Seminars

Rj was a finalist and fan favorite on Face Off season 2 and now joins the Cast of Vets Vs. Rookies for season 5. Rj also brings not only over 15 years of educational and effects experience to your attendees but some definite heavy hitting drawing power to your programming line up because of his international exposure. A life long educator, Rj’s Seminars are not simple and boring lectures but he’s been called the “Emeril Lagasse of Special make up effects instructors”.

Every seminar is filled with multimedia, and interactivity that engages each participant by not only educating but entertaining at the same time. Rj’s special brand of teaching style works with Schools at all levels, elementary- college level, technical and career centers, theater and art departments, Community theaters, fan conventions and trade shows, Haunt industry, and much, much more! Rj can offer you any of the courses listed below as either a one day seminar OR a Hands on workshop that can last from one day to two weeks. Rj can further work with you to tailor something to suit your specific needs as a sponsor/client.

Please Contact Missy Gordon at the Scarlett Abbey to discuss availability and pricing.

Rj asks that you register your event at least three months in advance for priority choices on dates and Rj’s availability.


 

BeginnersGuidetoUsingAirbrush

Beginners Guide to Using Airbrush for F/X Applications

Featuring Rj’s SHADOW brush:  Materials fee-depends on participants – 1 hour

Rj will showcase his signature airbrush by Paasche each attendee will receive a Shadow airbrush as part of admission. Rj will showcase how to pre-paint appliances and skins for puppets with the airbrush and will go through a complete breakdown with cleaning and maintenance. This class really takes the intimidation out of buying and using an airbrush! and you get a great airbrush as part of attending!

We can work within any budget! Contact Missy Gordon to bookEmailWebsite

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Bondo Transfer Appliance Make Up:

Material fee: $100 -1 hour-1.5 hours

Rj will demonstrate the creation and application of a bondo make up appliance Which are all the rage in Hollywood, right now. Used for old age character make ups as seen in THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON and very extensively on THE WALKING DEAD. This is an affordable and FUN new technique that every artist needs in his/her repertoire.

We can work within any budget! Contact Missy Gordon to book – Email – Website

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Out of Kit/Moulage Injury Sim

Applications: Materials fee + $100 – 1 hour

Using only supplies in the common make up artists kit Rj will walk attendees through the process of creating realistic scars Cuts Burns bruises and other FX injury simulations. He will go over old school materials and new advances in products that every make up artist “worth their salt” should have in his or her kit. Latex allergies should not attend.

We can work within any budget! Contact Missy Gordon to book – Email – Website

 


 

ProstheticMakeUpApplication

Foam Prosthetic Application

Materials Fee +$100 -2.5 hours

Using a pre made foam appliance Rj will demonstrate how to apply and paint a foam appliance to add some punch to your next cosplay, Halloween costume, Haunt, or production of your own.

We can work within any budget! Contact Missy Gordon to book – Email – Website

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Silicone Gel Filled Prosthetic Application

Materials Fee+ $175- 2.5 hours

Using a pre made silicone appliance Rj will demonstrate how to apply and paint a creature in front of your eyes. He will also go over the major differences between silicone and Foam and other appliance materials. Come see this state of the art FX innovation in action, and why FX artists all over the world are crazy about silicone.

We can work within any budget! Contact Missy Gordon to book – Email – Website

CreatingYourOwnGelatinAppliances

Creating Your Own Gelatin Appliances

Materials Fee+$100- 1.5 hour

Rj calls this the poor mans silicone. Rj will take the attendee through the creation and usage of a gelatin prosthetic and where and when gelatin is a good substance for appliances.

We can work within any budget! Contact Missy Gordon to book – Email – Website

 


 

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Foam Fabrication

Materials fee +100 – can be 1-2 hours

Rj will illustrate how to use foam for costuming and puppetry purposes. Which foams to use, how to use them , how to glue and paint them. Very popular with cosplayers. This seminar can be tailored to solely Puppet builds or solely foam costume/armor construction or a mix of both depending on what the promoter wants to offer his/her attendees.

We can work within any budget! Contact Missy Gordon to book – Email – Website

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Sculpture Introduction

Materials fee: 75- 1 hour

Rj will take attendees through the various sculpting mediums that FX artists use, Oil base clay, Water based clay, polymer clays and a general overview of how they are all utilized to created monsters and appliance character make ups.

We can work within any budget! Contact Missy Gordon to book – Email – Website

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Maquette Sculpture

Materials fee: $75 – 1 hour

Maquettes: miniature sculptures of creatures used for animation or production purposes to see what the full sized creature will look like upon completion. A prime example of an effects artists talents and a crucial part in the planning stages of creating full sized monsters. In this demo Rj will showcase Maquette’s and how/why they are created for films … using two different clays WED and SUPER SCULPY.

We can work within any budget! Contact Missy Gordon to book – Email – Website

 


 

FacialApplianceSculpture

Facial Appliance Sculpture

Materials fee: $75 -1 hour

This sculpture class will show the attendee how to avoid the pratfalls and obstacles in creating an appliance make up that demolds quickly and easily and safely. Also how to create a great prosthetic appliance from your sculpt. Utilizing one or more types of clay Rj will start a sculpture on a facial cast and explain the process through to the end.

We can work within any budget! Contact Missy Gordon to book – Email – Website

MoldingYourApplianceMakeUp

Molding Your Appliance Make Up

Materials fee:$75 – 1.5 hours

Rj will demonstrate to attendees how to mold the prosthetic sculpt in Ultra Cal 30 stone and additionally go over some other molding materials, how to prep a mold for your medium and what to do with it when its done.

We can work within any budget! Contact Missy Gordon to book – Email – Website

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Facial Appliance Sculpture and Molding Combo

Materials fee: 100 2.5 hours

Both classes taught back to back to illustrate how and where things fall into place in the creation process.

We can work within any budget! Contact Missy Gordon to book – Email – Website

 


 

CableControlsinYourPuppet-MaskApplications

Cable Controls in Your Puppet/Mask

Materials fee: $150 – 1 hour

Rj will demonstrate basic cable controls for your mask/puppet applications raging to manual pulled cables all the way to advanced servo motor controls. leading into animatronic Puppetry.

We can work within any budget! Contact Missy Gordon to book – Email – Website

AnimatronicPuppetryApplications

Animatronic Puppetry Applications

Materials fee $150 – 1 hour

Rj will demonstrate the creation of a remote controlled hand mechanism for your attendees and walk them through the steps and materials needed to create one of their own.

We can work within any budget! Contact Missy Gordon to book – Email – Website

LargeBodyPuppetry

Building Large Body Puppets:

Materials fee: $175 -1.5 hrs

Rj Will demonstrate the creation of carnival style/ back pack body puppets and how you can create your own for less than $175 make a real splash at Halloween, in a Parade, or at your haunted house with one of these guys.

We can work within any budget! Contact Missy Gordon to book – Email – Website