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Syfy's "Face Off" (TV show) is a reality competition series exploring the world of special-effects make-up artists and the unlimited imagination which allows them to create amazing works of living art. Not only does the show incorporate effects make-up, it includes a wide range of skill sets including prosthetics, 3-D design, animatronics, sculpting, eye enhancers, puppeteering, casting and molding. Each episode involves incredible reveals of the competitors' finished work, and the drama of one contestant being sent home by the panel of expert and celebrity judges. It all culminates in one winner and one grand prize that will launch a career!

Season 7

"Face Off" returns for a seventh season themed "Life and Death." Sixteen talented special effects make-up artists arrive to Los Angeles, only to discover they are not on the show just yet, and will compete in a Sudden Death challenge where they must create a character that represents either life or death. After facing the judges, two artists are eliminated before ever moving into the "Face Off" house or stepping into the lab.



Freddy Krueger himself, actor Robert Englund, makes an appearance and offers advice on creating a convincing makeup. "Pay attention to your model," he tells the artists. "Look at his face and build on that. I think one of the successes of the Freddy makeup is that they kept some of my own facial structures which I was able to animate easier."

In a "Face Off" first, Syfy rolls out an interactive social integration for season 7, calling on viewers to each week tweet about their favorite contestant using #FaceOff. Viewer tweets will determine who the weekly fan favorite is, and at the season's end, the contestant who ranked the overall most favorite will be rewarded with $10,000.

Returning to the lab for the new season is actress and host McKenzie Westmore, along with judges Glenn Hetrick ("CSI: New York," "The Hunger Games," "Heroes") and Neville Page ("Avatar," "Prometheus"). World-renowned makeup artist — and McKenzie's dad — Michael Westmore resumes his role as the official contestant mentor.

Ve Neill is in the midst of working on her latest films in "The Hunger Games" franchise, but will sit on the judging panel for three episodes of "Face Off" during season 7. Stepping in to complete the panel is Lois Burwell, a renowned Academy-Award winning makeup artist known for her work on "Lincoln," "Braveheart," "Saving Private Ryan," "War Horse" and "War of the Worlds."

In this high-stakes Life and Death themed season, the contestants will face creative challenges designed to inspire them to explore life, death, rebirth and mortality. Some of the creatures the talented artists create include an angry, twisted tree character; a new animal species; and a reptilian super solider that would fit into the world of G.I. Joe.

The "Face Off" contestants will be whittled down week by week, until only three remain for a finale showdown. The winning artist will receive $100,000, a 2014 Fiat 500 and a VIP package courtesy of Kryolan Professional Make-Up. Kryolan Professional Make-Up continues as the official make-up sponsor of "Face Off."

The Season 7 contestants include Barry Mahoney, Cig Neutron, Damien Zimmerman, David "DOC" O'Connell, Dina Cimarusti, Drew Talbot, Gabby Leithsceal, George Troester III, Gwen Crew, Jason Hodges, Keaghlan Ashley, Rachael Wagner, Sasha Glasser, Scott Mitchell, Stella Sensel and Vince Niebla.

"Face Off" is an authentic depiction of the high creative standards necessary for a special effects make-up artist to succeed in their craft. The series debuted in January 2011 as a new reality competition program to critical and ratings success.

"Face Off" is a production of Mission Control Media with Dwight D. Smith, Michael Agbabian and Derek Atherton serving as executive producers.



FACE OFF (SYFY TV SHOW): FACTS

Network: Syfy
Genre: Reality
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: January 26, 2011
Seasons: 7
Production Company: Mission Control Media





"Face Off" Season 7 contestants 'Face Off' Season 7 Contestants Revealed — Premiering Tuesday, July 22, the new season of the Syfy competition series features 16 talented SFX make-up artists arriving in Los Angeles, only to discover they are not on the show just yet, and will compete in a Sudden Death challenge where they must create a character that represents either life or death. Read more...
George Schminky in "Face Off" 'Face Off' Season 7 to Be Matter of 'Life and Death' — Due this summer, the new season of the Syfy reality special-effects make-up competition series will feature contestants facing creative challenges designed to inspire them to explore life, death, rebirth and mortality. Read more...
"Face Off" Season 6 contestants 'Face Off' Season 6: Meet the Contestants — Premiering Tuesday, January 14, the new season of the Syfy competition series features 15 up-and-coming special effects make-up artists. Read more...
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markl says:
how does one,audition for the show. i have been doing special effects make for a while.it would be a thrill to try.
andrew says:
Face Off had a great start last week. The format is fairly typical for a reality-show but the subject matter really makes this one come alive. As a DISH Network subscriber/employee I am glad I was able to watch this one in HD. High Definition is almost a necessity for a show like this where every detail really matters. If you don’t currently have HD I recommend making the switch. The prices for HD TV’s have gotten very reasonable and DISH offers HD Free for Life with all of their top packages. You’ll be amazed at the difference.
outlawtwo says:
glad Frank is gone, :)
ellie758 says:
Great job tonight judges...You got rid of Frank...he was lazy, obnocious & didn't deserve to be on the show
paco says:
i am so glad the b****(frank) is gone omg!!! nasty attitude, i wonder why he less so long on the show...very arrogant...!

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