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The FX Lab Panel discussion unveils the dynamic interplay between traditional makeup effects and the burgeoning influence of digital technology within the film industry. Esteemed experts, including Justin Raleigh of Fractured Effects, Jason Collins of Autonomous Effects, Vincent Van Dyck of Vincent Van Dyck Effects, and Adrien Morot of Morot Effects, dive into the challenges and opportunities presented by the shift towards digital methodologies like 3D printing and scanning. This article explores their insights on adapting to technological advancements while maintaining the artistry and craftsmanship inherent to special effects makeup.

About the Panelists


Justin L Raleigh is an Academy Award, Emmy and MUAHS Guild award-winning creative effects artist as well as owner and CEO of Fractured FX Inc. With nearly 30 years in the special make-up effects industry. Justin has managed and art directed the creation of the special make-up effects, visual effects hybrid makeups, and specialty costumes for some of the most groundbreaking films and television series of recent years.


Jason Collins started his company Autonomous FX, Inc. in 2005 specializing in all aspects of makeup and character effects for film and television. As a Special Makeup Effects Designer he’s responsible for designing and developing makeup and character effects from conception through the build and application on set. He’s been fortunate enough to win multiple Makeup and Hairstylst Guild Awards and an Emmy for his work in ‘Pam and Tommy‘.


Vincent Van Dyke has been a professional working in the makeup effects field for over 15 years. Primarily working as a sculptor and painter he eventually found his way to one of Hollywood’s leading makeup effects companies, The Burman Studio, where he ultimately became creative director and project supervisor. He was given the core foundation needed to have his own company by owner’s Bari and Tom Burman. Learning the fundamentals of building teams and orchestrating these teams to get the best work possible under extremely tight deadlines on TV shows like Nip Tuck and Grey’s Anatomy. For both shows he was nominated for 4 primetime Emmy awards.


Academy Award®-nominated ’s lifelong passion for movie makeup was triggered at an early age after watching the original Planet of the Apes movie on television. Over the last 30 years, he has worked on more than 150 movies. His talent, in depth knowledge of the craft, versatility and groundbreaking technological advancements in the field of makeup effects has brought him to work on a vast array of film projects ranging from the recently released box office hit M3GAN for which he has designed and created the titular character, to creating the makeup effects for the Best Picture Academy Award winner The Revenant. Other notable film projects include Vice, X-Men Days Of Future Past, Night At The Museum, The Lighthouse, The United States VS Billie Holliday, Warm Bodies, Crawl and Barney’s Version for which he was nominated for an Academy Award®

A regular Darren Aronovsky collaborator, Morot recently broke new technological ground for his latest film The Whale by being the first to use 3D printing technologies to create a subtle character facial and body prosthetics for a movie. Using these new techniques, Adrien created and applied the makeup for the main character in the film of Charlie played by Brendan Fraser.

Morot owns and operates 2 makeup effects studios in Montreal and Los Angeles, where he lives with his family.