The second of a two-part feature on the legendary Rick Baker, from Thriller through to The Grinch, Planet of the Apes, and beyond
1917 Oscar-nominated Tristan Versluis on dead bodies, war wounds, and animatronic blood gags for the acclaimed Sam Mendes ‘one-shot’, 360-degree, continuous action war film
Makeup Effects team Dave and Lou Elsey create elaborate woman-into-man transformations for Bravo’s social experiment reality TV show, and act as on-camera mentors as well.
Todd Tucker, Martin Astles and Doug Brown of Illusion Industries create creatures and makeup FX for Adam Egypt Mortimer’s Daniel Isn’t Real / Dave and Lou Elsey take on extreme gender-bending real life disguise challenges for Bravo’s In A Man’s World / Tristan Versluis on his Oscar-nominated FX work in 1917 / Joel Harlow’s take on demonic possession for CBS’s supernatural series Evil / The second of our two-part celebration of Rick Baker’s life’s work / Tom Savini: The Official Biography of The Sultan of Splatter / Dr Sleep: Robert Kurtzman’s Overlook Hotel adventures in the sequel to the classic horror story The Shining
TUTORIALS AND TECH SPECS
Stuart Bray and Todd Debreceni’s first installment on airbrushes: both kinds of airbrushes deconstructed, and all you need to know to keep them working well.
Plus: Wisdom from Cosmesis Advanced Prosthetics Studio’s Clinton Aiden Smith, the history of life casting in film special effects, and pushing the envelope at the extreme end of face and body art.