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Behind the Makeup with... James Olney
Behind the Makeup with... James Olney

December 06, 2018

We first met James at this years IMATS convention. Browsing the IMATS Makeup Museum we came across the most adorable sculpture of a monkey in a space suit (Which you can check out on HERE), whilst admiring this sculpture we were approached by the artist himself. No points for guessing that it was James Olney, AKA Ripped from the Crypt. it didn't take long before we realised how talented, passionate and very sweet James was. 

We were lucky enough to host his very first demo at this years United Makeup Artist's Expo. James, although new to the makeup scene is humble and genuine, we expect big things. (no pressure James!) 

You can read all about the concept, design, construction and application of James's makeup below!

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On Set with... Craig Reardon
On Set with... Craig Reardon

November 22, 2018

Craig Reardon is very well known as the nice guy of makeup. I was honoured to have attended Craigs talk at IMATS this year and was blown away by the amount of amazing stories, knowledge and insight he had to give. 
Craig is one of the most passionate makeup artists I have ever met, he emits knowledge and an unflinching love for the industry, he is not only full of words of wisdom but is insanely humble and generous with his time.
Working on some of the biggest blockbusters and most influential practical effects films of all time including: Poltergeist, An American Werewolf in London, The Funhouse and The Incredible Shrinking Woman. He is truly one of a kind and it was privilege to be able to interview him. 
If you have any questions you would like to ask Craig, send em our way! 

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On Set With...Mimi Choi
On Set With...Mimi Choi

November 08, 2018

Mimi is a Vancouver-based professional makeup artist renowned for her unique artistic style.  A graduate of Blanche Macdonald Centre, her illusion based work has earned her worldwide recognition and many of her makeups have gone viral. From transforming her hand into realistic sushi to hyper realistic optical illusions with multiple eyes Mimi's attention to detail is mind blowing! Mimi was kind enough to take the time out of her busy teaching schedule to answer a few questions for us...

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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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