Special Makeup FX Classes

Special Effects Makeup: Bondo Transfers

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George Schminky Signature Class

Class Length: 3 days
Class Type: Hands On
Enrollment Limit: 14

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In this competitive entertainment industry; skill, creativity, improvisation and the ability to work fast under pressure are imperative. We are offering a very popular, and innovative technique, that is being used in the present makeup FX industry as a standard.

Throughout this course, you will learn how to create professional quality, quick “easy to apply” prosthetics, that you can carry with you in your makeup bag. You will create these prosthetics from scratch, no pre-bought prosthetics will be used during this course. This method is called Prosthetic Transfers, also called Bondo Transfers.

This innovative technique was created by Christen Tinsley, who’s very well known for his work on the Passion of the Christ and Apocalypto. The type of prosthetic transfer that we will create are going to fall under the category of casualty effects. Bruises, cuts, bullet wounds (entry or exit), deep cut scratches, scars, (cut or burned) are part of a wide range of casualty effects which are always in high demand in the entertainment industry.

The technique of bondo transfers is perfect for these kinds of injuries. You will be able to create your own prosthetics by the end of this course.This makeup training has been designed to accommodate all skill levels. No prior experience is required. This course will take 3 days to complete. First day, Instructor’s sculpting demo, student workshop of design and sculpting. Second day, instructor’s mold making demo, student’s workshop of mold making. Third day, Instructor’s application and painting demo, student’s workshop of application and painting of bondo transfers.

This course will teach you the skills and techniques to bring you to the next level in your career as a makeup artist. Working as a makeup artist in film, TV, or theater you will need to know how to do this type of special effects makeup. This makeup training will help you learn techniques that can earn you more money, and get you more work as a professional makeup artist. The Hollywood Makeup Academy provides all makeup products, tools and supplies for your use in class.

You will also receive a professional brush set to take home.Students of this class will have the opportunity to receive a certificate of completion from The Hollywood Makeup Academy. This is for the successful achievement of makeup course content. This will be reviewed by the instructor. The Certificate represents the completion of professional makeup training. This certificate also acknowledges that you studied under a qualified Makeup Instructor who is currently working as a professional makeup artist in the industry.

TRAUMA & INJURY MAKEUP

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Class Length: 2 days
Class Type: Hands On
Enrollment Limit: 14

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This Trauma/Injury makeup class will teach you the skills and techniques to create realistic wounds, injuries, bruises, cuts, scars, bites, burns and diseases for film, TV, theater and HD. This type of makeup is also used for medical, police, fire, military, and EMT training.

This course will teach you the skills and techniques to bring you to the next level in your career as a makeup artist. Working as a makeup artist in film, TV, and theater you will need to know how to do this type of special effects makeup. This makeup training will help you learn techniques that can earn you more money, and get you more work as a professional makeup artist. The Hollywood Makeup Academy provides all makeup products, tools and supplies for your use in class. You will also receive a professional brush set to take home.

The Trauma/Injury makeup course is designed for anyone interested in increasing their marketability as a professional beauty makeup artist, and for anyone interested in starting out in the special makeup effects industry. Makeup artists that have the ability to do this type of makeup with a realistic look will be in high demand. This makeup training has been designed to accommodate all skill levels. No prior experience is required.

Students of this class will have the opportunity to receive a certificate of completion from The Hollywood Makeup Academy. This is for the successful achievement of makeup course content. This will be reviewed by the instructor. The Certificate represents the completion of professional makeup training. This certificate also acknowledges that you studied under a qualified Makeup Instructor who is currently working as a professional makeup artist in the industry.

MAKING MONSTERS

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Class Length: 5 days
Class Type: Hands On
Enrollment Limit: 14

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Have you ever wanted to make your own monster, creature, zombie, or vampire?  Well this class teaches you how to do it all! We teach you the skills and techniques to create some real movie magic.  Take your talent as a professional makeup artist to the next level.  This makeup training will create many new job opportunities, and can earn you more money as a professional makeup artist.  Special FX artists that are professionally trained are in high-demand. Special FX makeup is needed in many different areas of the industry. It’s used in film, TV, theater, photo shoots, and commercials.  It’s also used for special events, and holidays.  You’ll be able to add some impressive skills to your resume at the end of this class.

Our instructors for this class are at the top of their industry working as Special Effects makeup artists. We bring you the best talent around. Their resumes include “THE WALKING DEAD”, “AMERICAN HORROR STORY, COVEN”, working as Special effects Makeup Department Heads on many feature horror films, and working in top Hollywood Special Makeup Effects labs. We also have instructors that have been finalists on SYFY’s hit makeup effects show, “FACE OFF”!

Making Monsters’ is designed for anyone interested in increasing their marketability as a professional makeup artist, or adding to their already solid foundation of skills as a special makeup effects artist. This makeup training has been designed to accommodate all skill levels. No prior experience is required. The Hollywood Makeup Academy provides all products, tools, and supplies for your use in class.

Students of this class will have the opportunity to receive a certificate of completion from The Hollywood Makeup Academy. This is for the successful achievement of makeup course content. This will be reviewed by the instructor. The Certificate represents the completion of professional makeup training. The Certificate also acknowledges that you studied under a qualified Makeup Instructor who is currently working as a professional makeup artist in the industry.

Students will receive a professional brush kit to take home and a Hollywood Makeup Academy tote bag

We will first cover techniques such as –

  • blood, wounds, gunshot victim, cuts &bites
  • color palates, highlight and shading
  • special FX airbrushing
  • working with silicone and latex
  • bald cap application
  • tattoo application

Then we will move on to more techniques such as –

  • prosthetic application
  • prosthetic painting/blending
  • bondo transfers
  • making teeth
  • hair application

Then students will learn to bring many of these techniques together to create complete makeup looks such as –

  • zombies
  • monsters
  • vampires
  • elves
  • aliens, and more!

Bald Caps for Film & HD

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Class Length: 2 days
Class Type: Hands On
Enrollment Limit: 14

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Bald caps are commonly used in so many areas of the makeup industry.  They are needed for film, TV, photo shoots, theater, and are the foundation for many period and special FX creations. A good bald cap application will bring a character to life making someone with hair believably bald, creating a sickly look, a burn victim, a creature, or alien, and so much more!

This is a tricky application process, and we show you how to have a flawless finish that’s HD camera ready. We teach you application and painting techniques. Learn ways to disguise edges and problem areas, along with time saving techniques. We use professional adhesive products and teach you skills to aid in an application that’s free of complications. The Hollywood Makeup Academy provides all makeup products, tools and supplies for your use in class.

The Bald Caps Makeup Course is designed for anyone interested in increasing their marketability as a professional beauty makeup artist, and for anyone interested in doing character and special effects makeup.  Makeup artists that have the ability to do bald caps with a realistic look will be in high demand. This makeup training has been designed to accommodate all skill levels. No prior experience is required.

Students of this class will have the opportunity to receive a certificate of completion from The Hollywood Makeup Academy. This is for the successful achievement of makeup course content. This will be reviewed by the instructor. The Certificate represents the completion of professional makeup training. The Certificate also acknowledges that you studied under a qualified Makeup Instructor who is currently working as a professional makeup artist in the industry.

Old Age Makeup

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Class Length: 3 days
Class Type: Hands On
Enrollment Limit: 14

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Age makeup is used in a wide variety of areas in the industry including film, TV, stage, and commercials. It’s used to make an actor/character appear as if decades have passed, or to show just a subtle passing of time. This is also a very common makeup used to re-create a historical figure, also used for an accurate period makeup. It can be used as a disguise, and used for various character makeup such as a ‘junkie’, or to show a progression of illness/disease. Realistic Old Age makeup is an important skill required to advance your career as a makeup artist.

This makeup training will cover the reasons that we age, and the exact changes that take place in specific areas of the face, skin, and body.  You will then learn how to replicate these effects.  This course will expose you to all of the latest tricks and techniques to create any realistic age makeup. Learn time saving techniques that are useful on set, and for taking the makeup artist union exam.  Doing a successful age makeup with fast execution are two skills that will be sure to get you more work and to help your earn more money. This hands-on makeup workshop will help identify strong points and areas where improvement is needed.  The Hollywood Makeup Academy will provide all tools and materials for your use in class.  We provide only the professional, top-rated products identical to what the professionals use on set.

The Old Age Makeup Course is designed for anyone interested in increasing their marketability as a professional makeup artist, and for anyone interested in doing character and special effects makeup.  This makeup training has been designed to accommodate all skill levels.  No prior experience is required.  Students of this class will have the opportunity to receive a certificate of completion from The Hollywood Makeup Academy. This is for the successful achievement of makeup course content. This will be reviewed by the instructor. The Certificate represents the completion of professional makeup training. The Certificate also acknowledges that you studied under a qualified Makeup Instructor who is currently working as a professional makeup artist in the industry.

Students will receive a professional brush set to use in class and to take home.

Hair & Lace Piece Application

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Class Length: 3 days
Class Type: Hands On
Enrollment Limit: 14

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This course will show you how to bring a character to life by creating realistic hair that is used in everything from film, TV, photo shoots, and theater. You’ll learn how to apply hair and lace pieces to create facial hair, add to existing facial hair, alter an actor’s brows, sideburns, beard, or mustache. Learn how to apply hair to make a character or monster makeup complete. This class will cover the application of hair on skin, bald caps, and on prosthetic pieces. You will also learn how to use makeup to create life-like beard, mustache, and facial hair stubble.

This class will prepare those wanting to take the Makeup Artists’ UnionExam. Learn how to make fast and reusable facial hair pieces. Learn new techniques that will help you apply faster and cleaner for a flawless finish. We use the latest products that the pros are currently using. The Hollywood Makeup Academy provides all makeup products, tools and supplies for your use in class.

Any makeup artist that is looking to expand their knowledge and skill level, and wanting to gain confidence should take this class. Hair and Lace application is very commonly used in the industry and makeup artists that can execute this application nicely are in high-demand. This class has been designed to accommodate all skill levels. No prior experience is required.

Students of this class will have the opportunity to receive a certificate of completion from The Hollywood Makeup Academy. This is for the successful achievement of makeup course content. This will be reviewed by the instructor. The Certificate represents the completion of professional makeup training. The Certificate also acknowledges that you studied under a qualified Makeup Instructor who is currently working as a professional makeup artist in the industry.

Prosthetic Application

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Class Length: 2 days
Class Type: Hands On
Enrollment Limit: 14

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The Prosthetic Application workshop is designed to teach you the application and coloration of makeup prosthetics. Prosthetics are flesh-like pieces usually made from latex, gelatin, or silicone.  They are used to augment the features of an actor/performer for film, TV, commercial and stage makeup. Prosthetics are commonly used in horror effects, and for monster, alien, and fantasy characters.  They are also used for disguise, historical figures, and science fiction.

Your makeup training will include new painting techniques to achieve life like color results. Learn the latest application techniques to achieve the perfect execution of a Prosthetic application.  This course includes fitting of latex and silicone prosthetic pieces to achieve a variety of different effects.  Learn how to make an “on the spot” prosthetic piece. Learn how to achieve a flawless edge, and discover the uses of Telesis 5 adhesive, 355 and Bondo! You will put together a full face character look of your own design with the help of your instructor. The Hollywood Makeup Academy provides all makeup products, tools and supplies for your use in class. We provide the same materials that the professionals use in the industry.

Any beauty makeup artist who is interested in learning new makeup skills, or FX artist that is looking to refine and advance their techniques should take this course. This makeup training has been designed to accommodate all skill levels. No prior experience is required. Advance your career to the next level and increase your job opportunities and income as a makeup artist.

Students of this class will have the opportunity to receive a certificate of completion from The Hollywood Makeup Academy. This is for the successful achievement of makeup course content.  This will be reviewed by the instructor. The Certificate represents the completion of professional makeup training.  The Certificate also acknowledges that you studied under a qualified Makeup Instructor who is currently working as a professional makeup artist in the industry.

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