Instructional DVDs


Simple Special Effects

with Steve Biggs

Simple Special Effects

This informative DVD features nearly 40 easy-to-do special effects! These effects include: makeup effects, gel effects, A+B blood, gushing blood, simple latex appliances, flowing blood from a knife, goo effects, vampire tooth caps, realistic compound fractures with flowing blood, a bullet hit with a blow-tube and more. It is excellent for young film makers, mock-disaster training, haunted houses and those wanting to learn the basic effects of the trade. This is the first DVD in the SES series.

Length: 58 min.


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DVD30 Simple Special Effects DVD $24.95

Magic Molding and Casting

with Steve Biggs

Magic Molding and Casting The first section of this video demonstrates face-casting with alginate and the making of an UltraCal30 master face. Other topics included in the DVD are: plaster waste mold, a simple plaster mold, Latex mold, a demonstration on vacuum forming and a demonstration on casting slip latex (a Halloween mask technique). This is a great starting point for people without any previous mold experience. This is the second DVD in the SES series.

Length: 48 min.


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DVD31 Magic Molding & Casting DVD $19.95

Silicone Mold Making

with Steve Biggs

Silicone Mold Making

This DVD covers simple silicone molding technique. It demonstrates: one-part and two-part silicone molding techniques and how to cast liquid plastic compounds and PVC (Poly Vinyl Chloride). It is an excellent starting point for people who have projects they want to reproduce and sell. This was the first video to teach silicone molding techniques. It is the third DVD in the SES series.

Length: 35 min.


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DVD32 Silicone Mold Making DVD $24.95

Creative Creature Painting

with Brian Penikas

Creative Creature Painting

This DVD features Hollywood airbrush and painting technique exclusive to the entertainment industry. Brian Penikas teaches you the basics to airbrush setup and painting. You will learn: surface prep, basing, detail and shadow, mottling, washes, stippling and how to make your own PAX paint. This is the fourth DVD in the SES series.

Length: 28 min.


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DVD33 Creative Creature Painting DVD $24.95

Advanced Appliance Makeup with Gelatin

with Brian Penikas

Advanced Appliance Makeup with Gelatin

This DVD teaches the basics of how to create gelatin appliances. These appliances give a realistic appearance using less time and money! Gelatin appliances can be made on set and take less equipment to produce them. Other advantages to creating gelatin appliances are: they are translucent so they pick up the skin tone beneath them, the edges can be flawlessly blended to the skin, and they take makeup just like real skin. The disadvantages to gelatin appliances are: they are more fragile and less flexible than latex, they are denser, and they will melt from heat or perspiration. This is used for serious character transformation using sculpting and mold techniques much like hot foam. Gelatin is easy to make and apply, but is not recommended for thick appliances. This is the fifth DVD in the SES series.

Length: 28 min.


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DVD34 Advanced Gelatin Appliance Makeup DVD $24.95

Basic Pneumatics

with Steve Biggs

Basic Pneumatics

This video explains in simple terms the advantages of pneumatic systems over electric motors. These include: safety, ease of control, and having more power in a smaller package. This DVD also covers important safety information while demonstrating: the difference between pneumatics and hydraulics, the difference between linear and rotary actuators, how to connect and adjust pneumatic systems, manual versus electric control, how to plumb and adjust flow controls, how control valves work, how to purchase the specific control valves you will need, and how to outline a typical linear cylinder for design purposes. This video will give you the confidence you need to safely work with pneumatic devices of any size. It features a two minute clip of amusement park style pneumatic animation. This is the sixth DVD in the SES series.

Length: 28 min.


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DVD35 Basic Pneumatics DVD $24.95

Breakaway Bottle

with Steve Biggs

Breakaway Bottle

Now you can make your own breakaway bottles like the ones used in motion picture fight scenes! Professionally made breakaway bottles can cost $40 or more, but with the right know-how and materials you can make your own at a fraction of the cost. This video demonstrates how to make and pour the basic two-part silicone mold needed to cast the bottle and what materials you will need to do it. As with all talents, practice is required to master this craft. This DVD will give you all the information necessary to start doing just that. This is the seventh DVD in the SES series.

Length: 28 min.


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DVD36 Breakaway Bottle DVD $24.95

Skins! For Dummies and Other Props

with Steve Biggs

Skins! For Dummies and Other Props

If you are interested in learning how to make fake body parts, this is the DVD for you! This video explores five of the best options and demonstrates them side by side so that you can make a decision before you waste money on a mold that won't work. The materials shown are Silicone, PVC (Hot Pour), Gelatin, Wax, and Slip Latex. Foam latex is compared, but not demonstrated. This DVD shows you how to fill skins with polyurethane foam, how to foam in a simple wire armature and a demonstration of a hair punching tool. Intrinsic coloring is shown for each material. It does not demonstrate: sculpting, life-casting, or the construction of silicone or plaster molds (please see our "Magic Molding and Casting" or "Silicone Mold Making" DVDs to learn these techniques). Experience in mold making and life-casting are prerequisites for the techniques you will be learning in this video. This is the eighth DVD in the SES series.

Length: 28 min.


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DVD37 Skins! for Dummies and Other Props DVD $24.95

Character Teeth Workshop

with Thom Jensen

Character Teeth Workshop

This video demonstrates how to make your own dental prosthetics. Nothing completes a costume or makeup like a well-made set of fake choppers. Thom's technique is simple, easy to follow and reveals several great little trade secrets.

DVD length: 30 min.


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DVD41 Character Teeth Workshop DVD $24.95

Guide to Using GM Foam

Hosted by Gil Mosko, creator of GM Foam

Guide to Using GM Foam

Hosted by Gil Mosko, creator of GM Foam. This video shows the step by step process of using GM Foam. The clear procedures demonstrated make it easy to produce good foam pieces of your own. This DVD also explains the chemistry and behavior of the materials being used. It is a great value for the price. DVD


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GM-DVD1 Using GM Foam DVD $29.99

Castcraft Moldmaking using Latex Rubber

with Roger Beebe

Castcraft Moldmaking using Latex Rubber

This two-disk DVD set demonstrates various latex rubber mold making techniques and backup mold techniques. Latex Rubber is commonly used for making concrete lawn ornament molds and plaster casting molds. Latex can also be used to make molds for casting Polyurethane resins, wax, and hot melt vinyl. It is one of the least expensive mold making materials you can use. A good quality latex rubber is very durable and long lasting, making it a great choice for your mold making needs!

Length: 210 min.


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DVD70 Mold making using latex rubber DVD $21.95

Halloween Makeup Made Easy!

with Greg McDougal

Halloween Makeup Made Easy!

Our newest product, Halloween Makeup Made Easy! is six of our easier lessons compiled onto one DVD. So if you want to learn how to put on that latex appliance you just bought at the Halloween store, or how to make a zombie using just greasepaint makeup, this DVD is for you!

Gunshot Wound Part I: The guys at Motion Picture F/X show you how to sculpt, mold, cast an entry and exit wound appliance in gelatin.

Gunshot Wound Part II: This second half of the lesson shows you how to apply the entry and exit wound appliances.

Cuts & Bruises: Here's three techniques for achieving realistic effects.

Zombie Makeup: Makeup Artist, Greg McDougal shows you how to make a realistic zombie using just greasepaint makeup...NO prosthetics!

Toxic Waste Face: Use gelatin and basic makeup to get that "I just fell into a vat of chemicals" look.

Vampire makeup lesson: This lesson demonstrates the technique of putting on a latex prosthetic using an "off the shelf" vampire appliance seen in popular TV shows.

DVD aprox. 170 minutes.


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DVD60 MovieFX Halloween Makeup Made Easy DVD N/A

MovieFX Special Effects Master Class Volume 1

with Designer Jordu Schell

MovieFX Special Effects Master Class Volume 1

This DVD contains six demonstrations culled from the first six issues of MovieFX Magazine. The various effects techniques demonstrated range from sculpting to the application of facial prosthetics.

Maquette: Before special effects artists build a full size monster, they usually create a small sculptured version called a maquette for the studio to approve. Creature designer Jordu Schell shows you how to sculpt one.

Headcasting: Anyone familiar with makeup and prosthetics knows the key to it is having a Headcast of your actor. This demonstration shows you the process, step by step.

Latex Appliance: This segment demonstrates the application using an off the shelf vampire latex prosthetic.

Creature Bust: Designer Jordu Schell demonstrates sculpting a 1:1 scale monster as seen on the video cover.

Half Mask: In this segment, we sculpt, mold, cast and airbrush a half mask.

Fangs: Effects artist Michael Pack demonstrates the techniques he uses for making custom made fangs for verious TV shows and Films.

DVD Approx. 170 minutes.


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DVD61 MovieFX Master Class 1 DVD N/A

MovieFX Special Effects Master Class Volume 2

with Creature designer, Casye Love

MovieFX Special Effects Master Class Volume 2

This DVD contains six demonstrations, two from previous issues of MovieFX Magazine and four new lessons shot exclusively for this volume of Movie FX Magazine’s Master Class series. The various effects techniques demonstrated range from prop casting to the application of creature make-up. All demonstrations are taught by professionals in the motion picture and TV industry.

Gunshot Wound Part I: The guys at Motion Picture F/X show you how to sculpt, mold, cast an entry and exit wound appliance in gelatin.

Gunshot Wound Part II: This second half of the lesson shows you how to apply the entry and exit wound appliances.

Prop Casting: In this lesson, propmaker Scott Brodeen shows you how to mold and cast a movie prop.

The Eyes Have It: Creature designer, Casye Love demonstrates his custom painting techniques for Human and Alien eyes.

Pneumatics 101: The Motion Picture F/X guys you how to make a Haunted House standard, head popping out of a garbage can.

Zombie Makeup: Makeup Artist, Greg McDougal shows you how to make a realistic zombie using just greasepaint makeup...NO prosthetics!

DVD Approx. 170 minutes.


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DVD62 MovieFX Master Class 2 DVD N/A

MovieFX Special Effects Master Class Volume 3

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MovieFX Special Effects Master Class Volume 3

MovieFX Magazine presents Special Effects Master Class: Vol. 3. There are over 3 hours of lessons and demonstrations, which range from scarring to the application of facial hair, all taught by professionals in the motion picture and TV industry. Please note that although there are only four lessons in this Master Class, the total run time is just as long as previous volumes.

Toxic Waste Face. Use gelatin and basic makeup to get that "I just fell into a vat of chemicals" look.

Cuts & Bruises: Here's three techniques for achieving realistic effects.

Facial Hair: Need to grow a manly beard in only a matter of hours? This lesson will put hair on your chin.

Visual F/X: So you and your buddy shot your own little lazer sword duel, but you want to add a glow and other effects? Check out this lesson on basic CG.

DVD Approx. 150 min.


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DVD63 MovieFX Master Class 3 DVD $19.95

MovieFX Special Effects Master Class Volume 4

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MovieFX Special Effects Master Class Volume 4

Movie FX DVD Videomagazine presents Special Effects Master Class Volume Four. Inside are four demonstrations of various effect techniques ranging from facecasting to burn makeup, all taught by professionals in the motion picture and TV industry.

Burn Makeup: Need a nasty burn for your independent film or you just want to freak your parents out. This will do the trick.

Face Casting: A staple of makeup effects is being able to sculpt your own appliances, but before you can do that, you'll need to cast your actor's face. This lesson shows you how.

Silicone Hand Part I: If you ever need a realistic body part, silicone is the way to go. Part one shows you how to mold and cast a hand, as well as preparing it for painting.

Silicone Hand Part II: This is where your hand comes to life so to speak. Part two shows you how to paint it and add hair.

DVD aprox. 200 minutes.


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DVD64 MovieFX Master Class 4 DVD N/A

MovieFX Special Effects Master Class Volume 5

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MovieFX Special Effects Master Class Volume 5

Movie FX DVD Videomagazine presents Special Effects Master Class Volume Five. Inside are demonstrations of various effect techniques, all taught by professionals in the motion picture and TV industry.

Tubing Effects: Sometimes, you need that wound to do more than sit there looking pretty. This lesson shows you how to add smoke and squirting blood.

Drowning Makeup: Here's a lesson on how to apply latex prosthetics to give your acter that waterlogged look as shown on all those forensic crime tv shows.

Slipcast Appliances Part 1: This is an older technique, but one that all good makeup artists should know. Here we show you how to sculpt, mold and cast some creepy slipcast appliances.

Slipcast appliances Part 2: In the second half, we show you how to apply and paint them... giving your actor a sort of swollen "Leprosy" look.

DVD aprox. 170 minutes


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DVD65 MovieFX Master Class 5 DVD N/A

MovieFX Special Effects Master Class Volume 6

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MovieFX Special Effects Master Class Volume 6

Movie FX DVD Videomagazine presents Special Effects Master Class Volume Six. Inside are four demonstrations of various effects techniques ranging from Pros-Aide scars to a chilly frozen death makeup, all taught by professionals in the motion picture and TV industry.

Part 1: Frozen Makeup. If you need to give your actor a "left for dead in the frozen tundra" look, this lesson has what you need.

Part 2: Silicone Zombie. Looking to take your Zombie makeup to the next level? add some silicone.

Part 3: Bald Cap. Need your actor to have a chrome dome without shaving their locks? here's how it's done... without a razor!

Part 4: Pros-Aide 3D Transfer scars. A new scarring technique that's making the rounds on big Hollywood Productions.

DVD aprox. 240 minutes


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DVD66 MovieFX Master Class 6 DVD N/A