John Wheaton – Designing Deformities, Creatures, and Monsters



John Wheaton has over 25 years in the film industry and is a top Special Effects Makeup Designer and Sculptor. John has won 2 Primetime Emmys for outstanding makeup in a series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and one of my favorite shows ever The X-Files. He is more recently known for TV shows such as LegionPreacherI am Number Four, and Babylon 5 as well as films like The Book of EliSuicide Squad, and Predators.  It is with honor, that I present to you a special effects makeup master, John Wheaton. please enjoy!
Show Notes:
[2:00] Interview Starts
[4:00] The inception of John’s fascination with horror films, creatures, and monsters
[7:30] John’s special effects early research; Fangoria Magazine and Star Log Magazine
[9:00] John’s take on creativity
[12:00] HUMAN SKULLS on John’s Vari Desk I want this full size one Full vari Desk
[14:00] Special Effects Makeup
[16:00] Who is cut out for a career in Special Effects Makeup
[19:00] John’s advice on getting your work see and getting good feedback
feedback on designing and criticism
[26:00] The special effects stage
[29:30] Designing on the computer, John uses Intuos Wacom Pad and here I found a less expensive older model that has great reviews Older Version  Z-Brush Software
[33:30] Multiple stages
[40:00] Don’t waste time
[43:00] Ego and politics
[45:30] Dealing with stress or overwhelmed
[53:30] John Wheaton on facebook (Burbank) and here is his  John’s IMDB
[99:30] One thing we can do to get inspired today. Just start without thinking so much.

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Tony Suriano

Tony is an America Director, Actor, and the host of "Unfake It Till You Make it", a podcast featuring professionals in the entertainment industry. It is a creative guide that provides advice, strategies and moldable methods in the field. Additionally, he is a working Director, Producer, and Writer. While attending high school, Tony completed Disney Producer, Kevin Kelly's film program, which started his journey as a Film Auteur. His film, "The Face In The Vile", (Director/Actor) was selected and featured on NBC's Chiller TV station. Throughout that same year, he began producing branded content, receiving multiple awards & recognitions for his work. In front of the camera, Tony's acting landed his first Netflix role in a Martin Scorsese film called, "The Irishman." Tony's film & music background bleed into each story he tells. With a mix of audacity and prudence, he believes deeply in synergy and searching for the best third alternative.

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