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In case of zombie invasion … learn to blend in

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Lukach shares tips on makeup and where to buy special effects supplies. Photo by Haylie Jones/The Collegian

By Kirsten Mahon/nw news/multimedia editor

Lukach shares tips on makeup and where to buy special effects supplies.  Photo by Haylie Jones/The Collegian
Lukach shares tips on makeup and where to buy special effects supplies. Photo by Haylie Jones/The Collegian
Oliver Lukach demonstrates his makeup skills on student Alexis Nelson.  Photos by Haylie Jones/The Collegian
Oliver Lukach demonstrates his makeup skills on student Alexis Nelson. Photo by Haylie Jones/The Collegian

NE student Oliver Lukach taught a one-time special effects makeup class during his art period Sept. 25.

In a session open to all students, Lukach demonstrated how to professionally create a zombie look using face paint, fake blood and masks. He made fake blood with food coloring and gave students tips on what supplies were better or cheaper than others.

Jackie Barajas adds the finishing touches on Joseph Cristie’s zombie makeup.  Photo by Haylie Jones/The Collegian
Jackie Barajas adds the finishing touches on Joseph Cristie’s zombie makeup. Photo by Haylie Jones/The Collegian
NE student Tyra Lampkin gets a zombie makeover from fellow student Heaven Roskilly during the class. Photo by Haylie Jones/The Collegian
NE student Tyra Lampkin gets a zombie makeover from fellow student Heaven Roskilly during the class. Photo by Haylie Jones/The Collegian

The full-time student started his career in special effects when he was invited as a student to work on the set of Risen, a horror film released in the United Kingdom. Lukach said he did so well the crew hired him as the head of special effects. Now, Lukach offers private lessons and charges a fee to do makeup for special events.

“It would be great if more people pursued it,” Lukach said about the special effects industry.

Maureen Wood shows off a zombie face.  Photo by Haylie Jones/The Collegian
Maureen Wood shows off a zombie face. Photo by Haylie Jones/The Collegian
A prop foot designed and created by NE student Oliver Lukach sits on the table in the art lab on NE Campus. Lukach had the opportunity to teach a one-day special effects makeup workshop during his art period Sept. 25. Students were taught to create quality zombie makeovers on other students.  Photo by Haylie Jones/The Collegian
A prop foot designed and created by NE student Oliver Lukach sits on the table in the art lab on NE Campus. Lukach had the opportunity to teach a one-day special effects makeup workshop during his art period Sept. 25. Students were taught to create quality zombie makeovers on other students. Photo by Haylie Jones/The Collegian

He said now the rise of CGI in movies is killing the industry.

“It’s kind of a dying breed,” he said. “Those movies don’t look as real as they did back when they did movies like Aliens.”

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