Silicone Prosthetic FX

$2,200.00

Over 8 weekly classes TV & Film Industry special FX artist and Instructor Dallas Harvey will teach students how to life cast the face of a live model, and correct the cast for creating “gel-filled” encapsulated silicone prosthetics. Students will then learn how to create a full face set of “snap” molds from the cast and set it up for creating a multi-overlapping prosthetic character design.

Class Dates:

Thursday, January 24
Thursday, April 4
Thursday, June 20
Thursday, September 5
Thursday, November 14

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Description

Silicone Prosthetic FX – 8 Weekly Classes – Thursday Nights 7pm-10pm

About This Class:

Over 8 weekly classes TV & Film Industry special FX artist and Instructor Dallas Harvey
will teach students how to life cast the face of a live model, and correct the cast for
creating “gel-filled” encapsulated silicone prosthetics. Students will then learn how to
create a full face set of “snap” molds from the cast and set it up for creating a
multi-overlapping prosthetic character design.

During the class students will learn how to professionally sculpt and texture a full
character face, break the sculpts down into separate snap molds. Students will then
mold their designs in resin and create the final silicone “gel-filled” encapsulated
prosthetic face set. In addition, the instructor will teach the class how to use
professional silicone paints and learn how to apply a multi-overlapping face prosthetic in
the correct order on a live model.

At the beginning of the course students will be assigned a final project to create a
character make-up while incorporating their newly created silicone prosthetics into the
design. Outside of class students have the option to create wardrobe, props and other
character embellishments to create a final look. On the final day of class students will
bring in a live model of their choice to create the final character they have designed and
using all the techniques learned in the class.

This course will consist of lectures, demonstrations, and lots of HANDS-ON learning. All
clay, sculpting, molding, silicone and prosthetic materials included in tuition fee. For the
final assignment students will be required to provide their own model and all body safe
industry standard make-up, adhesives, airbrushing or body painting supplies,
costumes/wardrobe/wigs, nails and other accessories.

Airbrushes and compressors will be provided for student use during the final character
exam. On the day, after the final character is complete the studio will provide a
professional photoshoot for each student with digital images provided of their creation to
use in an FX portfolio.

Additional information

Choose Your Start Date

Thursday, January 24, Thursday, April 4, Thursday, June 20, Thursday, September 5, Thursday, November 14

Course Outline

In this class you will learn:

– Sculpting for dynamic movement in character makeup (Old Age & Realism)
– Life casting the human face and neck
– Creating a full set of face snap molds for multi overlapping appliances
– Correcting snap molds for overlapping prosthetic sculpture
– Sculpting a full face set of prosthetics in clay
– Designing for overlapping prosthetic cuts
– Breaking down the clay face sculpt for overlaps
– Floating: What is it and how to float a prosthetic
– Resculpting & finishing the individual overlapping prosthetics
– Molds: Creating prosthetic molds of the sculptures
– Demolding: Setting up the mold for silicone prosthetic creation
– How to airbrush bald cap plastic & mix ratios
– How to tint silicone for skin translucency & mix ratios
– Creating encapsulated “gel-filled” silicone appliances
– Demolding “gel-filled” silicone appliances & storage/care
– Pre-painting silicone prosthetics: types of silicone paints & pigments
– Painting and mixing silicone for airbrushing
– Advanced hand painting and finishing techniques
– Silicone character makeup: Full face multi-piece prosthetic application
– Photography: Working with and lighting silicone makeups.
– Photography: Full character photoshoot after 3 hour application

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

Class Dates & Times

Class Dates:

Thursday, January 24
Thursday, April 4
Thursday, June 20
Thursday, September 5
Thursday, November 14