A REALISTIC ZOMBIE LOOK-SFX Makeup Tutorial – Phantom6Productions


Zombies are fictional undead beings created through the reanimation of a human corpse. Zombies are mostly found in horror and fantasy pieces of work, but can be used any in type of work, depending on the creator.

The term comes from folklore in which a “zombie” is a dead body reanimated through various methods, such as magic. Modern stories of the reanimation often involve science fiction methods such as carriers, radiation, mental diseases, vectors, pathogens, scientific accidents, etc.

One of the first videos I created for my Horror SFX series on my YouTube channel was with actress & model Ashley La Porta along with MUA and SFX specialist, William Instone.

Here’s the video if you would like to see it.

I enjoyed watching William work. I got to ask questions and determine the best, yet most inexpensive methods and materials to use to create a “killer” zombie. (GET IT, KILLER?? HA HA)

He said that no zombies turn out the same and all look different. Even if you are only doing this look for Halloween, you want to look unique. On the other hand, if you’re creating zombies for a film, you want each zombie to look unique so they look good on camera. As you can see from the screen capture, all the textures stand out very well with the light bouncing off them.

Ashley was also awesome to work with. She was very flexible with the time it took and she even was a real trooper when William dumped “the dirt” in her hair. LOL (It was SFX dirt so no worries, however, he said you can use real dirt if you really want.)

Also, a special thank you to Ashley’s parents, Marco and Angela, who were behind-the-scenes helping out. (They even told me when my one camera stopped recording. THANKS SONY A7SII LOL)

I don’t want to give away EVERYTHING, so watch the video. 🙂

In addition, I need to give a shout out to the Austin School of Film for letting me use their space to create this video and the rest of my Horror SFX series. It would not have been possible without their support. Go check out their website, check out the membership plans, take some classes, and CREATE SOME MOVIE MAGIC!

Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube to watch other horror sfx videos and stay tuned for the upcoming Rosie and Friends horror cartoon series!

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