firmer or softer pieces for different areas on the body. Once applied the edges of the encapsulant are melted away and become invisible on the skin surface. The appliances are coloured using special alcohol-soluble ink makeup (such as Skin Illustrator).
Neill Gorton, of Britain’s Millenium FX, is a pioneer in this method of making prosthetics, and in this excellent series of Instructional DVDs, he demonstrates the design and manufacturing process in simple, easy to follow steps.
Don’t waste materials making expensive mistakes- get this DVD and understand the process before you start!