This is a subject Neill is well known for within the industry. He has pioneered many new techniques over the past 15 years, and won numerous awards for his prosthetic makeup work, including a number of Royal Television Society and BAFTA gongs.
The teaching is predominantly demonstration-based, but you will get up close and hands-on with the materials, and each student will design, sculpt, cast, apply and colour their own silicone transfer appliance.
The course is intensive, technical and full of information, and you are welcome to ask questions throughout.
You will be granted access to our Online Learning, Processes and Pathways for 1 month following the course to help to reinforce what you have learnt and introduce you to new technical techniques and skills.
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have strict practical measures in place so we can teach you safely. Gorton Studio can remain open in lockdown unless the UK government introduces rules to the contrary. If there are any changes to the way we are able to operate we will contact students immediately to inform them.
If you have booked a place on a course please keep updated on your country and the UK’s travel guidance; you can find the UK information here
This information was written on 6th November 2020 and will be updated when changes occur.
Neill is founder and co-director of Millennium FX, one of the busiest companies in the international film industry. He holds 12 major awards for his work on productions such as Doctor Who, Tracey Ullman’s Show, The Catherine Tate Show, Bodies and Being Human.
Since his career began in 1987 he has worked on hundreds of productions with performers such as Johnny Depp, Sir Kenneth Branagh and Lady Gaga, prolific directors including Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard and Joe Johnston, and impresarios like Sir Andrew Lloyd-Webber.
Neill has taught at many institutions including Dublin’s Dun Laoghaire Institute of Design & Technology, Arts University College Bournemouth where he was awarded an Honorary Fellowship in 2010, ACMUSE Australia, Leicester College, Grimsby Institute, The Israel Association of Cinema & Television Professionals in Tel Aviv, BBC Wales, Focal Zurich, Acte Académie in France, MUD in Los Angeles and New York and the National Film & Television School. He is an advisor for the NFTS Digital FX Masters Degree and a Visiting Professor at the University of Bolton, where he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in 2017.