DOUBLES are lifelike, articulated
dummies that can take punishment far beyond what our bodies
are capable of. We kill the best. We've exploded, shattered,
skewered, burned, battered and frozen many familiar faces.
Duplicating people, especially well-known people, is one of
the most technically demanding disciplines, utilising many
accurate sculpting of both broad forms and fine details.
extensive life molding for reference or casting.
casting and pigmenting materials with the movement
and translucency of skin over armatures that mimic the movement
rigging with bungee cords that can mimic the bounce
custom made acrylic eyes and teeth.
accurate color blended wigs.
hand punching facial hair and blending line for wigs.
mechanics and remote control animatronics.
As with most special effects, the creation of body doubles
is an invisible art- when done right, you don't even notice
it's there. Because body doubles draw on so many related makeup
effects skills in the creation of likenesses, we have included
them in this makeup section.