Human heads and creature masks
CGI 3D creatures can look good, but they cannot interact with other actors, and in most cases they are very expensive, if you need a very realistic look. Our masks can be generic for many actors or can fit perfectly on the actors head (from his own mold). You can also have multiple masks with different finishing from the same mold, with much lower cost. We only use PLATINUM SILICONE - NO LATEX! Silicone masks can last for a life time and they are durable and very hygienic, as you can clean them with soar and water.
Life Casting and sculpting the head
Life casting of the actor's head or the actor's face at least is necessary for a perfect fit. Making an exact replica of the head or the face helps us developing the mask directly on the actor's characteristics. There are two ways to go from there, a full mask that the actor can wear again and again (flexible silicone), great for stage work and also for creatures, demons, zombies or monsters or people wearing custom masks as part of their role. Though very flexible and perfect for the actor him-/herself, this option doesn't allow maximum acting expressions. For close-up work we recommend layers of silicone, having the full mask divided into parts, that are going to be glued on the actor's face before the shooting.
PROS & CONS:
1. A mask can cost more to create, but it doesn't need any extra time on set before shooting starts. The actor can take breaks without the mask in between takes.
2. A full mask can be re-used again and again or can be worn by multiple actors, even with their individual faces from the inner side for a perfect fit. Every mask can be fully cleaned up and sanitized.
3. Full masks are not perfect for extreme close-ups, unless some custom make-up work is applied on set (glued on face).
4. Make-up silicone prosthetic pieces can take from 1 hour up to 8 hours to be glued on the actor, depending on the complexity of the work, for every shooting. The removal takes between half and hour and 3 hours.
Skin-friendly platinum silicone (Platsil Gel) on the actor (3-4 layers)
Plaster bandages that solidify in 10 minutes for creating the "jacket"
IMPRINT / IMPRESSUM