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Gorton Studios Prosthetics Event


For the second year, Cloud One were brought in for the annual Gorton Studios Prosthetic Make Up Event. Founded by makeup artist Neill Gorton (who supplies prosthetics for Doctor Who among other things), the event aims to educate students and enthusiasts alike regarding all things prosthetics, with a main stage including live demos, industry interviews and seminars. Cloud One were brought in to supply video, cameras, lighting and sound and the results were fantastic.

Because of the intricacies of the work, close up cameras need to be utilised to relay the procedures onto a big screen for the 600 in attendance. There is also an array of videos and presentations which need to be shown throughout the various talks and seminars. With no rigging available in the venue (Aston University’s Great Hall), an entire floor package had to be brought in to light the models from every angle, but without blinding the makeup artists as they work.


Because of the open forum nature of the interviews, many channels of radio microphones need to be made available for use all over the room, which was covered nicely by our D&B E12s in various positions. This year the entire show was also recorded and sent back to Gorton for promotional use. The event is always very interesting, and we’ll look forward to seeing what monsters and creations the Gorton’s have in store for us next year. Photos all used with kind permission from Gorton Studios Photographer and Paul Jones.

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