About

Creatively driven throughout life, I have not had a dull moment so far… Drawing, painting, sculpting, fabricating, and special effects makeup are my weapons of choice! I love to surround myself with the strange and unusual, the “normal life” is too mellow for this motor scooter!  I hold near and dear to my heart the genre that is HORROR!

Life is made up of way more than is visible to the naked eye. I intend to see, touch, smell, and hear it all!

Experience:

DSFX

• “The Beneath” Haunted Attraction, Portland OR, 2019
Title: Make-up Artist (1 season)
• “Fright Town” Haunted Attraction, Portland OR, 2013-2018
Title: Make-up Artist, Prop & Set Build, Prosthetic Fabrication (6 seasons)
• “Private Client” 2016
Title: Make-up Artist – Hired to create “Zombie Skipper & Gilligan” character make-ups.
• Summer Cannibals, “Show US Your Mind” music video. 2015
Title: Prosthetics Technician – Fabricated alien head piece.
• Spirit Halloween Retail Store. 2014
Title: Commissioned Mask Painter
• “Unchained Girls Productions” Theater Group. 2014
Title: Make-up Artist

As a technician, I have had to wear many hats, and learn new things on the fly. Each of the projects listed above required a variety of my skill sets involving sculptures in foam, clay, or wax. Creating master molds in silicone and various plasters. In the paint department I worked with brush, airbrush, and house paint sprayers. Experimenting with additives to create faux finishes and textured effects for set builds. I have created props and refurbished or up-cycled animatronic skins using acrylic medium. I have also created prosthetic appliances for actors, to which I have also applied the character make-ups to finish the final look.

Skilled in:
Computer – Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, 3Shape, Microsoft Office

Traditional – Illustration, Painting, Airbrushing, Sculpting, Plaster & Silicone Molding, Latex & Resin Casting

Mechanical – Sandblaster, Lathe, Handpiece, Electric Wax Pen, Sintering Oven, Vacuform, Pressure Pot, Model Trimmer

Contact: danisaldana847@gmail.com