Watch: FX Legend Rick Baker Transforms into a Monster in Under an Hour

Watch: FX Legend Rick Baker Transforms into a Monster in Under an Hour

Jul 17, 2013

Rick Baker makeupThere are tons of cool videos on YouTube showing how you can turn yourself into your favorite movie characters with some makeup and a few hours time, but how often is it that one of those videos is created by an Academy Award-winning makeup artist and horror film icon like Rick Baker? Not very often by my count, which is a big part of what makes the video we have today so awesome.

The makeup maestro, responsible for classic effects work in films like Videodrome and An American Werewolf in London, sat down recently to demonstrate just what you can do with some simple supplies and an hour or so of your time. Oh, and it probably helps if you have some talent, too.

Baker spends roughly 60 minutes transforming himself from a mild-mannered gentleman into a slavering hell beast and the process is fascinating to watch. He speeds the video up so it only takes about 8:30 to get the full effect, but even at that pace, it’s neat. What’s really impressive is that aside from some prosthetic teeth, it looks like everything else is done with makeup. It’s amazing how he creates the illusion of depth and creases in a face with just some black outlines.

Check out the video below and see a master at work. You might want to bookmark it too – because Halloween isn’t too far off, and this would make a killer look for your night of trick-or-treating.

[via Twitch]


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