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Great for special effects fanatics
on February 21, 2012
The first season of Face Off was outstandingly original and showcased some remarkable amateur make-up and special effects talent across the country. Featuring a wide range of techniques from latex foam pouring to clay modeling and body spraying, competitors went through a broad variety of different challenges, often producing commercially-viable and film-ready creations.
The second season follows the same format as the first but my only disappointment is that the creativity and quality falls short of the previous group. There are some stand-out individuals who are quite likely to reach the last couple of episodes but some of the contestants don't display the necessary skills and have survived elimination rounds way too long.
Still, for any movie or makeup fan, Face Off provides an interesting insight into special effects. Although the emphasis is unfortunately on personality and drama, there's enough coverage of the techniques involved to keep me as a fan.