April 5, 2011
This Sunday from 12:15 – 1:15 PM at IMATS New York, TEMPTU PRO will be hosting a Special F/X Class taught by zombie master Jonah Levy.
Jonah will be using airbrush and traditional techniques to create various special make-up effects. Using TEMPTU PRO’s Dura Palettes, Inks, and S/B line, he will demonstrate techniques to Read the rest of this entry »
October 13, 2010
When creating Special F/X, whether it be for a Halloween costume or for film, knowing how to create realistic cuts and gashes can really come in handy. In the spirit of the most gory holiday of the year, we would like to share with you how to create cuts and gashes so real looking you’ll be able to fool everyone.
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September 10, 2010
Great news for all you Special FX MUA’s out there who are looking for your next big break!
Syfy Network is searching for the next great Special FX Make-up Artist for their new competitve reality show called FACE OFF.
The grand prize is $100,000!
Open call auditions will be held in Florida, Saturday September 11th – Check out the flyer for more details
If you think you are what they are looking for, make sure you get out to the open call audition and show them your skills! It’s a great opportunity to launch your career, not to mention all that cash!
For details and a contestant application email: FaceOFFLosAngeles@gmail.com
March 26, 2010
TEMPTU LA was thrilled to be the guest presenter of Local 706’s Makeup Union Craft Meeting at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Temptu LA’s Laura Reynolds and Ava Scanlan presented to a crowd of film and television makeup artists. Laura Reynolds did a beauty demo of airbrush makeup for the hi definition age and special guest and newcomer to the Local 706 was Brian Kinney who demonstrated a tattoo cover up and a branding scar using TEMPTU PRO Palettes.
TEMPTU was proud to be there presenting along the best in the field. John Goodwin, Local 706 Craft President & legendary film and television makeup veteran who has done makeup and special effects from films including John Carpenter’s The Thing, Legend and Men in Black, demonstrated a third degree cut. Local 706 member Terry Densen demonstrated her brand new product Ingrown Hair Solution, said to be an insider secret – better than NuSkin and other products on the market. She recently began selling the product at Nigel’s. Remember, you heard it here first!
December 11, 2009
Temptu Pro was very excited to finally hold our first Special F/X class in the New York Showroom. Lead by makeup artist, Jonah Levy, the class went over simple cuts and bruises and then progressed to a full on zombie makeup demonstration. We had such a great response that we will be announcing more dates for next year, so keep checking TemptuPro.com.
Shannon, Temptu Pro
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October 3, 2009
Ouch! ABC new flagship series, Flash Forward, premiered last week showcasing dozens of injuries, burns, abrasions, lacerations etc. all created by Master Fx Studio artists. Read the rest of this entry »
June 16, 2009
To much success, Showtime just launched the new dramedy series, Nurse Jackie, starring Eddie Falco. The show depicts a very compent but self medicating ER nurse. Of course with the backdrop of a hospital, special effects are not far behind. Temptu had the chance to sit down with the makeup FX designer, Vincent Schicchi as he commented on his favorite Temptu Dura Pro Palettes:
“I’ve enjoyed the Frozen Palette: frozen, frost, deep bruise, and gangrene are great for many different “dead” looks. The Grease and Grime palette is also extemely useful. I’ve used it many times to simulate all sorts of dirt. The colors are very accurate, and it has a very varied assortment, including one of my favorites, rust. I find that the grease color is perfect for any industrial look and the mud and marsh are great”
Thanks Vincent! We’ll be watching and looking for these great effects!
May 14, 2008
Welcome to the Airbrush Makeup Blog by Temptu. If you’re looking for the latest news in airbrush makeup, training, how too videos, special fx makeup, pro transfer temporary tattoos, and everything that falls in between; you’ve come to the right place!
April 21, 2008
World-famous tattoo artist Tim Kern talks to Premiere about working on the extensive tattoo designs for Charlie Kaufman’s greatly anticipated directorial debut, ‘Synecdoche, New York’ — and which star tattooed him behind the scenes.
Synecdoche, New York is the hotly anticipated directorial debut from Charlie Kaufman, the eccentric writer behind Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Adaptation and Being John Malkovich. His trippy scripts, which examine the nature of memory, love and identity in bizarre new ways, feature elevators that stop between floors to reveal alternate universes, a blocked writer who jumps into his own screenplay and a machine that erases the heartbreak of losing a lover with Kool-Aid colored hair.
This time around, Kaufman stepped behind the camera when frequent collaborator Spike Jonze, the director originally attached, bowed out to helm Where the Wild Things Are. The flick stars Philip Seymour Hoffman as Caden Cotard, a theater director whose new play calls for a warehouse-sized replication of New York. The title is both a nod to the city where it takes place, Schenectady, NY, and the SAT bonus word that means “[a] figure of speech by which a part is put for the whole (as fifty sail for fifty ships), the whole for a part (as society forhigh society), the species for the genus (as cutthroat for assassin), the genus for the species (as a creature for a man), or the name of the material for the thing made (as boards for stage),” according to Merriam-Webster. Caden’s world and his work collide in his complicated relationships with the women around him: his ex Adele, played by Catherine Keener; her friend Maria, played by Jennifer Jason Leigh; his daughter Olive, played by Robin Weigert; his wife Claire, played by Michelle Williams. Subplots and intertwining relationships unpack themselves like Russian nested dolls.
Read the full article here…
April 7, 2008
Ioncinema has the first photo from Academy Award-winning screenwriter Charlie Kaufman’s directorial debut Synecdoche, New York. Click on the image to enlarge.
January 17, 2008
The Oscar winning makeup artist Peter Owen was hired by Tim Burton to work on his latest film “Sweeney Todd”When it came to the makeup Peter Owen knew that Mr. Burton would be using a Bleach Bypass Processing method – this is a method that gives the film a high contrast look and also adds to the Silver Halides in the film negative thus creating a mute silver look, knowing this Owen’s decided to go for a very “dead” look, he felt this would perfectly compliment the colors of the film.
Owen’s decided to airbrush the foundations in order to achieve a flawless paleness to the faces, he then went in under the eyes and sprayed a darker color creating dark rings and bags giving him a feeling of depth, he also used his airbrush to spray a stripe through his hair adding to the drama of the character.
Peter Owen is a very talented makeup artist with over 20 award winning film credits, 7 personal wins, and 1 Oscar win (Lord of the Rings)
If you wanted to achieve this look you could use Temptu’s Porcelain Foundation with a smidgen of our Blue Adjuster for the foundation.
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