Makinarium

The term Hyperrealism indicates artistic creations of incredible manufacturing techniques which reproduce very closely the reality through this artistic work.

Makinarium brings together an ancient Italian tradition, which started with classic sculpture of Renaissance and continued with the great works of wax modeling by the creators like Zumbo which are exhibited in the of it museums such as the Specola of Florence.

Making full use of that past, the artistic training of our makeup artists-sculptors, painters, hyperrealism artists goes beyond to reach the most modern techniques of Special Make-up.

The absolute quality and realism of each prepared by us special make-up come from the true bases of sculpture, photography, hyperrealistic painting, and last but not the least we rely on advanced technologies of the sector.

After we acquired the advanced makeup techniques of the major US films, our know-how has been enriched a lot over time by numerous personalised researches.

Both in materials, with research in the various sectors of silicones and composites, together with acquiring valuable techniques in coloring and finishing derived from medical-scientific areas.

The realisation of the prosthesis suitable for a very realistic cinematographic quality, begins from the study of the composition of silicon, often encapsulated vinyl or mono-components of our conception.

The study of their static performance must be fundamentally supported by the study of their dynamic performance. For example, extension is the right reaction of the compounds.

The realism is based primarily on the most advanced simulation of the reaction of the skin while movement. For that purpose we modulate platinum-based silicones by ourselves.

It is almost never happens that the right formula is achieved with just a single mix of components. Almost always it is an encapsulated, or a stratified of different materials.

The polyurethane mixes, vinyl, poly-addition silicones, the poly-condensation silicones, adhesives and acrylic emulsions, the polymers in the conception of the prosthesis all these must be calibrated.

Everything should contribute for the final result not to be ever just a painted sculpture. For this reason painting techniques are based on the coloration of the molds and penetration under silicone of the pigmented solvents.

The last necessary step in order to obtain a photographic realism in the prosthesis, as in the hyper-realistic reproductions for   both wax and   scientific museums, but especially for animal reproductions it is the integration of hair and fur itself.

In this supported by an established theatrical tradition, real and synthetic hair and fur are treated and applied directly in the laboratory.

The study of realism designed in its every aspect for both human mannequins and live actors allows us to advance into very detailed shots.

But of course the process of prosthesis creation and hyper-realistic reproduction goes through complex moulding phases.

The materials and the techniques.

Makinarium over the years brought together technicians and specialised artists. In this forge of arts numerous customised techniques were created.

So today we experiment with totally transparent molds, techniques of resin thermoforming, demo-liquid gel silicone, scratch-resistant elastomers with under-skin coloring.

All those represent the series of small patents already obtained.

 

 

 

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