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Advanced Makeup Effects Course

Sharp FX are one of the top creature and makeup FX studios in Australia and are one of the few companies currently working in the industry to offer in-house FX courses.

In the Advanced Prosthetic Makeup Effects Course students learn the skills needed to start a career in the exciting industry of special makeup effects. Including both silicone and foam prosthetics, this course is designed to give students the knowledge and understanding they need to create prosthetic makeup effects guided by an industry professional. Covering all aspects of creating a multi-piece prosthetic, this is the most comprehensive prosthetic makeup effects course Australia wide.

Melbourne Special Effects Makeup Course

How long does the course go for?
The course is held on Saturday (Adelaide) or Sunday (Melbourne) from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm for 20 lessons.

Where is the course held?
Melbourne –  Unit 1/2 Regal Drive Springvale, Victoria, Australia.

Adelaide – 31 Aberdeen St, Port Adelaide, South Australia.

Who teaches the course?
The course is taught by Russell Sharp, a working professional with over 20 years’ experience in the film, television and theme park industries.

Russell’s credits include: Prey, The Dark Lurking, Ghost Rider, House Of Wax, Anacondas, Troy, The Matrix 2 & 3, Babe 2, Queen of the Damned and The Hobbit Trilogy.

Are there any prerequisites or age limits for the course?
You do not need to have any previous special makeup effects experience.
Due to the level of maturity required to perform many workshop tasks, we prefer students to be over 18 years old.

How many students are in a class?
We take no more than 12 students for the course.

What do you get at the end of the course?
Graduate students will receive a certificate of completion from Sharp FX and all photos of their work on a CD.

Is the course accredited?
This is a private course, which doesn’t offer an accredited qualification, you will receive a certificate of completion from Sharp FX Pty Ltd.

The course is not restricted by accreditation. In an industry which bases employment heavily on portfolio, this course is all hands on with no theory or written exams. Taught by someone who is currently working in the industry who offers the most up to date knowledge at industry standards.

What is the cost of the course?
Please contact us for our payment plan details.

 

Special Effects Makeup Course Melbourne
Special Effects Makeup Course Melbourne

Course Outline:

• Prosthetic character design
• Selecting the best model
• 2D to 3D
• Understanding products – plasters,
latex, silicone, urethanes, resins
• Making & applying a bald cap
• Full head cast
• Preparing life cast for sculpting
• Sculpting a prosthetic makeup
• Bulking up sculpture
• Smoothing sculpture
• Making & using texture stamps
• Sculpting skin texture & detailing
• Creating a multi-piece prosthetic
• Separating a multi-piece prosthetic
• Snap moulds in plaster & alginate
• Positive mould creation
• Mould keys, walling up, under cuts
• Creating a blend edge
• Prosthetic flashing & cutting edge
• Negative moulds & multi-piece moulds
• De-moulding & cleaning
• Mould prep
• Running foam latex
• Foam latex injecting
• Removing seams
• Pre-painting & airbrushing
• Silicone vs Foam: Benefits & limitations
• Creating a single piece silicone prosthetic
• Moulding silicone prosthetics
• Running silicone prosthetics
• Pre-painting silicone prosthetics
• Silicone prosthetic application
• Hair punching vs. hair laying vs. hair knotting
• Multi-piece foam latex prosthetic application
• Photographing your prosthetic character
• Importance of a photographic portfolio

Special Effects Makeup Course Melbourne
Special Effects Makeup Course Melbourne
Special Effects Makeup Course Melbourne
Special Effects Makeup Course Melbourne
Special Effects Makeup Course Melbourne
Special Effects Makeup Course Melbourne

Testimonials from Previous Students:

"I completed the Advanced Special Effects Makeup Course with SharpFX in 2012… what a way to spend your weekend!! Russell is a great instructor, so generous with his time and knowledge. I had so much fun and learnt so much, so much so that when I finished the course, I just wanted to sign up again for another year!!"
Sarah Butler
2012 Student
Special Effects Makeup Student Testimonial
Special Effects Makeup Student Testimonial
Special Effects Makeup Student Testimonial
Special Effects Makeup Student Testimonial
"I recommend this course for anyone wanting to enter the SPFX industry. The many techniques that are taught have been tried and tested and perfected by a working professional. You gain a real insight into what it would be like working as a SPFX artist, and finish with a folio to match."
Liz Jenkinson
2012 Student
"The Sharp FX course provided me with an incredible skill set, valuable industry knowledge and experience within a real FX workshop. It also raised my artwork to a level that I would NEVER have achieved on my own. If you want to learn the art of prosthetics, don't toil away in isolation! This is where you should be!"
Robin Smith
2012 Student
Special Effects Makeup Student Testimonial
Special Effects Makeup Student Testimonial
Special Effects Makeup Student Testimonial
Special Effects Makeup Student Testimonial
"In studying the 2013 Sharp FX course I developed the skills and knowledge necessary to translate my ideas into a real living creature - a truly rewarding challenge! Under direct supervision from Russell I completed the course with confidence in my abilities and ultimately a sense of pride in what I had achieved."
Chay Scofield
2013 Student

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