Tate Steinsiek, a Native American award-winning SFX Prosthetics artist, Conceptual Artist, and Director will be teaching a course, at his Tulsa studio, sponsored by the Cherokee Nation Film Office entitled Introduction to FX Gore & Blood Gags for Film. Tate is a two-time finalist on Syfy’s Competition Series FACE OFF, in both Seasons 1 & 5.

The course covers the process of applying an encapsulated silicone prosthetic (provided by the course). Also teaches students how to create a custom “blood bladder” and rig the bladder to active stage blood through the prosthetic. Wounds are provided, and students are able to film their gags and add to/start their special effect reel. This course is $450 per student.

Tate Steinsiek is an award-winning SFX Prosthetics artist, Conceptual Artist, and Director. Since the inception of his Makeup Special Effects Company, “Ill Willed Productions”, Tate has coordinated productions all over the world, including Morocco, Romania, China, India, Mexico, Canada, USA, Ireland, Turkey, & England.

For much of his career, Tate worked NY mainstays such as Saturday Night Live, Law & Order, and has worked long-term with the History & Discovery Channels.

As a Director, Tate’s short films have screened in domestic and international festivals, winning multiple Audience and Jury awards, including the 2008 “Best in the Next in Horror” and “Boost Mobile $10,000 Screenplay contest” with his film CLOWN, starring Norman Reedus, Timothée Chalamet, Rony Cutrone, and Paul Sampson.

In 2019, Tate directed the feature film reboot of CASTLE FREAK for FANGORIA FILMS.

This class is part of a solution to the growing need for production crew in Oklahoma. By sponsoring students who are citizens of federally recognized tribes, we are fulfilling our mission to increase the presence of Native Americans at every level of the film industry and to promote economic development and jobs for Cherokee Nation’s citizens and other native American’s.

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