Author: Todd Debreceni

Todd Debreceni

Todd Debreceni is a special makeup effects artist who has worked for Disney, Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox, and TBS, and is owner of BaPo F/X makeup effects. He is a recipient of a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, and has received two Ovation Awards for Special Accomplishment in Makeup Effects. His book has been hailed as the "bible" for special effects makeup artists. Todd has worked in film, television, and theatre around the world for more than 30 years, and his background in orthopedics and reconstructive plastic surgery have made his transition into prosthetic makeup creation a natural evolution. At BaPo F/X, Todd specializes in prosthetic makeup design, fabrication, and application, and he continues to teach college courses in cinematography, acting, and visual effects in Denver, CO.

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Use wash of silicone adhesive (caulk) to prime painting surface. Image reproduced by permission of Neill Gorton.

Special Makeup Effects: Painting Silicone

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To save yourself time and paint, I suggest that your appliances be precolored at the time you cast them. Because the silicone we use for prosthetics is clear or translucent, it is an excellent material for intrinsic (internal) coloring. You can color the silicone with either a pigment that approximates the character’s coloring or with…

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