About Us

Sharp FX are one of Australia’s leading special makeup & creature FX studios with over 22 years of industry experience.
Offering a unique classroom environment, Sharp FX teaches part time makeup effects courses in their fully operational Melbourne workshop.
Employment into the special makeup effects industry is based on skill and artistic ability represented by a portfolio, and this is what the Sharp FX courses focus on.
As a working makeup effects company the first point of call for new Sharp FX employees is the Sharp FX graduate students, who also get first priority on work experience with Sharp FX.
No previous experience is required to apply for any of the courses, passion and commitment are the only pre-requisites.
In such a difficult industry to break into the experience and connections gained studying within a currently running makeup FX studio are invaluable and are not offered at this level by any other course in Australia.
Our graduate students credits include: Prometheus 2, The Jurassic Park Exhibition, Me & My Mates vs the Zombie Apocalypse, Prey.

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Makeup Effects Course Studio

The Sharp FX studio is located in Springvale Melbourne, VIC, Australia, 5 minutes walk from the Springvale train station and with ample free on street parking. The studio is fully equipped and designed to adapt to an ever changing variety of projects, large and small, with a focus on practicality and flexibility.

Students get a firsthand look into what it’s like to work in a fully operational makeup FX workshop. Working in amongst actual industry projects, this unique classroom environment gives students real life experience in a professional setting.

Course Instructor

The Sharp FX courses are taught by special makeup FX industry professional Russell Sharp.IMDB
Russell’s interest in makeup effects started when he was 11 years old. He grew up in a small country town where a natural artistic talent and a great interest in old horror movies combined to inspire him to become a makeup FX artist.
He began making his own garage monster masks until his thirst for further information had him traveling to Sydney to complete both a beauty and prosthetic makeup effects course.
Russell’s first job in the industry was on Babe 2 Pig in the City, followed by three years full time as a sculptor at a themeing company, where in the final year he became head of the art department. When the themeing company closed its doors Russell became a freelance makeup FX artist.
After several years working on various productions Russell started his company Sharp FX where he continues to grow and share his passion for all things practical.

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Instructors work

With over 22 years experience, the Sharp FX makeup effects course instructor Russell Sharp has a wealth of knowledge to share with his students.
Check out some of Russell’s work below and visit the Sharp FX website: www.sharpfx.com.au


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