Sculpture 4

Molding and Casting the Head

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Description

'Molding & Casting the Head' picks up where 'Sculpting the Detailed Character Head' left off. Beginning with the sculpture, this four-hour lecture takes the student through preparing the sculpture to be molded, right up to pulling a plaster cast out of the mold. Through a step-by-step process, students will learn a variety of mold making techniques, how to break the sculpture up for individual molding, how to make a flexible silicone Matrix mold, and then on to producing a casting of the sculpture. All while being exposed to the special materials and tricks of this trade. Students will also learn how to avoid the practical pitfalls associated with this kind of work, walking away with a solid foundation for molding & casting their own projects.


Duration: 150 minutes

Format: SD 640x480

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John Brown

Character / Creature Designer Sculptor

With over forty film and television credits, John Brown’s skills as a sculptor placed him in the top live-action special make-up FX houses in Hollywood. Credits include Alien Resurrection, Species 2, George of the Jungle, Jumanji, X-Files, Mars Attacks, Bless The Child, Monkeybone, The Cell, Spy Kids, Scary Movie 2, Planet of the Apes and a host of others. John is also a bronze figurative artist whose sculptures reside in private collections throughout the United States.

  • "I have had the great fortune and enjoyment of watching John Brown’s exceptional tutorial series on sculpting the human figure and head. John draws from a traditional approach where he has an incredible indepth understanding of the Bridgeman philosophy. His tutorials are succinct, focused and deliver a wonderful set of tutorials on sculpting the human form. I now enjoy sharing these tutorials with the sculpting team here at Weta Workshop and believe they will also get a great deal out of John’s teachings."

    - Richard Taylor
    Co-Owner and Creative Director Weta Workshop