Life Casting FX

$300.00

Every FX prosthetic makeup starts with a life cast. Become a self sufficient makeup artist and learn how to create life casts and snap molds in our new workshop. These techniques are a MUST know for all prosthetic makeup artists!
NOTE: This class is open to all current and previous students only. Limited to 10 seats. First come first served. PM me or email the studio info@vancouverfx.com to register.
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Life Casting FX (1 Day Workshop): 10am-6pm

Every FX prosthetic makeup starts with a life cast. Become a self sufficient makeup artist and learn how to create life casts and snap molds in our new workshop. These techniques are a MUST know for all prosthetic makeup artists!

NOTE: This class is open to all current and previous students only. Limited to 10 seats. First come first served. PM me or email the studio info@vancouverfx.com to register.

About the workshop:

In this intensive hands-on workshop taught by FX Artist & instructor Dallas Harvey students will learn professional life-casting techniques used for TV, Film, Cosplay, Halloween.. or just for fun. Learn about life casting methods, materials and the proper way to work with your model safely to capture a great impression in body/skin safe alginate.

During the workshop students will learn how to create a full head and shoulders lifecast from start to finish using a live model. You will then learn how to clean the life-cast, as well as to prepare it for creating custom prosthetics by creating a corrected positive from the original life-cast. In addition students will learn how to create “snap” molds for use in sculpting multi-overlapping prosthetics, a technique widely used in the FX industry. During this time you will see how the process is done economically, safely and correctly.

In the final portion of the class, students will make a life-cast of their own hand and cast in plaster. Students will then learn how to properly clean up and add detail to their plaster hand… and take their own cast home with them after!

We will also look at lifecasting using silicone too, as this newer material has many advantages which will be demonstrated. This workshop covers the beginning basics of life casting through the advanced techniques for both the beginner as well as the professional.

You will learn:

– Shop & Life casting Product Safety

– Working with a live model: How to prepare & safety tips

– Life casting: Casting and creating a full head & shoulders bust

– Correcting & refining detail on a full head & shoulders bust

– Life casting: Creating snap molds for multi-piece overlapping prosthetics

– Correcting snap molds, re-casting and preparing for overlapping prosthetics

– Life casting: How to cast body parts – Hands, feet, full body casting techniques

– Life casting: Students cast their own hand or foot, create a plaster life cast copy

– Correcting & refining detail on a hand or foot casting positive

– Casting other materials: Clay pours, various plaster stone, and rubber latex.

Notes will be provided on the day detailing procedure and materials, suppliers and costs involved should you wish to do more lifecasting in the future.

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Additional information

Choose Your Starting Date

Saturday, November 17, Saturday, January 19, Saturday, May 11, Saturday, August 10

Course Outline

You will learn:

– Shop & Life casting Product Safety
– Working with a live model: How to prepare & safety tips
– Life casting: Casting and creating a full head & shoulders bust
– Correcting & refining detail on a full head & shoulders bust
– Life casting: Creating snap molds for multi-piece overlapping prosthetics
– Correcting snap molds, re-casting and preparing for overlapping prosthetics
– Life casting: How to cast body parts – Hands, feet, full body casting techniques
– Life casting: Students cast their own hand or foot, create a plaster life cast copy
– Correcting & refining detail on a hand or foot casting positive
– Casting other materials: Clay pours, various plaster stone, and rubber latex.

Instructor

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

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