The Actor's Complete Step-by-step Guide to Today's Techniques and Materials
Author: Laura Thudium
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Category: 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.
With this new edition of Special Makeup Effects for Stage and Screen, author Todd Debreceni presents the latest techniques and special effects in what has become an industry "bible." In addition to genre-specific considerations, Debreceni covers the latest gear you will need and details how to maintain your kit, how to take care of the actor's skin, how to airbrush for HD, and much more. With in-depth, step-by-step tutorials, learn how to sculpt and mold your own makeup prosthetics, focusing on human anatomy to create the most realistic effects. This new and expanded edition features updated information on lifecasting, prosthetics made using 3D printing, advanced airbrushing techniques, new artist profiles, and includes updated images and illustrations throughout. A companion website contains artist profiles that showcase some of the world’s top makeup effects artists, including Steve Wang, Ve Neill, Matthew W. Mungle, Miles Teves, Jordu Schell, and many others. Also included are detailed makeup tutorials led by experts in the field, such as Maddie Singer and Toby Sells.
Primarily designed to help visual art students make the transition from art school to their own practice, THE PRACTICAL HANDBOOK FOR THE EMERGING ARTIST is also an excellent resource for practicing artists. This ENHANCED SECOND EDITION continues to focus on all aspects of the emerging artist’s career-studio practice, including developing ties in the art world, documenting work, making digital images, exhibiting art, writing about art, taking on curatorial responsibilities, addressing financial and legal concerns, and attending graduate school, with added emphasis on art in the digital age. The text demonstrates how students can make things happen for their careers, in addition to helping them find and approach already-existing outlets for their work. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
A Complete Guide for Fine Artists, Photographers, and Printmakers
Author: Sylvie Covey
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 Practical Reference for Actors, Models, Make-up Artists, Photographers, Stage Managers & Directors
Author: Kit Spencer
Publisher: Methuen Publishing
Category: Theatrical makeup
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
An out-of-print collector's item since 1986, the definitive account of the development of Disney animation explains what made Disney's style unique and features original sketches and drawings revealing the origins of Mickey and the rest. National ad/promo.
The Art and Business of Writing Comics and Graphic Novels
Author: Brian Michael Bendis
Best-selling Marvel Comics writer Brian Michael Bendis reveals the comic book writing secrets behind his work on The Avengers, Ultimate Spider-Man, All-New X-Men, and more. Arguably the most popular writer in modern comics, Brian Michael Bendis shares the tools and techniques he uses to create some of the most popular comic book and graphic novel stories of all time. Words for Pictures provides a fantastic opportunity for readers to learn from a creator at the very top of his field. Bendis's step-by-step lessons teach comics writing hopefuls everything they'll need to take their ideas from script to dynamic sequential art. The book's complete coverage exposes the most effective methods for crafting comic scripts, showcases insights from Bendis's fellow creators, reveals business secrets all would-be comics writers must know, and challenges readers with exercises to jumpstart their own graphic novel writing success.
60 Tips, Tricks, and Games to Take Your Mind to the Next Level
Author: Ron Hale-Evans,Marty Hale-Evans
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Compelling tips and tricks to improve your mental skills Don't you wish you were just a little smarter? Ron and Marty Hale-Evans can help with a vast array of witty, practical techniques that tune your brain to peak performance. Founded in current research, Mindhacker features 60 tips, tricks, and games to develop your mental potential. This accessible compilation helps improve memory, accelerate learning, manage time, spark creativity, hone math and logic skills, communicate better, think more clearly, and keep your mind strong and flexible.
A Speaker’s Guidebook is the best resource in the classroom, on the job, and in the community. Praised for connecting with students who use and keep it year after year, this tabbed, comb-bound text covers all the topics typically taught in the introductory course and is the easiest-to-use public speaking text available. In every edition, hundreds of instructors have helped us focus on the fundamental challenges of the public speaking classroom. Improving on this tradition, the fifth edition does even more to address these challenges with stronger coverage of overcoming speech anxiety, organizing and outlining, and more. And as the realties of public speaking change, so does A Speaker’s Guidebook; the new edition also focuses on presentational speaking in a digital world — from finding credible sources online to delivering presentations in a variety of mediated formats. Read the preface.
Artists love this book, the definitive guide to capturing facial expressions. In a carefully organized, easy-to-use format, author Gary Faigin shows readers the expressions created by individual facial muscles, then draws them together in a section devoted to the six basic human emotions: sadness, anger, joy, fear, disgust, and surprise. Each emotion is shown in steadily increasing intensity, and Faigin’s detailed renderings are supplemented by clear explanatory text, additional sketches, and finished work. An appendix includes yawning, wincing, and other physical reactions. Want to create portraits that capture the real person? Want to draw convincing illustrations? Want to show the range of human emotion in your artwork? Get The Artist’s Complete Guide to Facial Expression! From the Trade Paperback edition.
Bob Sheil,Frédéric Migayrou,Luke Pearson,Laura Allen
Speculations in Contemporary Drawing for Art and Architecture
Author: Bob Sheil,Frédéric Migayrou,Luke Pearson,Laura Allen
Publisher: UCL Press
Drawing Futures brings together international designers and artists for speculations in contemporary drawing for art and architecture.Despite numerous developments in technological manufacture and computational design that provide new grounds for designers, the act of drawing still plays a central role as a vehicle for speculation. There is a rich and long history of drawing tied to innovations in technology as well as to revolutions in our philosophical understanding of the world. In reflection of a society now underpinned by computational networks and interfaces allowing hitherto unprecedented views of the world, the changing status of the drawing and its representation as a political act demands a platform for reflection and innovation. Drawing Futures will present a compendium of projects, writings and interviews that critically reassess the act of drawing and where its future may lie.Drawing Futures focuses on the discussion of how the field of drawing may expand synchronously alongside technological and computational developments. The book coincides with an international conference of the same name, taking place at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, in November 2016. Bringing together practitioners from many creative fields, the book discusses how drawing is changing in relation to new technologies for the production and dissemination of ideas.
A Course in Enhancing Creativity and Artistic Confidence
Author: Betty Edwards
Publisher: Souvenir Press
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is the world's most widely used drawing instruction book. Whether you are a professional, a student or enjoy art as a hobby Betty Edwards' practical set-by-step guide to drawing will give you greater confidence in your ability, deepen your artistic perception and provide a new way to appreciate the way you perceive the world around you., a shift to the right side of the brain that utilises its more intuitive and artistic aspects of thinking. This definitive revised and expanded edition includes: A new introduction. Updates based on current groundbreaking research about the brain's plasticity and the emerging significance of right-brain functioning. New tools for identifying and broadening everyday problem-solving and creative skills with the visual-thinking skills drawing can teach. A new emphasis on using the strengths of the brain's right hemisphere as an antidote to the life-brain emphasis in modern life - escaping all that is linear, analytic and digital. New reproductions of classic drawings from the Old Masters throughout. This life-changing book, now fully revised and updated, will continue to inspire generations of readers.
Techniques for Film, Television, Photography, and Theatre
Author: Gretchen Davis,Mindy Hall
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Category: Performing Arts
Learn first-rate techniques and tips from some of the best makeup artists in the business in the new edition of The Makeup Artist Handbook. Renown makeup pros Gretchen Davis and Mindy Hall bring an impressive set of experience in all areas to the book, including work on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Steve Jobs, The Wolf of Wall Street, Blue Jasmine, Star Trek, Pearl Harbor, HBO’s Looking and many other films and TV shows. This full-color, comprehensive new edition offers brand new photographs and on-the-job examples to demonstrate makeup techniques and fundamentals on topics such as beauty, time periods, black and white photography and up-to-date information on cutting-edge techniques like computer-generated characters, makeup effects, mold-making, air brushing, and plenty of information on how to work effectively on set.
Have you ever been to a movie and wondered how in the world makeup artists make the characters look so vivid and magnificent? For special effects makeup guru Bruna Nogueira, it's all in a day's work. The Hollywood Makeup Lab offers a peek into some of the coolest special effects tips and tricks, from Crime Scene Investigation sets to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Nogueira has accumulated a wealth of cosmetic knowledge to share with you! Learn how to create some of the most interesting fantasy, science fiction, and horror looks with makeup. With shows like SyFy's popular Face/Off and programs like Nogueira's Professional Hollywood Workshop, its talent and passion to design, sculpt and mold unique looks. Whether you're interested in breaking in to the field or you simply like to see great techniques, let The Hollywood Makeup Lab help you get started toward a working knowledge of movie makeup magic.
This volume shows how to create the appearance of a missing finger, a slashed throat, an opened abdomen, as well as everyday extraterrestrial wear using basic theatre materials. Full color photos throughout.