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Interview 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


    MUD Cosmetics

    New Unstoppable Lip Colors

    MUD Alumni on SyFys Reality Series Face Off

    Hollywood of the Middle East

    MUD Studio Cairo

  • MUD Products

    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.

    MUD Schools

    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.

    Make-Up DesignoryAbout

    MUD students at work

    Make-Up Designory Los Angeles

    129 S. San Fernando Blvd. Burbank, CA 91502 818-729-9420

    Make-Up Designory New York

    375 W Broadway # 202 New York, NY 10012 212-925-9250

    Make-Up Designory Europe

    Rimska cesta 13, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia, Europe 00 386 1 6200 348

    MUD ART 2014 // production: Endemit advertising agency // // creative and art director: Maja Keelj // MUD image photography: Peter Giodani // graphic design: Maja Keelj, Polona Kopacover photo: Peter Giodani // make-up: MUD Europe team // editors: Svenya Nimmons, Myrna Martinez, Dina Vobi

  • Brings Unique Skills to a Fascinating World of Make-Up Artistry

    NY Campus Reaches New Heights

    MUD schools

    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

    Express Building.

    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