Short Courses

AN INTRODUCTION TO OUR SHORT COURSES

Our prosthetics & makeup FX short courses cover a range of subjects from mould making and prosthetic application to creature design and silicone prosthetics. They are designed for various skill levels, tend to be between two days and three weeks and pack as much learning into the time available as possible. 

  • Summer School
    #4 August 2018, Falmouth

    Course Contents
    • Summer School for 14 -18 year olds
    • Course four: 20th – 24th Aug 2018
    • Enter a new, exciting world with tutors who have worked on TV shows like 'Poldark', 'Red Dwarf' and 'Doctor Who' and films such as 'World War Z' and 'The Titan'
    • Learn casualty FX, sculpture, moulding & casting to create a silicone appliance like a wound or boils, plus a creature half-mask

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  • Advanced Summer School
    August 2018 in Falmouth

    Course Contents
    • Advanced Summer School for 14 -18 year olds with some experience
    • 5-day intensive intro to silicone, the industry's most popular material
    • Taught by film industry professionals
    • Learn life casting, moulding, hair punching and painting skills to create a horror prop hand
    • Learn how to make and apply silicone flat mould prosthetics for casualty, character and ageing work

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  • Sculpting a Likeness
    September 2018 in Aylesbury

    Course Contents
    • Work through the process of sculpting a likeness from photographs with hyperrealism expert Richard Martin
    • Correctly using reference material
    • Scaling a photograph to 1:1 scale
    • Understanding angles and anatomy to ‘fill in’ the blanks from poor reference
    • Profile, blocking out, landmarks and refining
    • Demonstration and hands-on work
    • Leave with your sculpture

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  • Prosthetics Boot Camp
    November 2018 in Falmouth

    Course Contents
    • Taught exclusively by Neill Gorton, intensive and fast-paced, demo based with some hands-on work
    • All the key elements of creating character make-ups in silicone:
    • Lifecasting
    • Sculpting
    • Moulding
    • Casting
    • Colouring
    • Application

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  • Sculpting Creatures
    November in Aylesbury

    Course Contents
    • Sculpting Creatures & Characters with LA-based expert Don Lanning
    • Hands-on course; take a life size bust sculpture from start to completion focussing on:
    • Armatures
    • Anatomy
    • Making a character dynamic
    • Infusing your design with character
    • Sculpting expressions
    • Textures and detailing

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  • Prosthetics Boot Camp
    April in Aylesbury

    Course Contents
    • Taught exclusively by Neill Gorton, intensive and fast-paced, demo based with some hands-on work
    • All the key elements of creating character make-ups in silicone:
    • Lifecasting
    • Sculpting
    • Moulding
    • Casting
    • Colouring
    • Application

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