Special Effects Make-Up

By Janus Vinther

© 2004 – Routledge

256 pages

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Paperback: 9780878301782
pub: 2003-10-09
US Dollars$40.95

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About the Book

From bullet holes to severed fingers, from slashed throats to wounds and burns, Special Effects is a complete easy-to-use guide to creating horrifying make-up. As storylines become more sensational and technology more sophisticated, special effects have become an increasingly important element of both film and theater production. Janus Vinther provides fully illustrated, step-by-step instructions for creating grotesque and horrifying effects. There is also a chapter on specialized character make-up, covering familiar figures such as Dracula and the Terminator. Illustrated throughout in gory full color, Special Effects for Film and Theatre describes both techniques and materials. It will be an essential tool for those involved in film and theater make-up or design, and for anyone out to make Halloween a very special evening.


"…this book is a veritable King James Bible of the macabre." -- Publishers Weekly

"Aspiring monster and mayhem makers have a new guide to look forward to." -- Fangoria

About the Author

Janus Vinther teaches special effect design. He lives in Denmark.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / Stagecraft