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Frank’s Book List!

So, I have been promising a list of books that I have on my shelves. Here are a few to get you going:
This is the book that I most highly recommend for all-around makeup fx info-

http://amzn.to/22reszU

And in a close second place are Mike Spatola’s books- which are great makeup books to practice the demonstrations that he lays out in detail.
http://amzn.to/22reU1h

This is the book that i found at a young age that showed a lot of basic principals for mold making
And of course, any makeup fx library isnt complete without Tom Savini’s books.  I STILL look through them.
We often rant about how its frustrating that the new generations dont know the artists and technicians that came before them.
When I found this book it opened my eyes to so many creators of my favorite classic makeups
This is another great book that has been on my shelves since I was young.
And you cant talk about books without mention Vin Keho’s great books
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Good luck!

Len’s First Foray Into Makeup

So, as we posted Frank’s first foray into makeup, I felt it only right (plus we said we would on show 1) that I should post my first foray into makeup. This is around Halloween 1982. I used the Dick Smith TV/Movie Horror Makeup Kit that I got for Christmas a few years earlier. I remember trying to work the Flexi-Flesh material and by the time I was using this stuff, I ran out of the flesh colored blending stick, so I had to use this blue color that I found somewhere.  Whatever I couldn’t color, I just covered up with fake blood.  Anyhow, I have a few other photos, but those will have to saved for another time.

Images of Frank’s First Makeup

frankandsean firstmask

On our first episode, Frank talks about his earliest forays into makeup and creature design.  He just sent me some photos from the “good old days”.  You gotta admit, this is pretty good stuff from a kid.

As soon as I get back home to my mom’s place, I’ll post my makeups as well. They are nowhere as good as Frank’s. On second thought, maybe I won’t embarrass myself.

Great job, Frank!