EFFECTS are defined very
specifically within the industry. They cover prosthetic foam
latex, gelatin, silicone, putty, paint and anything in general
that is added to the actor's face or body to create a desired
Lifecasting is a core skill that literally
serves as the foundation of prosthetic appliance makeup. The
actor's face is carefully molded with alginate, a material
so sensitive it will pick up the printing impression on a
A lifecast is made in the alginate mold, cast in a hard material.
Alterations to the face are sculpted directly on the lifecast.
Once approved, the sculpted parts are molded and cast into
appliances which are then painted and applied to the actor's
face. Lifecasting is a safe process using very mild, natural
materials. Actors chosen to be lifecast should not be claustrophobic.
We've lifecast many actors including Brad Pitt, Ben Affleck
and Djimon Hounsou.