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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. Dylan Montana

    5 months 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.
  2. Margaret Branson

    8 months 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
  3. Lush Libby

    8 months ago

    Skin tape
  4. Natalie Kenny

    9 months ago

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

    9 months 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
  6. Holly Jo

    10 months 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.
  7. Rhyan Eisloeffel

    10 months ago

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

    11 months 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
  9. Krzystof Citrus

    11 months ago

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

    11 months ago

    This reminds me of patrick from spongebob! When spongebob and patrick was stuck in sandys house and patrick says Who you calling pinhead. 😂😂😂
  11. mokssori 목소리

    12 months ago

    lee kwang soo. thats all I can think rn hahah
  12. Oh Nope

    12 months ago

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

    1 year ago

    Mac 😍
  14. 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.
  15. Ich

    1 year ago

    omg eeewwww its so disgusting.... anyways: 👍
  16. 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 brown😀
  17. 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 brown😀
  18. Mari King

    1 year ago

    My. name is leah
  19. mighty duck

    1 year ago

    am I the only one who thinks this is like the spongebob episode of the conehead
  20. Beware The Nargles

    1 year ago

    Base of white all over, then color with skin tones
  21. Melinda reynolds

    1 year ago

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

    1 year ago

    wow
  23. learn with k-lou

    1 year ago

    yes
  24. 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
  25. itsRiley belle

    1 year ago

    k
  26. C L

    1 year ago

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

    1 year ago

    no
  28. 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?
  29. 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????
  30. Xavier Frosth

    1 year ago

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

    1 year ago

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

    1 year ago

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

    1 year ago

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

    1 year ago

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

    1 year ago

    Brilliant
  36. Serena Morrison

    1 year ago

    This is so cool. I didn't even notice the odd colour matching until you pointed it out! 😂
  37. UnicornAms

    1 year ago

    Omg August 25th is my birthday 😂😂
  38. Eliana Garcia

    1 year ago

    He reminds me of Crowley
  39. dumbskiis666

    1 year 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
  40. mafter show

    1 year ago

    ITS NOT A FAIL!
  41. Noah Coaster

    1 year ago

    I thought this was pretty cool
  42. Lips Sfx

    1 year 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 :)
  43. Chase Umpleby

    1 year ago

    paper mache is great
  44. Ηλέκτρα

    1 year ago

    cool so cool
  45. Cherry Rage

    1 year ago

    "It Jake... From planet State Farm" 😂😂😂
  46. TattyCat

    1 year ago

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

    1 year 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
  48. Fluffi Nr.1

    1 year ago

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

    1 year ago

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

    1 year 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
  51. Liam Aitchison

    1 year ago

    I would have put stitches around the place you were trying to blend
  52. hanna

    1 year ago

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

    1 year 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
  54. Wesley Perso

    1 year 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
  55. Wesley Perso

    1 year 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
  56. Wesley Perso

    1 year 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
  57. Wesley Perso

    1 year 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
  58. Wesley Perso

    1 year 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
  59. carly knopf

    1 year 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!☺️
  60. Jam 13

    1 year ago

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

    1 year ago

    I thought macs was like 20
  62. b0Bob Polly

    1 year ago

    no
    • photographer 2be

      11 months 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

      1 year ago

      +b0Bob Polly you're right
  63. 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
  64. Lukas Stouusen

    1 year ago

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

    1 year ago

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

    1 year ago

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

    1 year ago

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

    1 year ago

    Soy mexicana y le encanta tu canal, probablemente no entiendan esto pero quería decirlo, y también quería preguntar el canal es de la rubia o es del narrador?
  69. Maja Garneboge

    1 year ago

    thats loking great!
  70. Jessica McElveen

    1 year ago

    I think you should have used wax to help blend the bald cap with the skin and soothe it out better
  71. You can just put a bold cap on and get tin foil and layer it until you get it as high as you want
  72. Madison Kirk

    1 year ago

    state farm beat you to it
  73. Sophie Arseneau

    1 year ago

    Paint the bald cap white maybe that will help
  74. keeley shay

    1 year ago

    Maybe try with a white base and then apply the foundation. I think since it was already a skin tone it wasn't taking the foundation too well.
  75. Imagine That

    1 year ago

    You should have put a darker color on the cone part before you put the skin tone on it because the cone is way lighter than the guys skin tone. Luv you guys!