On Set Prosthetics (1770) CW Vodcast Script Assignment Vodcast Part One: Introduction to the assignment and completing Page 1- the suitability of prosthetic materials and products for a design scenario. Welcome to the On Set Prosthetics assignment vodcast part 1 of 4. My name is Alex Wathey and I am the module leader for On Set Prosthetics at level 5. I hope this vodcast will be of guidance to you in completing your assignment. This piece of coursework, which is a Pebble Pad Portfolio, has a 100% weighting towards your final grade for this module, has a written element of 2000 words as well as a practical element and will be assessed upon using the Level 5 Practical Activities Grading Criteria, which can be found in the Assignment tab. This assignment needs to be completed following the Pebble Pad template provided. Let’s have a look at the Pebble Pad template. As you can see there are 4 pages to this assignment – one which focusses on the suitability of prosthetic materials and products, one which focusses on the application and colouring of foam latex prosthetics, one which focusses on the application and colouring of gelatine prosthetics, and the other on silicone prosthetics. Each page needs to be fully completed in order to meet the learning outcomes which are: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a range of prosthetic materials and painting mediums, identifying their suitability for different make-up design scenarios.Employ industry-recognised techniques to demonstrate technical ability in the application, blending and colouring of prosthetics.Review and reflect upon the application and colouring of gelatine, encapsulated silicone and foam latex pieces. So, firstly, let’s concentrate on page one of your assignment – the suitability of prosthetic materials and products for a make-up design scenario. Firstly, you need to select one design scenario out of the choice of 6, which are listed in the link here. The document can also be found in the Canvas assignment tab. Once you have made your choice, click on the corresponding design scenario number to select your option. Next, you must select either the gelatine, IPA based encapsulated silicone, Acetone based encapsulated silicone, or foam latex option, considering what prosthetic material would be the most suitable to use in the chosen design scenario. Within your sessions, you will learn about the properties of each material and there will be advantages and disadvantages for each material, making them really suitable for certain make-up design scenarios and not so suitable for others. Make sure that you take into consideration all the factors of your design scenario and the properties of each product before you make your selection. For example, if the design scenario you have chosen is filmed under water, you would need to consider what prosthetic materials would be waterproof, or what make-up products you could use to make them water proof. You then need to decide how you would want to apply it – select either the prosthetic transfer method or demoulded prosthetic method. Before selecting, it may be useful to consider the timings that you will have to apply it on set, the advantages and disadvantages of using each method and/or the possibility of using the application method with the prosthetic materials that you have selected. After making these choices, you need to justify why you have chosen them in this next text box. There is a guideline of 400 words here, so you must provide reasons why you have chosen the prosthetic material and application method in comparison to the other available choices, relating this back to the requirements of the design scenario. In order to meet the first learning outcome, you need to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of prosthetic materials here. It is recommended that you form comparisons with other prosthetic materials and applications methods available, in order to determine which one is the most suitable to the design scenario. You need to convince the reader why the option that you have picked is the best choice. To strengthen your argument, make sure that you support your comments with evidence of research. Next, you will need to choose two prosthetic make-up products or painting mediums from the list linked here for you to open. Choose any two that you think will be suitable for your make-up design scenario and prosthetic material used. Type in your 2 product choices here. Next, is a text box where you need to explain why these product choices would be suitable for your design scenario? Again, there is a guideline of 400 words for this section. You will learn in class and with further experimentation and reading, the benefits of using some products and paints for some prosthetic materials and the disadvantage of using them for others. Take these into consideration when commenting in this box, along with the specific requirements of your design scenario. Again, to strengthen your argument, make sure that you support your comments with evidence of research, by citing the references in the main body of text. This brings me onto the final box for this first page of four for the assignment. Here, you need to input your reference list which you have used to complete this first page. The UCB referencing guide is linked here for your convenience to make sure that these are formatted and cited correctly. That’s it for part one of the assignment vodcast. Please come back and view part two for guidance on completing the rest of your assignment. Assignment Vodcast Part 2: Introduction to pages 2,3 and 4 and completing the Foam latex page of your assignment – Photographic Evidence and Evaluations of application and colouring. Hello, and welcome back to part 2 of 4 of the assignment vodcast for the On Set Prosthetics module. This vodcast will cover some general information about the layout of pages 2, 3, 4, as well as cover in detail what you need to be including in the foam latex page (page 2) of your PebblePad Portfolio. Pages 2, 3 and 4 of the portfolio are formatted in similar ways, in the respect that you will need to input photographs of your practical work that you have done in class and then evaluate on the results. Each evaluation has a guideline of 400 words. It is important to note that the practical applications of each prosthetic pieces will be timed – the timings that you have to apply each piece are detailed in your MDRS. This is reflective of the time that it should take you to apply a prosthetic piece on set plus 30 minutes extra since we are nice and appreciate that you are learning! When making the gelatine/slush latex and silicone prosthetics, it may be worthwhile to make 2 – 1 as a back up. If for whatever reason you are unhappy with one of your gelatine/slush latex or silicone applications, you will have the opportunity to redo one of them in week 7 for your portfolio, providing that you are up to date with all other practical work for this module. It is important to note that there will be no spare foam latex pieces available for you to redo and application, and therefore your first application of this piece must be submitted and reflected upon. Vodcast Part Two: Page 2 –Foam Latex Prosthetics This brings us on to page 2 of the Pebblepad: the application and colouring of foam latex. In the practical session, you will be given a pre-made foam latex piece which will be chosen at random. You will not have the opportunity to swap or use an additional piece to the one that you have been allocated. The first photographs that you need to include are of the foam latex prosthetic applied on your model and coloured realistically to match their skin tone. As you can see, you need to present a front view, two side views and a close up of the prosthetic edges. In the front view, there needs to be your name tag presented in the photograph and all photographs must be present professionally and they should be in focus, enabling a clear view of your prosthetic make-up work. It is very important to note that these photographs should be unedited, as we are looking for your technical skill in applying prosthetic make-up. We will be assessing you on how seamlessly you have blended the edges of the prosthetic into the skin, and how proficiently you have coloured the prosthetic to match the model’s skin tone. This brings us onto the 400 word evaluation. Here, you need to reflect upon the strengths and weaknesses of your application and colouring, commenting on things like the accurate positioning of the prosthetic, the security and staying power of the prosthetic, the blending of the edges and the accuracy of the colouring. It is important to use research to support your comments, for example consider providing images of foam latex prosthetic make-ups that have been applied by industry professionals to successfully compare your work against. By industry professionals, we mean by someone who has worked on set and is credited on IMDB for their prosthetic make-up work on a television programme or film. There are research image boxes below the evaluation for you to insert the research images to support your comments. You do not need to use all the available research image boxes here if you do not want to, but when you are using a research image box, ensure that you are referring to the image as image A, B, C etc in the main body of text in your evaluation to support your comments. As well as identifying the strengths and weaknesses of your application and colouring, you need to create an action plan and form viable conclusions on exactly how you could improve next time. For example, if you state that your colouring is too yellow, what colour would you need to use to neutralise the colour? What product would you use? How would you apply this? What brush or technique would you use? Would you need to do anything else to make the colour stay? Similarly, if you identify that the blending of the edges were not very good, what techniques, products, methods could you use to rectify this? Professional practice could also be reflected upon such as time management and preparation, linking back to how this in relevant for on set purposes. Again, evidence of reading and research should be used to support your recommendations, and put the references that you have cited on this Pebble Pad page in the reference box following the UCB referencing guide, which is conveniently hyperlinked here. Please come back for part 3 of the vodcast, where there will be guidance in completing the next section of your portfolio: gelatine/slush latex prosthetics. Vodcast Part 3: Page 3: Gelatine/Slush latex prosthetics Hello, and welcome back to part 3 of 4 of the assignment vodcast for the On Set Prosthetics module. This vodcast will provide guidance on how to complete page 3 of your Pebblepad assignment, entitled Gelatine/Slush Latex Prosthetics. There is a choice of prosthetic material here, depending upon yours, or your model’s personal preferences towards using gelatine, which is an animal by product. You will be making and applying the gelatine or slush latex prosthetic in your practical session and you are required to colour this prosthetic to match the model’s skin tone and insert photographs of the make-up into the boxes here. Remember that at least one image needs to have your name tag presented in the photograph. Similar to the evaluation requirements to the foam latex application, you should reflect upon the strengths and weaknesses of your application and colouring of the gelatine/slush latex piece. Within the practical session, your peer will fill out a form and review your application, colouring and removal process. You should look to include a photograph of this feedback within one of the research boxes and use this to support your reflections. You should also provide an action plan on how to improve next time. It is important to be as specific as possible when suggesting how to make the improvements, and you need to support these recommendations of alternative techniques, tools and products with evidence of research. You should not be writing a step by step of the process, nor should you be reflecting upon the sculpting and mould making of the piece. You should be reflecting on the colouring and application only. Within your evaluation however, you should look to reflect upon the intrinsic colouring of the gelatine/slush latex piece too and where necessary, applying and showcasing your knowledge of colour theory. If you choose to use slush latex as an alternative to gelatine, you need to briefly reflect on some of the issues surrounding the use of gelatine before evaluating the success of your application and colouring of the slush latex piece. You should also look to compare the differences of results of working in slush latex rather than gelatine in terms of aesthetics if you have chosen this alternative method, so as to successfully meet learning outcome 3. Please come back for the final part to the vodcast, part 4, where you will find guidance on how to successfully complete the page 4 of your assignment which is the application and colouring of silicone prosthetics. Assignment Vodcast Part 4 – Silicone Prosthetics Hello and welcome back to part 4, the final part of the assignment vodcast. In this part, we will be looking at how to complete page 4 of the assignment, which is the application and colouring of a large encapsulated silicone prosthetic. In class, you will be required to make a large silicone prosthetic which has been encapsulated with acetone-based cap plastic. The minimum size that the prosthetic can be is 8 inches x 3½ inches, and the maximum size that the prosthetic should be is 8 inches by 8 inches. The silicone piece needs to show your creative colouring ability, and therefore it is important to source some good reference images before making and colouring your piece. Please note, when making and colouring your piece, you should NOT be copying another make-up artists existing work. You should look to take inspiration from nature, animals, space, character descriptions in books, art, or architecture for example. Good reference images will include details such as patterns, texture and shape and will be clear to enable accurate observation of colour. Firstly, input the front view, side view and close-up photographs of your application of a large, silicone prosthetic applied to a model. This prosthetic should be encapsulated with acetone-based cap plastic and should demonstrate your ability to colour creatively. Again, your front view photograph should include your name tag in it. Next, evaluate the success of your application and colouring. As with ALL of these evaluations, you are NOT required to evaluate the prosthetic making process, unless it has directly had an impact on the application and colouring of the final piece. For example, if you intrinsically coloured the silicone too opaquely. There are ways to correct these issues when applying and colouring the prosthetic and therefore you should make the application and colouring methods of the prosthetic a primary focus to your discussion. You could also reflect upon the additional time it took to try and rectify any issues that the prosthetic piece had during application, and how this could have had an impact if you were to apply them on set under time pressure for example. Again, ensure that you are supporting your reflections with evidence of research. You also need to be reflecting upon your creative colouring here – did you back paint? Airbrush? Use different brushwork, use different products? Were these effective? How useful were these if you were to work on set? Was the final result what you imagined? Are there any things which you would do differently? Why? How would you do them differently, what techniques, products, colours etc would you use instead? You should include reference images of your sources of inspiration for colouring in the research image boxes provided here, and compare your colouring to the references that you used. Again, support your suggestions with evidence of reading, and include the full references of the citations used in the main body of text here, in the reference box provided. I hope these vodcasts have been useful. Please also familiarise yourself with the reading list and resources on Canvas to help you with your assignment. If you have further questions about your assignment, you can ask them on the On Set Prosthetics discussion board in Canvas which also enables you to view frequently asked questions by other students or contact your lecturer – the contact details for each lecturer can be found on the Home Page on the Canvas module site.
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