For the first time ever, lead make-up designers from four major SoCal theme park Halloween events will come together on stage at this year's ScareLA. Representatives from Knott's Scary Farm, Six Flags Magic Mountain's Fright Fest, Universal Studios Hollywood's Halloween Horror Nights, and Queen Mary's Dark Harbor will be featured at the "Making Monsters" panel to discuss their upcoming season and the monster making process with fellow haunt enthusiasts.
From the press release:
"This is a huge deal for us, and an incredibly exciting moment for Halloween fans," explains Rick West, Programming Producer of ScareLA. "For the first time ever anywhere, four of Southern California's premier theme parks are coming together as a united front on one stage at the same time to discuss what it takes to bring thousands of monsters to life every night for their high-profile events! I am very excited about this panel in particular, because it embodies the spirit of what ScareLA is at its core - the celebration of Halloween as a singular community here in Southern California."
Making Monsters panelists include:
-Tim Barham from Knott's Scary Farm, the event that began theme park Halloween events in 1973. A member of the Knott's Berry Farm team for 20 years, Tim is the Area Manager of Wardrobe and Makeup Design.
-Scott Ramp from Six Flags Magic Mountain's Fright Fest, where he has served as makeup designer for the past 21 years. An accomplished writer, director and actor, Scott also formed his own business in 1995 - The Scream Team - which supplies high-quality, hand-made foam latex appliances to haunters around the world.
-Larry Bones from Universal Studios Hollywood's Halloween Horror Nights. He will discuss the process and talented artists he's overseen since HHN returned to Los Angeles in 2006. Larry is the owner of Bone Yard Effects, a full-service makeup production studio for the film and haunted attraction industry.
-Christina Cofran from Queen Mary's Dark Harbor. She is Dark Harbor's Department Head/Makeup Supervisor. A 16-year veteran of Queen Mary's Halloween events, Christina develops the look of Dark Harbor's monsters, and trains a team of makeup artists each season in bringing the ship's denizens to life.
The Making Monsters panel will take place on Saturday, August 9th at 5:30pm only at ScareLA! For more information about ScareLA, visit their official website here. _______________________________________________________________________________