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The Central School of Make Up

// 1 W E E K // Special Effects Bootcamp - Deposit Only

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Course fee | £999

Deposit | £199

Type | Full-Time Course

Time | 1 Weeks (MON - FRI)

Our 5-day SFX Bootcamp offers you the opportunity to train in a professional makeup studio environment, guided by industry-leading special effects artists.

This intensive course will take you through all the foundational skills in special effects makeup artistry. From creating realistic bruises, wounds, and scars to mastering aging techniques and character makeup, you'll learn the essential techniques needed to excel in the film, TV, and theater industries.

It is suitable for artists who are looking to add to their skills for commercial jobs, ads, music videos and short films and those who wish to refresh or update their skills.

After completing the 1 week course you will have a very healthy extension of images to add to your portfolio. 

Courses are balanced between demonstrations and hands on practical workshop.

WARNING - THIS COURSE IS NOT FOR THE FAINT HEARTED

Additional Information

RETURNING STUDENTS - ELIGIBLE FOR A PRO-DISCOUNT - PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION

You will be invoiced the remaining balance of £800 14 days prior to your course start date.

Please ensure that you read the Terms & Conditions and complete the booking form prior to paying your deposit.

Course dates and Timetable

Day of week

Times

Start

Finish

Monday - Friday 

10.00 am - 4.30pm

08/07/24

12/07/24


 


LOOKING TO COMPLETE THIS COURSE BUT THE DATES ARE UNSUITABLE? 

We also offer this course across 9 days, available in October/November 2024.  The extra 3 days covers latex mask painting and some additional techniques.  

Curriculum

Tools of the trade & product knowledge

Cleansing procedures

Hygiene and safety

Skin analysis, face shapes and skin tones.

Day 1: Basics of SFX

  • Creating Realistic Bruises
    • Understanding bruise formation and color changes over time.
  • Producing Open Wounds
    • Studying wound causes and using blood effectively.
  • Crafting Bullet Wounds
    • Using silicone and IPA colors for realistic bullet wounds.

Day 2: Subtle Effects

  • Mastering Skin Conditions
    • Creating spots, cold sores, and scabs.
  • Understanding Split Lips, Burns, and Nose Bleeds
    • Techniques for realistic effects.
  • Creating Realistic Scars
    • Exploring different scar types and applications.

Day 3: Hair Work

  • Hand-Laid Hair Techniques
    • Applying beards and moustaches.
  • Using Different Hair Types
    • Crepe, animal fibers, yak hair, human hair, and synthetics.
  • Applying Bald Caps
    • Techniques for realistic stubbles and moles.

Day 4: Aging Techniques

  • Grease Paint Aging
    • Techniques for theatre and film.
  • Latex Stipple for Aging Effects
    • Creating realistic aging.
  • Crafting Severed Fingers and Limbs
    • Realistic severed body parts creation.


Day 5: Character Makeup

  • Designing Characters
    • Creating characters for various genres.
  • Applying Mixed Techniques
    • Combining different methods for believable characters.

Products Used:

  • Grease Paint: Bruise wheels, palettes.
  • IPA Palettes: Complexion, skin tones, SFX colors.
  • Wax and Wound Fillers: For detailed wound creation.
  • Various Blood Types: For realistic blood effects.
  • 2-Part Silicone: For hand-laid effects.
  • Latex, Prosaide Cream, and Adhesives: For durable applications.
  • Corn Powder and Collodion: For skin texture.
  • Spirit Gum and Crepe Hair: For hair work.
  • Talc Powder and RCMA Translucent Powder: For finishing touches.
  • Styling Products and Removers: Glue remover, makeup remover.
  • Tools: Various brushes, sponges, cotton buds, tissues, makeup wipes.

 

Assessment: On your final day, you will be flex your artistic muscle and create your own character. 

Additional Benefits:

  • Health and Safety: Learn safe product usage to ensure the well-being of your clients and yourself.
  • Commercial Value: Enhance your portfolio and open new career opportunities in the creative industries.


Career Opportunities

Music Videos

Commercial work in media. 

Advertising

Short / Long Films

Runway

Fashion

Theatre

TV


INCLUDED IN THE COURSE FEES:

All products provided: 

  • Grease Paint: Bruise wheels, palettes.
  • IPA Palettes: Complexion, skin tones, SFX colors.
  • Wax and Wound Fillers: For detailed wound creation.
  • Various Blood Types: For realistic blood effects.
  • 2-Part Silicone: For hand-laid effects.
  • Latex, Prosaide Cream, and Adhesives: For durable applications.
  • Corn Powder and Collodion: For skin texture.
  • Spirit Gum and Crepe Hair: For hair work..

NOT INCLUDED IN THE COURSE BUT RECOMMENDED:

PPE Pack including a visor and disposables

Brush Set / Sponges

Cotton buds / Tissues

Stainless Steel Pallet & Spatula

RCMA translucent Powder / Talc Powder

Makeup Wipes

Makeup Remover

  

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