If you want to learn the secrets of how the award winning Hollywood special effects artists make those great looking latex masks and special effect props this is the video for you. There couldn’t be two better teachers. Two great industry insider special effects artists Omar Sfreddo and special effects artist and fabricator Anthony Giordano team up to cover all the basic techniques as well as many studio tricks. After watching this video you will be well versed in the creation of full head latex mask making. The same techniques can be applied to creating props such as imitation pottery, puppet heads, and theatrical display articles. With these two talented instructors you’ll have great fun as well as build your skills in the art of special effects.
Omar’s special effect credits include such movie greats as Spiderman 2, Chronicles of Riddick, Zathura and Blade 2, Anthony’s experience includes regular stints on Saturday Night Live as prop fabricator, as well as the productions of multi million dollar blockbuster Hollywood films, such as, Spider-Man 2, The Last Samurai, and Scooby Doo 2. He has also created special effects and Props for some of the highest profile television companies in the world, such as Disney, MTV, VH1, and NBC. But Anthony’s first love is haunted attractions where he has helped design and built, Terrordome, Universal Studio's Chamber of Chills” and De Piro's Haunted Attraction. Their entire credit are too long to list here, but you can read more about them inside.
This is a two part series. Part 1 introduces you mold making and casting with Omar Sfreddo taking the lead and creating a mold from one of is monster sculptures. Part-2 teaches you how to finish and paint you mask and is led by Anthony Giordanno. Make sure you see both.