Academy Award winning make-up artist, Bill Corso, has revealed a closer look at the battle damage make-up from Terminator: Dark Fate’s final act.
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For all my Makeup friends, here you go. Here is the full frame of ‘Carl’ the T-800 in his stage 2 trauma makeup, played beautifully by the fantastic Arnold Schwarzenegger. Makeup designed by myself, ( see 2nd pic) based on the iconic Stan Winston and Jeff Dawn makeups of T1,2 and 3. As I’ve posted before, Legacy Studios took my roughed out sculpts and gave me beautiful appliances to use. I was assisted in application by my good friend ( makeup artist and Director) Geoff Redknap with Hair Design by Michael White with Larry Waggoner doing the day to day. Great lenses by Cristina Patterson. All this, augmented by the genius of ILM, and our VFX Supervisor Eric Barba. ( who graciously took my initial designs and continual input to heart and followed into execution) See the following pictures for my designs and pics of the makeups on set. #terminator #terminatordarkfate #arnoldschwarzenegger #makeup #makeupeffects #specialeffectsmakeup #prosthetics #paint #powder #blood #injury #killer #robot #future #scifi #jamescameron #timmiller #ilm #cyberdyne #technology FYI For those curious as to why he’s so clean in this stage 2 trauma, there’s a good reason that if you see the movie you’ll know. 😉
Bill Corso explained via an instagram post that this “Trauma” make-up was inspired by the work of Stan Winston Studio and Jeff Dawn on the first 3 Terminator movies and was brought to life by blending practical and CG FX.
Bill’s designs/rough sculpts were passed over to the team at Legacy Effects who then gave perfected practical appliances for Corso to work with – then ILM did the rest of the work to bring Battle Damaged Carl to life on the big-screen.
Bill Corso was also responsible for doing battle make-up for Dani Ramos (Natalia Reyes). Bill is very fond of the actress and made the following post on instagram.
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In addition to designing all of the makeup looks for Terminator:Dark Fate, I personally handled the day to day makeups of ‘Carl’ and this beauty, the luminous Natalia Reyes who plays ‘Dani Ramos’. The one note I kept getting from Tim Miller, our fantastic Director was to stop making her so pretty, to rough her up more. Fact is, the more roughed up she got, the prettier she got 😄I’d like to take credit but she’s a true beauty, inside and out. #terminatordarkfate #terminator #makeup #distressed #breakdown #sweat #acting #beautiful #columbia #mexico
Bill Corso also painted the awesome T-800 stunt mask used in the movie’s production – the aforementioned mask was most recently seen worn by Natalia on Jimmy Kimmel Live’s Halloween episode.
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