With Halloween right around the corner and our SFX course in the pipeline, we thought we would share with you some of our favourite SFX artists and areas of inspiration for this time of year…
To kick it off…
Anna Lingis! London based face and body artist who started her career in the BBC, has since gone on to travel internationally working on a variety of TV, Film and music video sets, and specialising in work for a large range of celebrity clientele, such as Boy George, little mix and the cast of UK Geordie Shore. It was Lingis that set the bench mark for the now in demand “lioness” look that has been popular since she transformed towie star Megan McKenna. Celebrity transformations also include I’m a Celeb runner up Jake Quickenden and X Factor winner Fleur East into sparkling skulls, clowns and superheros, as well as her own hands into realistic animal portraits for the WWF #GiveAHandToWildlife campaign.
Check out her work here : https://www.instagram.com/annalingis/
Next we have Sian Grigg! Welsh makeup artist Sian, has been in the industry for over 20 years. Originally working on British dramas, she got her big break when she landed a job on James Cameron’s Titanic. Here she met Leonardo DiCaprio, who since then, has requested her to work alongside him on each of his hollywood blockbusters. As if that wasn’t enough to bragg about, Sian’s skillset specialises in intricate sfx makeup. seen most popularly in films such as 28 Days Later, Exmachina and Saving Private Ryan.
To see more of her and her reoccouring associates work, check out Jarmans Instagram here : hhttps://www.instagram.com/dunxjar
Emmy & BAFTA winning SFX artist & prosthetic designer, Davy Jones, has been industry present since the mid 90’s starting out on ITV and BBC dramas. Now based in Liverpool, Jones has a wide range of high quality credited work on the big screen – think Pirates of the Caribbean & The Chronicles of Narnia.
Not to mention his more creative SFX projects like Dr.Who, Blade II and In The Flesh, where he worked as lead designer or supervisor on each.
Having such a high level of talent its no wonder that he is a frequent consultant of other tv/film makeup designers and has a large number of celebrity clientele, such as Geoffrey Rush and Timothy Spall.
Check out his work here : https://www.instagram.com/davyjonessfx/
Finally we have Olivia Jerrard! London based SFX artist, graduate of London college of fashion, and friend of KLMA Academy, Jerrard has worked on productions at the Royal Opera House and has spent time assisting SFX Artists Brian Kinney & Davy Jones. She is an injury prosthetic specialist, skin illustrator, and specialises in creatively sculpting full pieces for an overall transformation. We are super excited to have her join us for one day only to share her knowledge in an exclusive SFX Masterclass on October 17th.
If you are wanting to add a new a skill to your belt in the run up to halloween, or if its your dream to work in tv, film or theatre – SFX skills are definitely something you need in your repertoire! We have designed this exclusive course to give you a competitive edge, the script to screen simulated live interactive demo will also give you first hand insight as to how that area of the industry works.
To book your place click here