Lifecasting is an essential, basic skill used in makeup effects and prosthetics – whether to create a custom fit appliance or to make a lifelike prop without sculpting from scratch.
In this podcast, Stuart & Todd share cool tips and tricks about this important yet varied subject.
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We had a couple of questions regarding lifecasting, and seeing as there are as many techniques and variations as there are people taking lifecasts that it would be cool to bring together some of the best tips and tricks picked up from working with others.
This won’t be an exhaustive tutorial on lifecasting, as this has been covered so well by others in great detail. A great example is Lifecasting with Silicones and Alginates by Neill Gorton, available as a DVD and stream which pretty much covers everything in great detail! Rather than reinvent the wheel, we thought sharing our tips and tricks to build on the information available would be beneficial to you life casters at large!
If you want to check out a little lifecasting to whet your appetite, take a look at some videos of a face and hand cast I made with artist and well known makeup tutorial YouTuber, Klaire De Lys a while back:
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