Horror, fantasy, science fiction and adventure films would be unthinkable without special effects! They live from the masks and effects which make-up artists create for these productions. But even when character and face masks are made for other film genres, the high art of special effects is required.
Stuart Bray, London
Extravagant design for the catwalk, artistic presentations for photo shootings and make-up looks for the international high-gloss magazines: that is make-up at the highest level – an separate dimension of colour, style and expression.
Lan Nguyen, London
What do the often bloody injuries created by special effects actually look like in reality? A trip through the anatomy of gunshot wounds, cuts, burns and decaying flesh. Specialist know-how for masks taken from forensic medicine.
Dr. Benno Hartung, Düsseldorf
A well-known painting by Picasso is the inspiration for body art, an exciting, new art form in harmony with a unique artistic style.
Natalia Pavlova and Team, Moscow
“Hair” can be applied to different surfaces such as the face, head, body parts, masks and props using an electro-static flocking system. Techniques for the creation of velvety-soft hair up to a bristly fur look are possible here. Flocking is(not) a hairy business.
Bernd Staatz, Düsseldorf
The most spectacular make-up trends typically appear first on the catwalk. An artist’s ability to translate these highly stylized runway visions into beautiful, wearable make-up is essential. Products, colour palettes and techniques – a guide for creating sophisticated make-up with a fashion-forward edge.
Kevin James Bennett, New York
Perfectly fitting prosthetics are produced using digital data. The facial contours are captured using a 3D-Scan, the data forms the basis for the clean, convenient modeling on the computer and is then immediately used for mould making.
Bernd Staatz and Gernot Minke, Duisburg
Coloured body painting has a long tradition, be it for body decoration, as a mythical ritual or as war paint. Even nowadays works of art are created on the body using various techniques and materials. Airbrush, paintbrush, sponges, manual painting and colours along with wet and cream make-up: get to know them and try them.
Jos Brands, Antwerps and Natalia Pavlova, Moscow
Hair extension, hair thickening and punching, punching hair on dummies are all techniques which enable fast effects. They are just as interesting for films as they are for the stage. Materials and techniques are presented, then the motto is join in and test them.
Alexander Schier, Düsseldorf
Make-up makes it all possible: using a face impression, silicon elements and make-up, a young European man is transformed into an Afro-American. This is particularly exciting because after the transformation the facial features are unmistakably reminiscent of a famous politician….
Petr Gorshenin, Moscow
The use of prosthetics allows more dramatic makeup and body-painting creations. Prefabricated prosthetics make it possible to create such effects quickly and easily. At Sugar Skull Design, artistic makeup is created using skull pieces.
Nicole Heydenrijk, Auckland
From injuries such as gunshot wounds to burns to decay and severed body parts – special effects add that extra something to makeup. Applications range from realistic reproductions for crime shows to horror creatures or friendly monsters. Here you have the opportunity to learn from a pro.
Barney Nikolic, London/Berlin