The headline act was a sensational Q&A with Neal Scanlan curated by Stuart bray. Neal, who is an Oscar winning creature and special effects makeup artist is best known for his work on Star Wars. The talk created an amazing insight into the expansive range of aliens, monsters and creatures that Neal conceived and constructed. If you missed the talk, you can grab a sneak peek into the craft and genius behind the creatures in the video below.
We were fortunate enough to host Ruth Parry on our booth, who perfectly executed an undead makeup which she designed, sculpted, moulded and applied. The pieces were pre-coloured and then finished using Skin Illustrator on the day. Custom-made lenses from Eyeworks For Film Ltd completed this beautiful piece of work.
If you did attend then there is no way you would have missed Richard Redlefsen’s version of The Child Catcher. Partly because of the pathway of destruction left behind as people ran away from him. This was superbly executed, creepy and fantastic all at the same time.
The week following UMAe we were fortunate enough to introduce Richard to some makeup schools in London including: Delamar, Brushstrokes, West Thames and The London School of Media Makeup. The lucky students got to experience Richard demonstrate the use and application of silicone pieces made by Studio Sangeet as part of an amazing casualty makeup. Richard has worked on Star Trek, Batman Vs Superman, Pirates of the Caribbean and most recently was a key Makeup Artist on the new series on Twin Peaks.
If you couldn't make it then we hope to see you there next year. A special thanks to Vermillion FX, Tattooed Now, Ruth Parry, Richard Redlefsen, David Stoneman, Chris McGowan and everyone else who had a hand in making this a great weekend.
We caught up with BAFTA team winner and three times Emmy nominee Sarita Allison to ask her about her career and how she came to be such a well known name throughout our industry.
Sarita began her career as a Makeup Artist working on photo sessions for a diverse range of artists and designers including Björk, Bob Hoskins, Sir Ben Kingsley, Vivenne Westwood, Issey Miyake and Alexander McQueen. But is now better known for her work on Harry Potter, X-Men and monster heavy series Penny Dreadful.