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Real gruesome makeup and more at NYC’s RAW event this FridayBooks/Art/Culture,Movies/TV,News Michael Gingold
Special makeup FX aren’t only used in the service of screen fictions; they can have real-world applications as well. One artist who practices that side of the craft is Danielle Masterson, who is among the talents celebrated at New York City’s RAW: natural born artists showcase later this week.
This Friday, April 25 starting at 7 p.m., Masterson will be one of dozens of makeup and other visual artists, photographers, musicians and other performers showing their stuff at RAW’s Spectrum event, which takes place at The Cutting Room (44 East 32nd Street). The event is for guests 21+ with cocktail attire; tickets are $20 at the door or $15 via the official webpage, where you can also find more information.
Masterson is an Emmy Award nominee who serves as the makeup FX supervisor for the Paladin Center, an upstate-New York support facility for first responders, for which she creates extremely lifelike casualty prosthetics and blood of the type seen below. “First responders and military personnel recognize and support the ongoing need for realistic traumatic injury-simulation training,” Masterson tells Fango. “Utilizing high-fidelity moulage techniques in this training better equips these personnel to deal with actual trauma and triage. Very lifelike, real-to-the-eye injury simulations increase the responders’ knowledge and performance.” For more info on Masterson’s work for Paladin, click here.