Stan Winston may not be a household name to most, but his special make-up effects work is known to audiences all over the world, through such movies as Terminator, Terminator 2, Batman Returns, Edward Scissorhands and Jurassic Park. Although Winston passed away in 2008, his legacy and vision continues through his school for visual make-up effects— The Stan Winston School of Character Arts.
The Stan Winston School of Character Arts is the only make-up effects school in the world that offers on demand access to training by top professionals in the special effects industry. These streaming, high def lessons cover everything you need to transform actors into whatever alien or fantasy creature your mind can conjure. Partnered with Hollywood’s top effects artists and studios, SWSCA’s students are exposed to the greatest talents in the business, to mold them into future effects wizards.
Oddly enough, Stan Winston didn’t start out to be a special effects make-up man— he wanted to be an actor. But when he couldn’t get any parts, he opened up a make-up effects studio in the early 1970’s and almost from the get-go got accolades for his work on the made-for-TV film, Gargoyles, winning an Emmy for his innovative make-ups. In 1978 he created the Wookiee costumes for the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special. However it wasn’t until 1984 and a little film called The Terminator that put Winston and his make-up studio on the map.
Although Stan didn’t initially want to be a special effects make-up artist, there are thousands of his fans who do. That’s why Stan started The Stan Winston School of Character Arts, and why the school is now offering all new subscribers a three-day free trial to see for themselves how their favorite movie monsters are made, totally risk free. New users can select from a variety of monthly or yearly subscription plans and can cancel at anytime during the first 3 days with absolutely no penalty.
Free trials are currently available for the following subscriptions:
1. Annual subscription: $299.99 Unlimited Lessons/Annual Renewal - Best Value.
2. The Master: $49.99 Unlimited Lessons/Monthly Renewal.
3. The Journeyman: $29.99 7 Lessons/Month - Unlimited Views - Monthly Renewal.
4. The Apprentice: $19.99 4 Lessons/Month - Unlimited Views - Monthly Renewal.
So if you’ve always wanted to be a special effects make-up artist, there’s no better time than to sign up now. Who knows, you might become the next Stan Winston.
For more info about the school or to sign up please visit their website at https://www.stanwinstonschool.com/