Severed Head
Severed Head

From Macbeth Hartford Stage Director: Darko Tresnjak Set Designer: Darko Tresnjak Matt Rauch's Head onstage

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Severed Head
Severed Head

From Macbeth Hartford Stage Director: Darko Tresnjak Set Designer: Darko Tresnjak Realistic Version of Matt Rauch

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From Macbeth Hartford Stage Director: Darko Tresnjak Set Designer: Darko Tresnjak Witch's Apparition version of Matt Rauch

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Severed Head
Severed Head

From Macbeth Hartford Stage Director: Darko Tresnjak Set Designer: Darko Tresnjak Bloody Version of Grant Goodman

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Severed Heads


From Macbeth

Hartford Stage

Director: Darko Tresnjak

Set Designer: Darko Tresnjak

 

Four severed heads were needed for the production. Two for both the actor cast as Macbeth and his understudy. Full head life cast using Smooth-on Body Double Silicone and final product was done using Flex Foam and DragonSkin, and painted using Psycho Paint and dyed West System epoxy resin for the blood. 

 

See GALLERY below for a more complete description of the process

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Head Casting Process
Head Casting

Head Casting

First layer of Body Double on the actor.

Head Casting

Head Casting

Two layers of body double later, adding keys into the mold

Head Casting

Head Casting

Applying the plaster bandages

Sculpting

Sculpting

Plaster positive with eyes carved out and imperfections in the mold corrected

Sculpting

Sculpting

Re-shaping the eyes

Sculpting

Sculpting

Re-shaping the eyes

Casting

Casting

First layer of rebound

Foam Positive

Foam Positive

Proof of concept casting

Casting

Casting

Dragon Skin Head

Casting

Casting

Silicone head next to plaster positive

Painting

Painting

Beginning to add color and texture to the head. Also the base for the blood

Painting

Painting

Airbrushing with Psycho Paint

Blood

Blood

Tinted West System fiberglass resin applied