Friday, August 29, 2014

Kosar on Face Off JUDGE MATCH

Don't miss Chicago's own Face Off Season 4 Champion J. Anthony Kosar back on your television screens to help the judges compete against each other on Face Off JUDGE MATCH!  Watch Glenn, Ve, and Neville go head to head with the help of Face Off's finest! Who's team will Kosar be on, and which judge will reign victorious?  Find out in the most EPIC Face Off Challenge this Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 9/8c on the Syfy Channel!  Tune in and set your DVRs, and get ready for the challenge the fans have been wanting to see for 7 seasons of Face Off!  Watch the Face Off Judge Match trailer below, and see how the tables have turned!

Also, Tweet LIVE on Twitter with J. Anthony Kosar during the 9/8c airing of Face Off Judge Match this Tuesday, September 2nd!  He will be taking of the Face Off Twitter handle, so be sure to follow both Anthony @KOSARTeffects and Face Off @FaceOffSyfy and Tweet LIVE with the Season 4 Champion and get some of your questions answered!! 


Get ready for the Face Off event to end all Face Off events. On Tuesday, September 2 at 9/8c, Syfy debuts Face Off: Judge Match, an all-new original special where Face Off judges Ve Neill, Glenn Hetrick and Neville Page go head-to-head in a special make-up competition for their charity. Yep, the three judges are about to be judged themselves - and only one will win.

There's a twist, though. For the competition, the judges will pair up with two team members -- a former Face Off all-star contestant, as well as a former champion -- to create a pair of living chess pieces designed to appear in a colorful, stylized fantasy film.  In keeping with Face Off’s current season theme of “Life and Death,” one of the characters must be pure and pristine while the other is evil and twisted.

Joining the judges to assist in the competition are all-stars and fan favorites Roy Wooley (seasons 3 and 5), Miranda Jory (seasons 2 and 5), Wayne Anderson (season 4) and previous Face Off champions Conor McCullagh (season 1), Anthony Kosar (season 4) and Laura Tyler (all-star from season 2 and season 5 champion).  At stake is a cash prize for the winning judge’s favorite charity and $5,000 for each of their team members.

It all culminates with astounding creations, making for a tough decision.  Multiple Academy-Award winner and world-renowned Hollywood makeup artist Michael Westmore (Mask, Star Trek), along with Academy-Award winning makeup artist and Season 7 judge Lois Burwell (Lincoln, Braveheart, Saving Private Ryan, War Horse, War of the Worlds) have the difficult task of choosing a champion. McKenzie Westmore will host.

Ve Neill is competing for A Window Between Worlds, a non-profit organization dedicated to using art as a healing tool for survivors of domestic violence. Glenn Hetrick is competing for The North Shore Animal League, the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization. Neville Page is competing for The Orangutan Foundation International, dedicated to the conservation of wild orangutans and their rainforest habitat.

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

RIP Richard Attenborough

R.I.P Richard Attenborough. You breathed life into many characters, including my favorite John Hammond, the fictional creator of Jurassic Park. Thank you Mr. Hammond for sharing your dream to capture the imaginations of an entire planet. Most people don’t realize what the movie Jurassic Park means to me, and how every aspect of it has inspired me and my career. It is the one movie and soundtrack that makes me feel like a child again, in 2nd grade, watching wide-eyed in the theater, wishing Hammond’s dream was real. “Creation is the act of sheer will” and with that, you “spared no expense.” Dream on, Mr. Petticoat Lane.

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

KFX Wizardry at Wizard World Chicago

Be sure to stop by the Kosart Atelier booth #1305 at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con THIS WEEKEND Aug 21-24, 2014 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL for enrollment information on Classes and Workshops from Chicagoland's premier School for Entertainment Arts, founded by Face Off Season 4 Champion J. Anthony Kosar!  We are the only Make-Up FX School in Chicagoland to have 2 students competing on Face Off, Dina Cimarusti and Scott Mitchell!

And come see Face Off Season 7 FX Artist and Kosart Atelier's own Scott Mitchell do a War Wolf make-up transformation LIVE at the Kosart booth #1305 on Saturday August 23, 2014, beginning at 12pm!  Don't miss it! This is the prosthetic he created in the Advanced Make-Up FX class, enrolling now!  Info on this class HERE

We will also have some Kosart PHANTOM Pro Airbrushes available for purchase at the Kosart booth #1305!

. . . And come meet the Monster Prom boys, the awkwardly charming, teenage Dracula, Frankenstine, and Wolf-Boy that the Kosart Effects team recently created for Joshua Hoffine and Sony! 

Click HERE for more info on Wizard World Chicago!
Photos by Kosart Effects Studios, Bear McGivney, & Joshua Hoffine.  Copyright their respective owners.  All rights reserved.