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Special effects makeup artist and hair designer for film/television in the UK.www.jacqmakeup.co.uk
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Christopher Tucker has created the Make-up effects on many award winning films such as “Star Wars Episode IV”, “The Elephant Man”, “Quest For Fire”, “The Boys From Brazil”, “The Company Of Wolves” and the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical “Phantom Of The Opera”, just to mention few of his credits, which have made him so well known all over the world.
These films all included special make-up effects, which at the time “had never been done before”. The Elephant Man make-up gained an entry into the Guinness Book of Film Records as the most complex prosthetic makeup on a single actor.
He would like to pass on his valuable knowledge so that future generations have the opportunity to learn from his lifetimes work. For Christopher Tucker make-up artistry is not simply a career, but a vocation.www.christophertuckermakeup.com
Nick Dudman is a multi award-winning special make-up effects artist with over thirty years experience in the film industry; working as the designer / supervisor on a huge range of successful motion pictures, including the entire Harry Potter series.
Dudman got his start in films working on the Jedi master Yoda, as a trainee to British make-up artist Stuart Freeborn, on the second in the Star Wars series - The Empire Strikes Back.
After apprenticing with Freeborn for four years on films such as Superman II and Top Secret!, Dudman was asked to head up the English make-up prosthetics shop for Ridley Scott’s Legend, applying Tim Curry’s “Darkness” make-up amongst others. Since then, he has worked on Mona Lisa, High Spirits, Willow, Interview With the Vampire, Batman (creating Jack Nicholson’s Joker) and Judge Dredd among many others.
In 1995, his career path widened into animatronics and large scale creature effects when he was asked to oversee the creature department for the Luc Besson film The Fifth Element, for which he won a BAFTA for best Visual Effects.
Since then he has supervised the creatures / make-up effects departments on a series of blockbusters including Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, The Mummy and The Mummy Returns.
Having completed the ten-year challenge of the Harry Potter franchise Nick is looking for yet more creative challenges, expanding his role to make most use of his unique experience...His latest work includes Paddington and Penny Dreadful, Showtime’s new gothic horror series.www.nickdudman.com
Twisted somewhere between the then and now, visions have plagued me. Art is my only antidote. Refining my skills and techniques to anatomically draw the figure, focusing on rendering with intricate detail through many media, the characters and creatures conjured reflect a relationship amongst themselves and also with their environment, often in tales of innocence, dark romance, duality, and fear. With a stroke of my brush, layer upon layer of color saturates the paint surface to illuminate the lights and deepen the shadows, capturing three-dimensional forms in a two-dimensional restraint.
Conversely through painting, I have been drawn to the world of special effects, exploring the boundaries of sculpture by applying my two-dimensional designs to three-dimensional make-up effects and prosthetics. Through this combination of visual and performing art, I can create something more than just a fixed scene or expression on canvas or stone; I create a simulation of life itself.
As the creator, I strive for perfection in realism, to continuously grow as an artist in everything that I do. Looking up to the Renaissance masters Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Caravaggio, and the countless others who held a standard of art that is absent from the world today, I aspire to reach the perfection of that golden age of art. Despite the familiar connotation of the word "effects," the name "KOSART Effects" not only encompasses my alter ego of special effects, but also of all my art and everything that I am. The word "effect" means "end result" and “the extent to which something succeeds." In a way, "KOSART Effects" is more of a promise to myself and to the world, a promise best said in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, "So much has been done. More, far more, will I achieve; treading in the footsteps already marked, I will pioneer a new way, explore unknown powers, and unfold to the world the deepest mysteries of creation."www.kosarteffects.com
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