Prosthetic FX: Level 3 – Silicone

$1,950.00

In eight weekly Thursday night classes, students are taught professional sculpting and finishing techniques to create a custom designed silicone front face character prosthetic. This class focuses on the process of concept design, professional prosthetic sculpture, molding, prosthetic design complication troubleshooting, mixing, tinting and casting in professional grade silicone. Students will also learn professional techniques to use when pre-painting prosthetics as well as the best techniques to use when applying and removing the prosthetics from a live model.

Upcoming Classes:

2022

Thursdays, May 5th – June 23rd; 7PM-10PM
Thursdays, July 7th – August 25th; 7PM-10PM
Thursdays, September 8 – October 20th; 7PM-10PM
Thursdays, November 3rd – December 22nd; 7PM-10PM

2023

Thursdays, January 12 – March 2; 7PM-10PM
Thursdays, April 6 – May 25; 7PM-10PM
Thursdays, June 15 – August 3; 7PM-10PM
Thursdays, September 14 – November 2; 7PM-10PM

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Description

In eight weekly Thursday night classes, students are taught professional sculpting and finishing techniques to create a custom designed silicone front face character prosthetic. This class focuses on the process of concept design, professional prosthetic sculpture, molding, prosthetic design complication troubleshooting, mixing, tinting and casting in professional grade silicone. Students will also learn professional techniques to use when pre-painting prosthetics as well as the best techniques to use when applying and removing the prosthetics from a live model.

This class is largely based on hands-on learning and also includes live demonstrations and lectures by the instructor. All products, materials, and tools needed for this class 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. Students will be responsible for providing themselves a model and all body safe industry standard make-up, adhesives, airbrushing or body-painting supplies, wardrobe, wigs, nails, and other accessories to apply their final make-up design on the final day of the course. Airbrushes and compressors will be provided for student use during the final make-up application.

After final make-up application completion, students will have the opportunity for their model to be photographed in a professional photo shoot provided by the studio. Upon finishing the class, students will receive a certificate of completion signed by the instructor.

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Choose Your Start Date

Thursdays, May 5, 2022, Thursdays, July 7, 2022, Thursdays, September 8, 2022, Thursdays, November 3, 2022, Thursdays, January 12, 2023, Thursdays, April 6, 2023, Thursdays, June 15, 2023, Thursdays, September 14, 2023

Course Outline

– Professional Sculpture Design Techniques & Tools
– Sculpting for Dynamic Movement: Old Age & Realism
– Character & Creature Concept Design
– Moldmaking: Creation of Resin Prosthetic Molds
– De-Molding: Preparing Mold for Silicone Prosthetic Creation
– How To Tint Silicone for Skin Translucency & Mix Ratios
– Creating & De-Molding “Gel-Filled” Silicone Appliances
– Pre-Painting Silicone Prosthetics: Airbrush & Hand-Painting Techniques
– Photography: Lighting Silicone Make-Ups
– Silicone Character Make-Up Application & Photo Shoot

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

Class Dates & Times

       This course has 8 weekly Thursday-classes.

2022

Thursdays, May 5th – June 23rd; 7PM-10PM
Thursdays, July 7th – August 25th; 7PM-10PM
Thursdays, September 8 – October 20th; 7PM-10PM
Thursdays, November 3rd – December 22nd; 7PM-10PM

2023

Thursdays, January 12 – March 2; 7PM-10PM
Thursdays, April 6 – May 25; 7PM-10PM
Thursdays, June 15 – August 3; 7PM-10PM
Thursdays, September 14 – November 2; 7PM-10PM