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RubberHead Special with Steve Johnson
RubberHead Special with Steve Johnson

July 12, 2018

Emmy Award-winning makeup artist, monster maker, mad scientist and now author, Steve Johnson is renowned for his contribution to the SFX industry throughout the years. His recent book, Rubberhead: Sex, Drugs, and Special FX was published in 2017 and chronicles his legendary career in film and TV.  Johnson’s company, XFX, did make-up effects for more than 200 films, countless TV shows, commercials and music videos. His film credits include The Abyss, Ghostbusters, Bicentennial Man, Species and Spider-Man 2. Steve was kind enough to answer a few burning questions we had for him about the upcoming release of the second instalment of the Rubberhead Books. 

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Behind the Makeup - Father Phantom Studios
Behind the Makeup - Father Phantom Studios

June 20, 2018

If you haven’t already seen the robotic beauty that Birmingham based collective, Father Phantom Studios debuted at IMATs London, where have you been?!

Made up of the super talented Ben and Laura, who specialise in creating SFX makeup and collectables from their studio, in the trendy Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham. We were lucky enough to be joined by them and Titanic FX to demo their newest creation. As we are always intrigued to find out more about design and the creation process behind the makeups, we dropped them a few questions. Read all about this stunning creation below!

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On Set with... Kelseyanna Fitzpatrick
On Set with... Kelseyanna Fitzpatrick

June 14, 2018

Kelseyanna Fitzpatrick is best known for being a part of the Kat Von D Beauty Artistry Collective and can often be found demoing and teaching with the rest of the collective at events and trade shows worldwide. The youngest of the collective, Kelsey, (who is only 22) studied makeup in her home town of Vancouver, Canada. Kelsey has made a name for herself as a professional makeup artist with an distinctive avant garde style, her work demonstrates an abstract use of texture and colour. We were lucky enough to get to know Kelsey little better at this years IMATs London...

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Behind the Makeup with Ruth Parry - Draenei Warrior
Behind the Makeup with Ruth Parry - Draenei Warrior

May 31, 2018

As you probably know, the makeup application is only the final step in a very long process, from the design element, sculpting, moulding, prepaint, costume... etc. etc. It takes a long old time to create a character makeup. So we asked the overly talented Ruth Parry if she would be kind enough to tell us more about her Draenai Warrior. 

We have been lucky enough to have Ruth demo for us a few times now and she never fails to impress with her intricate looks and comprehensive preparation. Enjoy a behind the scenes peek into Ruth's makeup below! 

And don't forget to follow Ruth and Amber (who created the INSANE costume) on Instagram to stay updated with all their latest projects.  @Ruthparrymua @theforgottenimp

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