Issue 004 December/January 1996
Make-Up Artist Magazine

Issue 004 December/January 1996

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Dan Striepeke: The Make-Up Artist’s Make-Up Artist

Dan Striepeke looks back over his successful career as a make-up artist and shares his wisdom with MA. Dan tells us the highlights of his early career, how he broke into the make-up business and how he learned from his early films. He tells us about his years at Fox working on projects such as Planet of the Apes and about his experiences post-Fox. Dan also shares his thoughts on what makes a good department head and what the roll of the make-up artist is. Join MA as Dan reveals the memories and lessons he’s gained from his many films which include Forest Gump, Footloose, Giant, Spartacus, The Magnificent Seven, The Magic Sword, Kings of the Sun, Mission Impossible, and Island of Dr. Moreau (1977).

The Big Translucency Question: Is Silicone the Answer?

Is silicone the answer to translucent prosthetics? Gordon Smith and Dick Smith attempt to answer that question in this article. Gordon Smith, one of the leaders in using silicone prosthetics, tells us about the process, the materials, the benefits and the problems in using silicone. Dick Smith also shares his experience with creating prosthetics in silicone, gelatin and other materials. A fascinating and informative article you won’t want to miss.

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