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DESCRIPTIONInterview With Paul Thompson: We Are The Real Deal FX Step by Step: Creating Exor MUD Alumni on SyFys Reality Series Face Off MUD Studio Cairo: Hollywood of the Middle East New Unstoppable Lip Colors
MUD ARTMake-Up Designory // 2014 // spring summer
We Are The Real DealWith Paul Thompson
FX Step by Step
New Unstoppable Lip Colors
MUD Alumni on SyFys Reality Series Face Off
Hollywood of the Middle East
MUD Studio Cairo
are tested by industry experts in challenging, real-world situations
from the harsh conditions of a remote film location to the bright lights
of Broadway. Through this unmitigated process, MUD products are
produced to perfection.
provide programs and courses designed to teach a wide range of
practical and specialized skills. General consumers, beauty enthusiasts
or potential students can also enjoy free Saturday workshops at the
MUD shops every week for the latest trends. For those looking to start
a new career or add to their skill set, part-time courses are available at
MUDs main campuses, MUD Studios and Partner Schools throughout
the country and internationally.
For more than 15 years Make-Up Designory (MUD) has worked to establish itself
as Americas premier school of make-up artistry. With schools and stores in Los
Angeles, New York, international partners and Studios, MUD continues to build a
loyal and dedicated customer-base of students and artists.
MUD students at work
Make-Up Designory Los Angeles
129 S. San Fernando Blvd. Burbank, CA 91502 818-729-9420 www.facebook.com/makeupdesignory www.facebook.com/mudschools firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com www.mud.edu
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Make-Up Designory Europe
Rimska cesta 13, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia, Europe 00 386 1 6200 348 www.facebook.com/mud.eu www.facebook.com/MUDstudio.si firstname.lastname@example.org www.mudeurope.com
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Brings Unique Skills to a Fascinating World of Make-Up Artistry
NY Campus Reaches New Heights
The bi-coastal main campuses in Los Angeles and New York as well
as the various MUD Studios around the world, give potential artists
the experience of a lifetime by training under licensed instructors with
professional expertise in film, television and fashion. Through this
training, students learn to develop their own unique style, whether it be
within the intricacies of prosthetics or the delicacy of beauty make-up.
Accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Career
Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), MUD main campuses
are located in the heart of the entertainment and fashion
capitals. The LA campus can be found in downtown
of Burbank, California, home of some of the biggest
production studios in the world, while the New York campus is located
amidst the bustling area of designer boutiques of New York. MUD
campuses are each licensed by their respective states. In 2003 MUDs
Los Angeles campus received accreditation from the Accrediting
commission for Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and was
recognized by ACCSC as a School of Distinction. The Los Angeles
campus has since received two 5-year terms of accreditation. The
ACCSC has also recognized the school as a School of
Merit in 2008 and a School of Excellence in 2013.
The 2005 opening of the New York campus lead
to accreditation from ACCSC in 2007 and was
recognized as a 2009 School of Distinction.
Each year, Make-Up Designory (MUD) schools train hundreds of students from
around the globe in a variety of make-up specialties. From day one, students are
immersed in the fundamentals of make-up artistry with aspirations of working in
the fashion, entertainment or retail cosmetics industries.
students learn to
develop their own unique
style, whether it be within the
intricacies of prosthetics
or the delicacy of beauty
MUD students at work
The New York MUD campus is on
its way to the top or at least to
the 15th floor. The schools new
home address at 65 Broadway
sits within the original American
Recently securing the renovated
space about a mile and a half from
the current site, the new school
space will allow accommodations
for future growth including 2
additional classrooms and a host
of amenities. The spacious special
effects classroom includes about
954 square feet of workspace for
up to 26 students. The entire 15th
floor will incase the schools learning
space with separate lounges for
students and teachers and a beautiful
view of the city for inspiration.
In addition to the expansion,
students will enjoy the upgraded
technology enhancements and for
easy access, the campus store will
be conveniently located within the
center of the campus.
Renovations are underway and while
the move will officially take place
around early summer, classes will
continue to resume as scheduled.
1. Life cast and forearms were done in alginate. The alginate casts were removed and filled with White Hydrocal Plaster.
2. The front half of the upper torso cast was molded in plaster bandages. The front half of the cast was sectioned into six pieces making it easier to create the fiberglass copy of the body.
3. The completed fiberglass copy of the actors body was created by laying fiberglass and epoxy resin into each section of the mold. Front and back sections were joined together working through the openings in the arm and torso sections on the front of the mold.
4. The muscle suit was sculpted on the actors fiberglass body mold in Water base WED clay.
5. The muscle suit sculpture was molded in silicone to create a fiberglass copy of the muscles needed to sculpt the armor. After the silicone mold was removed the muscle suit sculpture was molded again in fiberglass.
6. The finished copy of the muscle suit sculpture ready to sculpt the armor on.
Creating Exor was an amazing opportunity for our graduate
team. The size and scope of this project really gave our grads
the experience of making a character for film or television. Exor
was a labor of love and the final product was everything we had
planned and more.
This character was complex for a number of reasons. To start,
the head was a silicone gel filled appliance, the muscle suite
was foam latex, the armor was latex and poly foam and the
hands were again silicone gel filled appliances. All of these
products had to work seamlessly together to make the creature
come to life. I decided to make the armor as a separate element
from the muscle suit as you would for a movie character. This
required 2 complete upper torso sculptures and 3 upper torso
molds. The teeth for the character were designed to sit outside
the performers mouth in front of his lips. This required a very
special set of dentures constructed by Thad Whitley owner of
Dental Distortions. The hands for the character were 4 finger
designs with 9 inch fingers and a thumb on both sides. This
design required self-contained mechanical hands worn by the
performer that had mechanisms built into the elongated fingers
that bent the upper finger joints as the lower joints moved. In
addition a small cable and additional joint mechanisms were
used to move the extra thumb on the other side of the hand.
The costume for the design was also a challenge. The skirt
alone had over 150 separate panels and elements. The last part
of complexity was the custom made electronic lighting system
that was embedded in the armor. A huge thank you goes out
to Michael Westmore Jr., Michael literally created circuit boards
and custom wireless control boards just for this project. The 4
different light arrays in the armor each had 20 LED lights built
in to them. These light arrays were controlled wirelessly on the
spot to create dozens of colors and lighting sequences. Lastly I
would like to thank Alex Crawford, our talented performer, who
brought the character to life.
I would like to thank our MUD instructor Karrieann Sillay Heisner
for her dedication and artistry in helping to make this character
a reality. I would also like to thank our MUD graduates Eugenia
Fernandez, Ashley Tyne, Tamika Clark, and Jocelyn Alcazar
who volunteered their time to help with all stages of this project.
7. The armor sculpture was completed on the fiberglass mold. A fiberglass mold was made of the completed sculpture.
13. The fingers of the character were almost 9 inches long. A fiberglass glove that the actor wore was fabricated with mechanical linkages. The actor would operate the lower joints of the fingers and the linkages would in turn bend the upper finger joints. A cable and linkage was also used to move the thumb on the other side of the hand.
8. Model parts and tubing we