CreatureGeek Episode 8: Shannon Shea

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On this,  the season finale of Creature Geek, Frank and Len welcome creature designer, makeup artist and character creator Shannon Shea. Shannon talks about working with Stan Winston, about his new project “Scream At the Devil”  and also about his upcoming book. Let us know how you liked this season of CreatureGeek and if you want us back, let us – and the folks at Tested – know!

CreatureGeek: Episode 7: Bill Moseley

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On this, the first CG for the year 2015, horror character actor Bill Moseley starts off the new year with some talk from the third side of the makeup world: the chair. Bill talks with Frank and I about his time in the makeup chair creating such popular characters such as ChopTop. He also talks about his time as a writer for National Lampoon. Plus, much chatter about cow anus’s being removed during alien abductions. Enjoy!

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CreatureGeek Episode 6: Michele Burke

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On this, our Christmas episode of CreatureGeek, Frank and I welcome  Oscar Award winning makeup artist, Michele Burke.  We chat about her method of creating iconic makeups like those from Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Tropic Thunder and Rock of Ages.  We also chat about great gift ideas for the fan and the pro makeup artist. Happy Holidays everyone!

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CreatureGeek – Episode 5: Matt Winston of Stan Winston Studios

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On this episode of CreatureGeek, Frank and I welcome Matt Winston of the Stan Winston School of Character Arts. We talk a lot about the school, growing up around such iconic makeup and designs. Matt also shares Len’s real name for the first time on any podcast.

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CreatureGeek: Episode 2: Best TV Makeups

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On this episode of CreatureGeek, Frank and Len continue a conversation started by Adam Savage on “Still Untitled”  about what are the best makeups in TV history.  We discuss a bunch of shows.  Did we miss any?  Sound off in the comments!
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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.

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