Special Effects Makeup with Vincent Guastini

Taught By:

Dez Dolly


Dez Dolly takes RJFS on its first field trip to VGP Effects and Design Studio to talk with Vincent Guastini, who created the monster and makeup effects for RocketJump's short, "Every 90s Commercial Ever!"

Lesson Plan

In this video, Dez talks to Vincent about how he got his start in special effects, their favorite effects films, how VGP accomplished the monster for RocketJump's 90's Commercial, and the marriage between special practical effects and computer visual effects.

For those interested in reading up some more, here is a list of notable special effects artists to research:

  • Lon Chaney
  • Jack Pierce
  • Dick Smith
  • Rob Bottin
  • Rick Baker
  • Tom Savini
  • KNB
  • Stan Winston

And here is the list of films we showed in the video. Check them out!

  • Jason and the Argonauts (1963)
  • The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)
  • Clash of the Titans (1981)
  • The Thing (1982)
  • The Burning (1981)
  • Dawn of the Dead (1978)
  • Friday the 13th (1980)
  • An American Werewolf in London (1981)
  • Requiem for a Dream (2000)
  • Amadeus (1984)
  • Jurassic Park (1993)

And for those wanting to learn more, check out and subscribe to the Stan Winston School on youtube!