Speaker Bios

Amazing Jiro

Amazing Jiro

Amazing JIRO is a Tokyo-based prosthetic make-up and face/body-paint artist. His company is Amazing Studio JUR and he runs Amazing School JUR. With more than 16 years of experience, he currently works as a special effects make-up artist and creative art director in film, TVCM and advertisement. Examples include Attack on Titan, Shin Godzilla, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter and NISSIN Cup Noodle 7 Samurai. His art book, Amazing JIRO-SPECIAL MAKEUP, was published in 2017.

Gary Archer

Gary Archer originally from the UK, is a Los Angeles based makeup artist/dental technician who has specialized in the creation, design and fabrication of dental prosthetics and oral appliances for almost 400 films, television shows and theatrical productions. Some of his past and most recent works have been the iconic AUSTIN POWERS teeth, the legendary BLADE fangs, and several custom dental prosthetics for ON BECOMING A GOD IN CENTRAL FLORIDA Gary’s studio, G.A.Enterprises, offers custom dental prosthetic services all across the US, Canada and throughout Europe via our affiliate partners.

James MacKinnon

James MacKinnon has 29 years of film and television experience in all aspects of make-up, special effects and design. Along with three Emmys for his work on Nip/Tuck, American Horror Story: Freak Show and AHS: Hotel and three Make-up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards, he also boasts four Emmy nominations. MacKinnon is the department head of prosthetics and make-up effects for the new Star Trek: Discovery. Past credits include Jobs, The Fate of the Furious, Furious 7, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, First Contact, Alias, Larry Crowne, CSI: NY and Stigmata.

Jordan Liberty

Jordan Liberty is an L.A.-based make-up artist, photographer and educator. His iconic work has been seen on television, at New York Fashion Week and in beauty brand campaigns worldwide. He is most known for his YouTube channel which approaches make-up tutorials and education from a professional perspective. Liberty has recently been featured in Glamour, On Makeup and Make-Up Artist magazines, and in 2015 he received a coveted Best of Beauty award from Allure

Richard Redlefsen

Richard Redlefsen is a Los Angeles-based make-up artist. He is versed in beauty and prosthetic make-up application. A member of Local 706, Local 209 and SAG, he has worked on feature films and television in the US and abroad. Film and television credit highlights include Batman v Superman, Twin Peaks, American Horror Story, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, Star Trek (2009) and The 101-Year-Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared.

Vincent Van Dyke

Vincent Van Dyke has been a professional working in the makeup effects field for over 12 years. Primarily working as a sculptor and painter he eventually found his way to one of Hollywood's leading makeup effects companies, The Burman Studio, where he ultimately became a creative director and project supervisor. He was given the core foundation needed to have his own company by the owner’s Bari and Tom Burman. Learning the fundamentals of building teams, and orchestrating these teams to get the best work possible under extremely tight deadlines on TV shows like Nip Tuck and Grey’s Anatomy. For both of these shows, he was nominated for 4 primetime Emmy awards. 

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