How does one get started in special-effects make-up

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#21 animatroncschool



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Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:18 PM

How does one get started in special-effects make-up
Are there specialized schools and/or do various companies take on people as apprentices with little or no experience?


i own a special fx shop in los angeles called tech works fx studios, we actually teach some classes on what you need to get a job in the industry. at

all i can say is that we teach what is needed to work, no bs. there are some make up fx schools out there but they end up costing 40k or so and we never hire anyone from them. they honestly are not tought the skills neede for us to hire them. they end up sweeping floors to get in the biz. its pretty sad. those schools take their money and fill there heads with ***** and old barely usable techniques. thats why i started our course. i couldnt stand getting all of these useless resumes from these poor kids who wasted time and money and we cant even trust them to do anything. they just dont have the skills, just atitude. over the years i have taken a few in and tought them the real way to do things, the way we do them everyday in the industry. i own my own shop for over a decade, i've worked for oscar winners, greg cannom, stan winston and rick baker, i know what i'm talking about. i live it everyday. its a lot to learn but its a great industry and much better than sitting behind a desk. if you want to learn fx check out my site: or

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