Van Nuys, CA (PRWEB) October 2, 2010
Whether you’re just a big fan of Halloween or Monster movies, or you’re more serious about learning fx and monster make-up, this new book, "The Monstrous Make-up Manual," will teach you everything from simple to extreme monster and character make-up. Some even using commonly found things you can get a supermarket. With 293 pages and 786 high res embedded photos, this step-by-step guide could almost be called Monster and FX Make-up For Dummies. “But don’t let that line fool you, there’s really high-end stuff in here,” says Mike Spatola, who wrote this book as a labor of love for the craft.
“I put everything from simple paint and powder make-ups that anyone can do, to very realistic 3-D out of the kit make-ups, all the way through professional techniques like making foam latex prosthetics, encapsulated silicone appliances and the recent Oscar-winning technology of prosthetic transfers.” But even with the high-tech stuff, it’s written in plain English and everything is explained in a very easy to understand way. Plus, the photos illustrate every step, and can be blown up as large as you like, up to 800%.
There’s 26 different character make-ups in this book including vampires and zombies galore, and new twists on The Hunchback, the Wolfman, Witches, Ogres, and the Frankenstein’s monster too. Plus, as Mike puts it, “about a bazillion cool techniques for creating your own creatures.”
Mike Spatola, the author of "The Monstrous Make-up Manual," is a 30 year veteran make-up fx artist in the film industry, and 2 time EMMY nominee for Outstanding Individual Achievement In Make-up. His credits include Stargate, Terminator 2, and HBO’s Tales From The Crypt.
One of the first to purchase this book, Gina Ortiz, a make-up artist in Los Angeles says “I got mine! I love love love it. Really great photography. Good job. One little downside: I'm so into exploring this book that I can't seem to put it aside to finish working. I keep trying to get my work done, but I'm too distracted by this book. I've already found a few things I'm dying to try, and I haven't even read the thing. If I don't get my work done today, it's gonna be YOUR FAULT.”
In honor of Halloween, there are specials running on the book, for the entire month of October. Quantity and wholesale pricing options are available as well. For more info, pricing, or to order please visit The Monstrous Make-up Manual website at http://hauntingconsultant.com
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