Special Effects (FX) Makeup Level 1 & 2

Course Name

Special Effects (FX) Makeup Level 1 & 2

Contact Hours: 40

Course Description

Special Effects Makeup can be defined as the use of prosthetic sculpting, molding, casting and painting to create advanced cosmetic effects. Special Effects Makeup can be seen in most popular TV shows and movies and even at conventions and Halloween. It can go from scary movie monsters like werewolves, aliens and zombies to changing someone appearance to look younger, older, and different facial features or weight.

Level 1 - In this Level 1 Special Effects Makeup course, you will be led by Hendrickje (pronounced Hen-Dree-Ka) Matthews, a professional makeup artist, who has been in the industry for over 20 years. She will start off the course with the basics of special effects makeup from a cheek gash to slit throat. In the second section you will go into a little more intermediate and popular makeup design, the zombie. The last section will go into aging with prosthetics and subtle aging with only makeup.

Level 2 - In this Level 2 Special Effects Makeup course, you will be led by Hendrickje (pronounced Hen-Dree-Ka) Matthews, a professional makeup artist, who has been in the industry for over 20 years. Level 2 features 4 sections of more advanced special effects applications that Hendrickje will give step by step instructions. The first section will be a bald cap application with fantasy makeup. Second section will be feminine and masculine skull makeup. The next section will show a tattoo cover-up and animal makeup. The last section will be a casualty special effects makeup demonstration and removal.

This course will teach the exciting and creative intricacies of creating Special Effects Makeup and get you started on your career as an FX artist!

Please note: Course of study may be completed earlier than indicated.

Outcome

Upon successful completion, this course will teach the exciting and creative intricacies of creating Special Effects Makeup and help get you started on your career as an FX artist!

Assessment

You will have practice quizzes after each module to ensure you are confident on the topic you have completed before proceeding.

Outline

Level 1

  • Fundamental Concepts of FX Makeup
  • FX Airbrushing
  • Body Painting
  • Prosthetics
  • Pros Aide Transfers
  • Mask Making
  • Sponge and brush work
  • Creating horror effects and crime scenes
  • Creating Zombies, Monsters and Aliens
  • Age changing techniques
  • And, many other exciting special FX makeup application techniques!

Level 2
  • Aging using latex
  • Aging using greasepaint makeup
  • Bald cap application
  • High editorial makeup (including bald cap) with hand painting and airbrush
  • Trauma / casualty makeup (incl. applying a range of adhesive & prosthetics)
  • Fantasy makeup (animal themed)
  • Day of the Dead looks
  • Sugar skull using Stencils and hand paint
  • Skeleton makeup using hand paint / airbrush and Stencils