Special effects makeup adds a dimension of reality to dramas or movies. In our next report, we bring you a glimpse into the world of special effects makeup and stage props.
This princess is chubby in a TV drama. But she is slim and slender in reality. A young actor in his 30s plays the role of an elderly professor. With his makeup removed, he changes back into a young man, showing the limitless potential of an actor's transformation. Let's take a close look at the entire process. First, take a plaster cast of the face or body to make artificial skin. The key is to study the shape of muscles and find a mold that is as natural as possible.
[Soundbite] Hwang Hyo-kyun(Special Effects Makeup Company) : "The manual work takes about a month, as muscles near the lips and in the face are not expressed naturally if the silicone is too thick."
There is a puppet that replaces actors. With a machine installed inside, the breathing puppet is so sophisticated that none of the audience can notice it. These brutal weapons were actually made with plastic. Engineering technology is being combined with special effects makeup, as shown in moving animals that are actually robots covered in special skin.
[Soundbite] Kim Ka-ryun(Special Effects Makeup Company) : "Some can view it as audiences being deceived. But it is necessary for safety."
Special effects makeup and elaborate stage props add greater reality to TV dramas and movies. They are helping Korean cultural contents make their way into the global market.