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Special Make-Up Effects

Special Make-Up Effects
Your Price: $107.95 CDN
Author: Vincent J-R Kehoe
Publisher: Focal Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 134
Pub. Date: 1991
ISBN-10: 0240800990
ISBN-13: 9780240800998

About the Book:

Special Make-Up Effects shows how many of cinema's most famous characters and effects were developed. It is critically acclaimed as a must have for the working Makeup Artist and will help aspiring makeup artists develop the techniques they need to perform their own magic.

Special Make-Up Effects by renowned make-up artist Vincent Kehoe concentrates on the genre of horror characters and other special creations (fantasy, sci-fi, etc), giving tips about the materials, techniques, and tricks of the trade necessary to create unique make-up effects. This focused volume is a scaled-down version of The Technique of the Professional Make-Up Artist, his encyclopedic reference for professional make-up artists. Dedicated only to special make-up effects, this book contains new material from several Academy Award winning make-up artists. VeNeill and Steve La Porte's Beetlejuice makeover of Michael Keaton won them an Oscar in 1988. William Tuttle's conversions of Tony Randall in Dr. Lao are shown, as well as those of Marlon Brando in Teahouse of the August Moon. Also included are make-up artists such as Rick Baker, Carl Fullerton, Dick Smith, Christopher Tucker, and Stan Winston.

Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned professional, Special Make-Up Effects is an invaluable guide to working in this competitive, ever-developing field.

About the Author:

Vincent J-R Kehoe was a professional make-up artist who worked on more than 3000 major TV, film and stage productions. His career started in 1940 with the Lowell Light Opera Guild when he designed the make-up for Gilbert and Sullivan's Iolanthe and The Gondoliers. He served as make-up department head for CBS in New York (designing all the Ford Theatre and Studio One productions) and for all the original NBC Hallmark Hall of Fame productions. His filmography includes the musical Carousel, the 1958 horror classic The Blob, and the dramas Giant, The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell, The Thomas Crown Affair, and finally, Charly, which won its star, Cliff Robertson, the Academy Award. He started the Research Council of Make-up Artists, a firm that produces specialized make-up for the studios. The list of celebrities he made up is long and varied, ranging from Grace Kelly to Boris Karloff. He passed away in 2008 at the age of 86.