Life Casting FX

$300.00

In one in-depth Saturday workshop, students learn how to properly and safely take life casts and create snap molds using must-know techniques for artists of all backgrounds and styles, including but not limited to sculptors, prop makers, special effects make-up artists, and hobbyists of the like.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS:

2019

Saturday, Aug. 10th; 10AM-6PM
Saturday, Oct. 5th; 10AM-6PM

2020

Saturday, January 11th; 10AM-6PM
Saturday, April 4th; 10AM-6PM
Saturday, June 27th; 10AM-6PM
Saturday, September 19th; 10AM-6PM

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Description

In Vancouver FX’s Life Casting FX workshop, students are taken through the process of life-casting a live model and creating quality life-casts and snap molds, including professional techniques and skills used by sculptors, prop makers, special effects make-up artists, and hobbyists. Students will delve into the detailed process of creating a full head and shoulders life cast on a live model from start-to-finish, leading into the process of cleaning, correcting, and preparing the positive cast – a process adaptable to any subject of choice. In this workshop, students will have the opportunity to make a life-cast of their own hand, in plaster, and also learn about casting in silicone.

This workshop is largely based with hands-on learning and also includes live demonstrations and lectures by the instructor. All products, materials, and tools needed for this workshop are included in the tuition fee. It is encouraged to bring a notepad to take notes and a camera to document your progress as you learn. Upon finishing the workshop, students will receive a certificate of completion signed by the instructor.

NOTE: No previous life-casting or art experience is necessary prior to taking this workshop.

Additional information

Choose Your Starting Date

Saturday, August 10, Saturday, October 5, Saturday, Jan 11, 2020, Saturday, Apr 4, 2020, Saturday, June 27, 2020, Saturday, Sept 19, 2020

Course Outline

       – Shop Safety
      – Life-Casting Product Knowledge & Safety
      – Working With A Live Model: Prep & Safety Procedures
      – Life-Casting: Casting & Creating a Full Head/Shoulders Bust
      – Correcting & Refining Detail on Bust
      – Life-Casting: Creating Snap Molds for Multi-Piece Overlapping Prosthetics
      – Correcting, Re-Casting, & Preparing Snap Molds
      – Life-Casting: Full Body & Body Part Casting Techniques – Correcting & Refining
      – Casting Other Materials: Clay Pours, Various Plaster Stone, Rubber Latex

Instructor

Vancouver FX Studio Founder and Lead Instructor, Dallas Harvey, is a special effects artist who works with both practical and digital mediums, with over 15 years of digital concept and CGI experience, Harvey has been credited with roles including lead special effects designer, key makeup effects artist, and puppeteer on many film, television, and music video productions.

In addition to taking role as author and previous-instructor of the Digital Make-Up Design curriculum for Blanche Macdonald Centre, Harvey was also responsible for curating the IMATS Vancouver Make-Up Museum 2012-2014 and featuring some of his work in Make-Up Artist Magazine, including written columns in the magazine’s Lab Tech section!

Most recently, Harvey designed special effects for The Exorcist Season 2 for Fox TV network including puppeteering custom builds, creating realistic props and silicone body duplicates, blood rigging, dental acrylic teeth creation, as well as custom sculpting fabrication and concept design.

To contact him by email click here.

View Harvey’s full credit list on IMDB.

View Harvey’s Linked-In Profile here.

About The Instructor

Dallas Harvey – Instructor & FX Artist

Dallas Harvey is a special effects artist who works with both practical and digital mediums. He has over 15 years of digital concept and CGI experience and has been lead special effects designer, key makeup effects artist and puppeteer on many TV, Film & Music video productions.

His special effects make-up designs have been published numerous times in the world-wide publication Make-up Artist Magazine. In addition, Harvey is a twice published author in the Lab Tech section of the magazine, and was curator of the IMATS Vancouver Make-up Museum 2012-2014. Harvey has also authored and instructed the Digital Make-up Design curriculum for Blanche Macdonald Centre. In 2015 he was a LEO Award nominee for Best Make-up in a Short Drama for Telefilm Canada sci-fi production Gord’s Brother.

Most recently Harvey designed special effects for The Exorcist Season 2 for Fox TV network puppeteering custom builds, creating realistic props, silicone body duplicates, blood rigging, dental acrylic teeth, custom sculpting fabrication and concept design.

Dallas Harvey is the founder of Vancouver FX Studio where he designs and consults on local and international TV, Film & Music Video productions.

To contact him by email click here.

View Dallas full credit list on IMDB.

View Dallas linked in profile here