Special Effects (fx) Makeup Level 1 - The Academy of Film, Fashion & Design

Special Effects (fx) Makeup Level 1

Do you lay awake at night creating the most interesting stories?
Do you often wake up from your dreams with such vivid memories feeling like you just watched a feature film movie that you created?
Do you have a burning desire to share your imagination with the World?

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Course Information

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. 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.

During this course, you will learn:

  • 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!

Meet our expert

  • Hendrickje (pronounced Hen-Dree-Ka) Matthews

    A native of England, Hendrickje has been in the industry for over 20 years, with professional training at the UK’s premier makeup school, Brushstroke, Shepperton Film Studios studying FILM, TV, STAGE and SPECIAL EFFECTS — under the instruction of Neill Gorton (Millenium FX).   Hendrickje worked at MAC Cosmetics for over 10 years.   Currently , Hendrickje resides in Tampa,FL, is  head makeup designer for Busch Gardens , and works for HSN, Mac Cosmetics, and Hendrickje Makeup,FX and Design.  Hendrickje specializes in all aspects in makeup, body art, FX, beauty, editorial and more!

    Some of her clients include:   Busch Gardens, MAC Cosmetics, Home Shopping Network, E!Entertainment- WWE Total Divas,  Event Show Productions,  Tori Spelling, Candy Spelling, ESPN and Disney just to name a few!

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