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The Conehead experiment failure tutorial

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In 1993 Paramount Pictures brought us this insane science fiction comedy directed by Steve Barron, and starring Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtin, and Michelle Burke. In an effort to recreate a conehead we headed (no pun intended) to the studio and started working. But things didn’t turn out like we thought. So this is rather an sfx tutorial about a failed makeup, but you can still learn something.

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Gear used
Nikon D810
Nikon D5500
Nikon 105mm f/2.8 Micro VR
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 ART
Final Cut Pro X
Pro Tools
Apple Macbook Pro 15″ Retina

Comments

  1. Callum Schafer

    1 week ago

    That did not look live conehead
  2. Zoe Creates

    1 month ago

    Why not
  3. Reming Morton

    2 months ago

    Love this!!! Every artist has pieces or looks that didn't go so well. I know I have
  4. Jacob Khaled

    4 months ago

    Das me
  5. Rachel Xo

    4 months ago

    I think this was awesome. Not a fail at all.. love it
  6. Tamsin Howland

    4 months ago

    Man, I love Mac!
  7. Diana Benitez

    6 months ago

    im very late. but maybe making a clay mold in the shape that you want and using the liquid latex to make a prosthetic. then filling it with tissue or something to hold the shape. and using the sculpting gel to blend on the face. idk just a thought.
  8. Dylan Montana

    1 year ago

    @ellimacs you could use cusion form and glue it to the thinkness you want and the shape it the way you want. Kinda like how a drag queen does the hip pads. I'm actually looking into doing this. I was also considering using panty hoes to stretch over it and give it a skinish tone.
  9. Margaret Branson

    1 year ago

    what you need to do is get everything the lightest color that you are working with first then go in with the darker color because a foundation or creme paint simply isn't going to be 100% full coverage so it will look a little different based on what background that you give it to work with. If you found a foundation or creme paint similarly colored to the bald cap and applied that to his face, let that set, and put on the flesh colored foundation over everything again might not have such a dramatic color difference. it might seem stupid to change his face color just to change it back but i think that it will work. also I'm pretty sure that the cone heads have some wrinkles in their head so if you put those right where the bald cap meets the skin that might cover it up a bit but it would looker better on a model with a tall forehead
  10. Lush Libby

    1 year ago

    Skin tape
  11. Natalie Kenny

    1 year ago

    try colouring the bald caps or the cotton inside first, should fix the colour miss match x
  12. Crafty Lady

    1 year ago

    I found a cone head baled cap that worked but I have to much hair and a big head it did not fit all the way but I still looked like a great alien
  13. Holly Jo

    1 year ago

    Just cover with latex no bald cap or make a gelatin mold for the head. You Don't have to do the whole head just the outside to smooth it and add a foundation color to match.
  14. Rhyan Eisloeffel

    1 year ago

    omg that's what he looks like
  15. Madison Ezell

    1 year ago

    Since everybody else is talking about colors and stuff what I would recommend was to put a bald cap on the model first so you wouldn't have had to worry so much of the second overlap to cover his head. I don't know how it would work but it sounded good in my head so I thought I would share
  16. Krzystof Citrus

    1 year ago

    Ask Dan Ackroyd, he might be able to help
  17. Superman Vazquez

    1 year ago

    This reminds me of patrick from spongebob! When spongebob and patrick was stuck in sandys house and patrick says Who you calling pinhead. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
  18. lee kwang soo. thats all I can think rn hahah
  19. Oh Nope

    1 year ago

    2:22 -What people think when you say you belive in aliens.
  20. Alex Opal

    1 year ago

    Mac ๐Ÿ˜
  21. Joanne Carroll

    1 year ago

    Honestly people, which part of "the latex bald cap changed ALL of the colours we tried to apply" did u not understand? They TRIED all of the colours or they wouldn't have been there til 2am.
  22. just me

    1 year ago

    omg eeewwww its so disgusting.... anyways: ๐Ÿ‘
  23. Audrey Marion

    1 year ago

    what you could of done is place a color that is 2 or 3 shades darker then the baled cap and then placed the skin tone on top of the brown๐Ÿ˜€
  24. Audrey Marion

    1 year ago

    what you could of done is place a color that is 2 or 3 shades darker then the baled cap and then placed the skin tone on top of the brown๐Ÿ˜€
  25. Mari King

    1 year ago

    My. name is leah
  26. mighty duck

    1 year ago

    am I the only one who thinks this is like the spongebob episode of the conehead
  27. Hannah Hetzel

    1 year ago

    Base of white all over, then color with skin tones
  28. the reynolds family

    1 year ago

    so, what you guys going to do when you hit 1 million subscribers?
  29. Nicole Anne Haringa

    1 year ago

    wow
  30. learn with k-lou

    1 year ago

    yes
  31. Jaye Greco

    1 year ago

    Color matching is super difficult. I've found that if you put down a darker color over the latex first, then go with lighter colors it seems to blend much better! It's worked pretty well for me. Also Stuart Bray has some wonderful videos on color matching! Love you guys and I hope this helped anyone reading! -Jaye
  32. itsRiley belle

    1 year ago

    k
  33. C L

    1 year ago

    Should have used a condom instead of a bald cap
  34. Play With me

    1 year ago

    no
  35. Eh Ch

    1 year ago

    Couldn't you just paint the face and the head white, let it dry, and then paint over it again with a skin color?
  36. tilly buchanan

    1 year ago

    the skintones wernt so much a give away but it was more the edges of the baled cap so maby cover that up a bit more????
  37. Xavier Frosth

    1 year ago

    Trials & Errors Teaches You some Lessons for Next Time :), Pretty Nice Attempt tho!
  38. Kristi

    1 year ago

    when he said thumbhead who else instantly thought spy kids
  39. xem._

    1 year ago

    Try using latex and toilet paper in between the bald cap and the skin
  40. Luna Acevedo Santos

    1 year ago

    It looks like bald Beavis from "Beavis & Butthead"! I'M IN LOVE.
  41. Marz E

    1 year ago

    I don't think it was such a fail...
  42. Sydney Burasco

    1 year ago

    Brilliant
  43. Serena Morrison

    1 year ago

    This is so cool. I didn't even notice the odd colour matching until you pointed it out! ๐Ÿ˜‚
  44. Amelia

    2 years ago

    Omg August 25th is my birthday ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
  45. Eliana Garcia

    2 years ago

    He reminds me of Crowley
  46. dumbskiis666

    2 years ago

    @ 5:54 this is my favorite pause moment LOL not sure why but this conehead looks awesome!! Macs has one of those calming narrator voices that makes everything better. He does not look like an old "creepy granddad" ... not sure why some people freaked out about that
  47. mafter show

    2 years ago

    ITS NOT A FAIL!
  48. Noah Coaster

    2 years ago

    I thought this was pretty cool
  49. Matt Lip

    2 years ago

    Just a tip, if you put a flesh color straight on a prostetic or sfx piece it only shows that color only, the human skin has sevral colors integrated into it like red for the blood and capillaries that are under the skin, you can also use blue which make it look like there is veins underneath the skin, but if the color is to light use a brown water activated paint dilute it ALOT with water and stipple it all over and use more water to make it less patchy same goes or when the color is to dark but instead use white :)
  50. Chase Umpleby

    2 years ago

    paper mache is great
  51. _b.ittersweet_

    2 years ago

    cool so cool
  52. Cherry Rage

    2 years ago

    "It Jake... From planet State Farm" ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
  53. TattyCat

    2 years ago

    Honestly I think that the cone head looks pretty good
  54. Megyn Casteel

    2 years ago

    a better way to make a conehead is to get a kinda big bowl and put it on ur head and then just put a colored hair net on
  55. Curly

    2 years ago

    can you make a pirate helloween tutorial that be awesome
  56. lisa vids

    2 years ago

    I am a great huge fan ellie
  57. pancakes 4ever

    2 years ago

    four your nivaue this isnt the best you could have done but if yours was perfect and I tried to copy it , it probaply would have looked like this xD
  58. Liam Aitchison

    2 years ago

    I would have put stitches around the place you were trying to blend
  59. Hanna Keyes

    2 years ago

    Macs reminds me of pewds if he was a bit older ( no Ofense macs! You don't look that old and your editing is๐Ÿ‘Œ)
  60. Wesley Perso

    2 years ago

    just as an idea did you tried to apply red grease paint all over the bold cap before using foundation? that would help for sure not getting a different shade from skin to bald cap. xoxo Wesley IG: wesleyhiltonmakeup
  61. Wesley Perso

    2 years ago

    just as an idea did you tried to apply red grease paint all over the bold cap before using foundation? that would help for sure not getting a different shade from skin to bald cap. xoxo Wesley IG: wesleyhiltonmakeup
  62. Wesley Perso

    2 years ago

    just as an idea did you tried to apply red grease paint all over the bold cap before using foundation? that would help for sure not getting a different shade from skin to bald cap. xoxo Wesley IG: wesleyhiltonmakeup
  63. Wesley Perso

    2 years ago

    just as an idea did you tried to apply red grease paint all over the bold cap before using foundation? that would help for sure not getting a different shade from skin to bald cap. xoxo Wesley IG: @wesleyhiltonmakeup
  64. Wesley Perso

    2 years ago

    just as an idea did you tried to apply red grease paint all over the bold cap before using foundation? that would help for sure not getting a different shade from skin to bald cap. xoxo Wesley IG: http://instagram/wesleyhiltonmakeup
  65. Wesley Perso

    2 years ago

    just as an idea did you tried to apply red grease paint all over the bold cap before using foundation? that would help for sure not getting a different shade from skin to bald cap. xoxo Wesley IG: http://instagram/wesleyhiltonmakeup
  66. carly knopf

    2 years ago

    A good way to fix colors it apply a dark brown color (doesn't matter grease, water etc.) on top of your bald cap, then apply the same foundation color over the face and head. Like color correcting SFX style!โ˜บ๏ธ
  67. Jam 13

    2 years ago

    I've watched this about 700 tunes
  68. KILL3R_WH4L3 GAMING

    2 years ago

    I thought macs was like 20
  69. b0Bob Polly

    2 years ago

    no
    • photographer 2be

      1 year ago

      +ellimacs sfx makeup Could you please do a cat I. the hat or thin one thing two zombie tutorial it's for a costume I need I can't find ideas anywhere! thanks
    • ellimacs sfx makeup

      2 years ago

      +b0Bob Polly you're right
  70. Twenty one Crybabies

    2 years ago

    You could probably use a lighter or darker foundation so when it dries it would be lighter or darker.Im no makeup expert so I don't know what I'm talking about,but in my mind it seems like it would work
  71. Lukas Lorentzen

    2 years ago

    I can't understand that its a failure!?
  72. EveBeauty Xxx

    2 years ago

    And now.....YAY HAHA macs
  73. Alliyah Stjulus

    2 years ago

    I'm at the end of the best day ever
  74. Alliyah Stjulus

    2 years ago

    I'm so excited about the future
  75. Celine Longoria

    2 years ago

    Soy mexicana y le encanta tu canal, probablemente no entiendan esto pero querรญa decirlo, y tambiรฉn querรญa preguntar el canal es de la rubia o es del narrador?