Zombie FX

Fix that face, will you? What’s a zombie to do?

If the makeup isn’t just right, call on Ed Martinez. Ed does special effects make-up. So if a creepy creature needs to powder his or her half-gone nose, he’s the man. In addition to his work on films like The Dead Pit and The Dead and the Damned Ed teaches Makeup 2: Character, Beauty & FX (MPT_303) at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Lovely. He also teaches at Rose Hill’s Academy of Cosmetic Arts in Los Gatos, CA.

We’re all hoping to get his delightful little recipe for super-gory-guts-and-blood. Maybe you can wrestle it from him at WonderCon 2010, April 2-4, at the Moscone Center South in San Francisco. He’ll be there Saturday, April 3, from 5:00-6:00 in room 200/212 where he’ll be doing a live demonstration on making up the dead.

Scintillating SFX a la Ed:

  • Retardead, 2008 (director of special effects)
  • Black Devil Doll, 2007 (special effects)
  • Death Row, 2007 (special effects)
  • In the Cellar, 1 episode, 2005 (special effects makeup)
  • I Dunno Who Dunnit, TV episode, 2005 (special effects makeup)
  • Galaxis, aka Galactic Force, aka Star Crystal, aka Terminal Force, 1995 (stop-motion puppet construction)
  • Amityville: A New Generation, 1993 (special effects makeup: Vision Technologies)
  • Age of Demons, 1992 (special effects director)
  • The Dead Pit, aka Dead Pit, 1989 (special effects)
  • Rice Cracker, 2008 (makeup artist)
  • Skin, 2008 (special makeup effects artist)
  • The Strange Case of Salman abd al Haqq, 2007 (key makeup artist)
  • Death Row, 2007 (special makeup effects artist)


—Erin Orison, DEAD LOVE/the Daily Slice


photo courtesy of Ed Martinez

  • http://www.simra.co.uk Niki Solverud

    This is my first time here and this post was indeed thought provoking. I find there is a gap between the no. of readers and the comments . I personally think that even though I ask questions not many come fwd to answer. And believe you me, my questions are not ‘Big Bang theory’ types.

  • http://www.deadlovebook.com Erin Orison

    Yeah, we’re all zombies.

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