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About The Book

This SFX guide is the first of it's kind and it's written just for SFX Makeup artists. It's not a how to guide but a reference of real human wounds, injuries and skin conditions. This book will help you to achieve realistic makeup effects with hundreds of high definition photos. Also there is an easy to use index that will take you directly to what you are looking for with no hassle. Take the guess work out of your makeup effects and learn about the human body at the same time.

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FROM the Author

    My name is Benito Garcia and I have been into SFX Makeup for about 35 years. Whether it's stealing my mother's Avon make up from her sample bag at age 12 to make up my friends or creating zombies for a TV commercial for a new phone app, who are dragging along after some human lunch. I've followed all the greats and read everything I could get my hands on that had to do with SFX Makeup. What I discovered was that there really isn't anything out there just for us that deals with real injuries and all the different skin conditions we sometimes need to reproduce. Well now there is, and it's just ours. No more searching on line for images and trolling through completely unrelated results. Plus medical books are very expensive and hard to get your hands on. I wanted something easy to refer to and tuck away in your studio or even your makeup kit. We've all been asked to create something on the spot we weren't expecting. I've been lucky enough to work with some really great people on countless films, TV and even some great photoshoots and I really wish I would have had this book on hand countless times. I always say, go show the world what you can do. This guide will be invaluable to doing just that. 

 Sample Pages

                    Not since the “Medicolegal Investigation of Death” has there been a book with such an overwhelmingly powerful reference to the real thing. I was a combat photographer in Vietnam and I saw horrible stuff, so that’s where my reputation comes from as far as very believable, realistic makeup effects. My experience there is what this book will give to you, and that is a realistic view of what the real thing looks like.


Tom Savini