Sharp FX Pty Ltd is an Australian based special makeup effects company.
They pride themselves on delivering high quality products to their clients Australia wide and Internationally.
Sharp FX is headed by Russell Sharp, an industry professional with over 19 years experience.
Some of Russell’s credits include: The Hobbit, Matrix 2 & 3, Ghost Rider, House of Wax, Anaconda’s, Troy, Queen of the Damned, Babe 2, Prey and The Dark Lurking.
Sharp FX offers a wide range of services including:
The design and creation of Prosthetic Makeup , Special Makeup Effects, Creatures, Puppets, Realistic Mannequins & Animals, Sculptures, Props, Models & Sets.
Servicing clients from the Film, TV, Advertising, Museum, Theatre, Theme Park and Exhibition industries.
Sharp FX are specialists in the creation of super realistic mannequins and have mannequins and sets displayed in a number of museums including: The Australian War Memorial, The RAAF Museum Melbourne and various international theme parks.
Several puppets have been created and operated by the Sharp FX team for TV and film including: The Cairos music video and Scariacs Nickleodeon series.
Sharp FX specialises in the design, fabrication and application of prosthetic makeup, with their experienced team creating countless makeups for movies, TV, theater, photography and special events.
With a dedicated team of professionals Sharp FX is ready to take on any project large or small.
Sharp FX can bring all your Dreams & Nightmares to life!
Sharp FX Studio
Sharp FX has a fully equipped workshop, located in Melbourne VIC Australia.
They provide services for clients Australia wide and Internationally.
The Sharp FX workshop and studio is headed by Russell Sharp.
With over 19 years experience Russell, and his team of talented and professional crew, continue to deliver outstanding and revolutionary work to all Australian & International clients.
Sharp FX specialises in the design and creation of prosthetics & special effects make-up, life like human bodies & body parts, realistic & stylized animals, fantasy creatures, realistic mannequins, custom made sculptures, mould making, props, models, sets, puppets, body painting and life casting.
Sharp FX has worked with Film, TV, Advertising, Museum, Theatre, Theme Park and Exhibition industries.
The team at Sharp FX can work from a supplied concept or create a design from scratch.
They can conceptualise clients ideas via sketches, artwork, illustrations and three dimensional maquettes and sculptures.
They work closely with clients to achieve a finished product that will perform and meet the look of the clients expectations.
Sharp FX delivers work on time and to budget.
Sharp FX can work to the largest or smallest of budgets, treating every job as important as the last. They are committed to providing customers with the highest quality work and take a lot of pride in producing high quality products.
Prosthetic Makeup & Makeup FX
From concept designs, to sculpture, to fabrication and on-set application, Sharp FX has over 19 years experience bringing characters to life with make-up effects and prosthetics.
From basic make-up techniques and applications through to complex full body prosthetic creature suits, single or multiple characters and creatures, Sharp FX has both experience and expertise in efficiently achieving the highest quality special make-up effects.
Using a variety of techniques and materials, Sharp FX is dedicated to bringing their clients vision to life.
Sharp FX creates super realistic & lifelike mannequins for museums & displays.
All mannequins are custom made from life-casts of actual people so every shape and angle is as natural as possible. Mannequins are reproduced in fibreglass with heads and hands made using a durable skin like translucent silicone. Fingers and wrists can be made adjustable, hair styles and eyes are individually hand crafted to suit each character. Mannequins can also be custom sculpted to look like particular people or famous characters.
Sharp FX is striving to create the most realistic looking mannequins in the world at an affordable price.
Puppets, Creatures & Masks
Whether it be a simple hand puppet, a cable controlled tentacle or a larger than life creature, Sharp FX is ready to undertake complex creature works of all kinds.
From design, to internal structure and function, to animatronics and on-set operation, Sharp FX is capable of bringing any creature to life.
Sharp FX can sculpt anything, large or small.
Creating realistic, cartoon style, fantasy, or abstract sculptures of all kinds, sizes and shapes.
Sculptures can be re-produced in any material including fiberglass, plaster, cold cast bronze, concrete, silicone, clear urethane or resin.
For public or private display, Sharp FX is committed to providing clients with a finished product that meets and exceeds expectations.
Props, Models, Sets & Replicas
From weapons to large scale sets, Sharp FX creates realistic, believable and durable props, models and sets of any kind for use in film, museum, theater, TV or personal display.
Sharp FX creates custom life-casts and body casts for private portrait commissions. An impression mould can be taken from any part of your body head, hands, feet, breasts, back etc…. and turned into a piece of art for your home or office. Casts can be reproduced in a number of materials including cold cast bronze, fibreglass, plaster and even crystal clear resins.
Realistic Bodies & Body Parts
Sharp FX creates realistic bodies & body parts for Film, TV and theatre productions.
Bodies and body parts can be re-produced generically or to match a particular actor.
Careful attention is paid to each piece to ensure a truly realistic finish, with realistic movement if necessary.
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Sharp FX works closely with their clients to create a suitable design.
Using traditional drawing techniques to 3D maquettes, Sharp Fx is able to assist the client to visualise their idea.
Sharp FX can work from pre-existing designs to create the clients vision, offering advice on functionality and final look while working within the clients specifications.
Body Painting & Fake Tattoos
Sharp FX creates fake tattoos and elaborate body paintings for films, advertising, photography shoots and promotions.
Sharp FX Courses
Sharp FX offers a range of part time courses in their fully operational Melbourne workshop.
The courses are taught by Russell Sharp, a working professional with over 19 years experience in the film, television and theme park industries.
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To enquire about the course contact Sharp FX via email.
Below are some examples of previous students works.
Sharp FX is ready to take on any job, large or small.
Regularly dealing with national and international clients, we make sure your job is completed on time every time.
Contact us today to discuss your special effects needs.