Author: Stephen M. Archer
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Performing Arts
Theatre: Its Art and Craft is an introductory theatre text focusing on theatre practitioners and their processes. Using an accessible tone and a focused exploration of how theatre artists work, the book covers playwrights; directors, actors; designers of sets, costumes, props, lights, sound, and new technology; as well as the varying roles of scholars, critics, and dramaturgs. Appropriate for beginning theatre majors, minors, or nonmajors, Theatre: Its Art and Craft helps students understand how theatre happens, who makes it, and what they do. The sixth edition has been updated with new statistics, references, and photographs. It also features an extensively revised design section, which the authors have divided into two parts: one focused on the tactile elements of design (sets, costumes, props) and the second on the temporal elements (lights, sound, and new technologies).
Author: Laura Thudium
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Health & Fitness
"Whether you are an actor in a summer-stock or regional theater, an acting conservatory program, a high-school or college production, a community theater, a local holiday pageant...or anywhere else, this is the best all-purpose "how-to" guide to makeup for the theater." "Besides period makeup, age makeup, and special-effects applications, the book delves into fantasy makeup, animal faces, and other kinds of stylization found on the contemporary stageand with the use of the most up-to-date materials." "Explaining all the basic techniques the actor needs, the author offers tips on putting together a personal makeup kit, analyzing one's own facial features, creating a picture file, caring for one's skin, and using a color-mixing chart." "Here, then, is the most complete makeup resource - for students, for amateur groups, for everyone performing on today's stage, and at any level." --Book Jacket.
Author: Todd Debreceni
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Performing Arts
In the world of film and theatre, character transformation takes a lot of work, skill, and creativity. Dedicated solely to SFX, this book will show you tips and techniques from a seasoned SFX makeup artist with years of film, TV, and theatrical experience. Not only will this book take you through the many genres that need a special effects makeup artist, like horror, fantasy, and sci-fi, but it will also tell you about the tools you will need, how to maintain your toolkit, how to take care of the actor's skin, and how to airbrush properly when HD is involved. The author shows you how to sculpt and mold your own makeup prosethetics, focusing on how human anatomy relates to sculpture to create the most realistic effects. Case studies feature some of today's top makeup artists including Neill Gorton, Christopher Tucker, Miles Teves, Jordu Schell, Mark Alfrey, Matthew Mungle, Christien Tinsely, Vittorio Sodano, and Mark Gabarino. Put your new techniques into practice right away and see how some of the looks from the book were achieved with the step-by-step tutorials on the must-have DVD. * Written by a seasoned special effects make-up artist who has worked in both film and theatre * Gives you exclusive tips and techniques from some of the industry's most gifted artists * DVD tutorials show you step-by-step how to create the techniques from the book; also includes recipes to create makeup prosthetics, a list of suppliers, conversion charts, and bibliography
Author: Rosemarie Swinfield
Publisher: A & C Black
Release Date: 1995
A professional guide in full colour for theatre, television and filmfor students and amateurs. It covers materials, techniques and skillsto make people older, younger, fatter, thinner etc. Photographicsequences demonstrate techniques with shots of professional make-up onstage and screen.
ENRICH, ENHANCE, AND TRANSFORM YOUR ART WITH THE MAGIC OF PHOTOSHOP® For artists, Adobe® Photoshopâ offers an exciting entry into a new world of limitless color, textures, and effects that can be applied with just the touch of a keyboard or click of a mouse. Intended for serious artists -- painters, photographers, and printmakers ‑- Photoshop for Artists provides a comprehensive series of detailed tutorials, cataloging the various tools, techniques, and methods for producing an infinite variety of creative imagery with Photoshop. With thirty tutorials divided into sections for fine artists, photographers, and printmakers, this book contains easy-to-follow step-by-step examples that include all the information serious professional artists need to master the digital art techniques of Photoshop. Each tutorial features screenshots and detailed directions, so artists can see exactly how the specific effects are achieved and applied to artwork. Featuring stunning and dramatic imagery produced by the author and other accomplished artists, Photoshop for Artists is essential reading for artists looking to take their work to the next digital level.
A classic in its field since its original publication, The Technique of the Professional Make-Up Artist is now revised, updated and paperback for a new generation of professionals. This encyclopedic resource covers all of the current studio make-up methods and lab techniques, with text and art contributions from some of the leading experts in the industry. The author explains clearly and precisely the differing approaches to stage-lit, audience-attended television taping; studio-lit, no-audience taping; live television with natural outdoor lighting; live stage make-up ; and the innumerable techniques and methods of film make-up. In addition to detailing the basic, day-to-day 'paint and powder' procedures that are the bulk of any professional make-up artist's work. He also describes exciting new visual effects that can be achieved using puppetry, digital computing, and electronic coloration. Included in this paperback edition are: * Revised make-up charts for men and women * New special effects make-up photographs * New information on contact lenses and dental work * Updated information on film types * Revised appendices. Vincent J R Kehoe has been working in the professional make-up field since 1940. He has been in charge of make-up for more than 3000 major television, film, and stage productions, and was head of the make-up departments for CBS-TV in New York and the NBC Hallmark Hall of Fame series. His previous books include Special Make-Up Effects (Focal Press), The Technique of Film and Television Make-Up, and Photographic Make-Up for Stills and Movies, and he has written several articles on advanced make-up research for the Journal of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE). As president and director of the Research Council of Make-Up Artists since 1963, Mr Kehoe designed and produced the entire Color Process line of RMCA Professional Products. He lives in Somis, CA.
Casting is an essential component of any film or video project, but the core skill-set needed to cast effectively is little understood. Casting Revealed: A Guide for Film Directors is a straightforward manual on the art and craft of casting. Here, director Hester Schell offers her insider perspective on casting workflows, industry standards, finding actors, running auditions, what to look for in a performance, contracts, and making offers. This new edition has been updated with fresh interviews with casting directors, full color head shots, new information about online video submissions, and a companion website featuring forms, contracts, and sample scenes for auditions. Gain a fuller understanding of the misunderstood art and craft of casting actors for film and video production. Learn to find the right actors for any production, run auditions, interview actors, effectively judge performances and video submissions, evaluate suitability for a role, discover what it is you need from an actor, view headshots, draft contracts, make offers, and navigate current industry standards, unions, and procedures. This new edition has been updated to include full color sample head shots, new content on online video submissions, listings of casting wesbites, film resources, and film commissions and a companion website featuring interviews with celebrated casting directors from New York, Portland, Boston and Austin, necessary forms, sign-in sheets, contracts, and sample scenes for auditions.
Striking make-up is a vital part of creating character for film, stage shows and TV. Every period in history has its classic make-up styles. The clear step-by-step instructions, tricks and techniques featured in this book make it your essential guide to re-creating them.p pWhether you need to create authentic make-up for film, a stage production or fashion shoot this guide has complete coverage from medieval princesses and Regency heroines to classic Hollywood style, punk-rock and more. With clear instructions and close-uhotography, over a hundred looks can be re-created for innovative, iconic and authentic effect.brp 'There is a real wealth of information here and it couldn t be clearer to read.' Reviewsgate.comp
A companion volume to Lessons in Classical Drawing and an atelier in book form, Lessons in Classical Painting breaks down the foundational skills and techniques of painting in a format that is accessible and manageable for all readers. With the same direct, easy-to-follow approach of Juliette Aristides's previous books, Lessons in Classical Painting presents aspiring artists with the fundamental skills and tools needed to master painting in the atelier style. With more than 25 years of experience in ateliers and as an art instructor, Aristides pairs personal examples and insights with theory, assignments and demonstrations for readers, discussions of technical issues, and inspirational quotes. After taking a bird's eye look at painting as a whole, Aristides breaks down painting into big picture topics like grisaille, temperature, and color, demonstrating how these key subjects can be applied by all painters.
Sculpt toys and collectibles with modern-day tools, techniques and applications used by today’s top industry professionals Ever since a 12-inch G.I. Joe took toy soldiers to a whole new level by giving them the ability to pose via moveable parts, as well as interchangeable clothing and accessories, the business of creating pop sculpture icons for the mass market was off and running. Superheroes came next, followed by TV show and movie characters, most notably those from Star Wars. Today, action figures exist for sports stars, rock stars, even presidents. With today’s blockbuster success of animated films, action figures and collectibles have become a behemoth industry—with a growing need for skilled artists who can bring these characters to life. So how do you get started? The trio of veteran industry insiders who authored this book take you on an incredibly thorough journey that begins with drawing conceptual drafts and continues through rough sculpting and honing the final product. Along the way, you’ll learn how to research your character, shape casts from a variety of materials including wax and resin, make accessories, articulate characters so that they are poseable, paint them, and ultimately convince an art director to buy and manufacture them. Whether you want to make small PVC toys, collectible statues, or larger high-end collectibles, Pop Sculpture offers step-by-step demos and words of wisdom from the pros.