Thursday, September 15, 2011

Case Study: Richard A. Rick Baker

1. Introduction
a. Well-known for special makeup effects artist (But also working as an actor, puppeteer and producer.)
b. Office is known as International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and Moving Picture Machine Operators of the U.S. and Canada Local 706 located at North Hollywood, California
2. Background Information
            a. Born in Binghamton, New York on December 8, 1950
            b. Family:
     - His father, Ralph B. Baker, was a professional artist.
     - He is married to Silvia Abascal, a hair stylist, and had two children, Rebecca Yvonne,
      and Veronica Paige.
3. Career
            a. Early Career
     - Throughout he’s career, he has been working as makeup artist and special effects
     - First off, he worked as a makeup artist in a movie was called, Octaman, which was in
     - On his second movie, he worked on special effects (The Thing with Two Heads, 1972)
b. Rick Baker is known for
     -  Men in Black (1997)
    - Planet of the Apes (2001)
    - Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)
        - Ed Wood (1994)
c. Current work in film and TV series:
     - Film: The Wolfman (2010) as a special makeup effect
       -  TV: Search for the Next Elvira (2007)
d. Won 7 Oscars (another 17 wins and 27 nominations)
               - (2011) Best Achievement in Makeup: The Wolfman, 2010
               - (2001) Best Achievement in Makeup: How the Grinch Stole Christmas, 2000
               - (1998) Best Achievement in Makeup: Men in Black, 1997
               - (1997) Best Achievement in Makeup: The Nutty Professor, 1996
               - (1995) Best Achievement in Makeup: Ed Wood, 1994
               - (1988) Best Achievement in Makeup: Harry and the Hendersons, 1987
               - (1982) Best Achievement in Makeup: An American Weresolf in London, 1981
4. Conclusion

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