hair, make-up & prosthetics

We create hyper realistic injuries, splatter effects & transformation makeups as well as hand knot wigs facial or body hair that create a major disguise to your performer.

 

What is the process?

 

We begin by designing every character in every script for each play or film. With our budget we discuss the journey and transformation for each character in the production. We will then decide which characters require which hair, make-up & prosthetics.


With hair and make up it is important to keep everything within the same era. We take time in studying history especially when filming period hair, wigs & make-up. As technology & digital quality progresses we constantly keep up with these modern advances changing our products and techniques to match the times. Screen make up and hair can be challenging when dealing with different light, temperature, skin tones and skin types however with our expertise our artists learn to adapt under every condition no matter how extreme. 


Working with prosthetics can be difficult but with the use of 3D-printing and scanning we are able to manufacture duplicate lifecasts and prosthetics much faster for daily use on set.  When performers require large prosthetics we often request to put them under a lifecast. Lifecasting is a process that allows us to copy the performers face in alginate or silicone rubber creating a "negative" or a "mould".

The negative can be filled with plaster or polyurethane creating a solid copy of the performers face/body part, this is called a "positive". The positive becomes the foundation for sculpting the prosthetics for the performer which is eventually applied and painted on set creating the performers new identity. 


@ Rod Cross - Darts World Champion 2018. 


The development of 3D-Printing has improved drastically in the last few years. 3D-printers are becoming more efficient and much more versatile in terms of printed material, due to its unique ability to print multiple materials we use 3D-printers to produce large prosthetics on a much lower budget . At our studio we use 3D printing equipment to help visualize the designs given to us from customers. This allows the production team to interact with the creation on a miniature scale for better understanding of the clients needs before completion of the final project. Our CAD artists sculpt digitally allowing us to create forms on a larger sale to later be printed in parts. Since 2016 Exilian Studios is the parent of CAM-P (Computer Assisted Moulding Process). CAM-P involves a range of 3D scanning techniques to realise 3D inanimate objects in digital composition to then be cast from CAM-P 3D printed moulds using polymers, not only does this deliver a perfect result every time but it also reduces cost and time when compared to using traditional techniques. 

We are very proud that Exilian Studios Ltd are finalist's in the BRITISH HAIR & BEAUTY AWARDS 2019 . Nominated for two categories this year for  “Makeup Artist Of The Year” & “Best New Business” in Britain!