Saturday, October 22, 2016

Let's Make a Zombie

Photography by Paparazzi Paul.

An eerie sensation touched the hearts of those who ventured into The Origins Gallery in Stroudsburg, PA on Friday October 14th as an Introduction into Special F/X Make-Up Class was taught by Daniel Ferron. The overwhelming aspects of this eeriness dissipated as the congeniality Mr. Ferron is best known for greeted the small number of observers who came to see him at his craft. After greeting the company, Mr. Ferron began applying colors and texture upon the face of Xander Ryder which transformed him from a young man to a long dead Zombie. The class was videotaped by Carlo Deconza of Deconza Productions

Mr. Ferron's insights of the discipline were demonstrated while he applied the makeup to Mr. Ryder. He began by asking his subject how long has he been dead. This was explained as being important as the degree of decomposition varied with the passage of time. Mr. Ferron then began placing hues to accentuate the allusion to decaying flesh along with facial boils to enhance the effects. As the work was nearing its completion, everyone present increased their appreciation for the art form and Mr. Ryder looked ghouled. You can view photographs taken during the class in The Let's Make a Zombie Gallery at

Daniel Ferron has had an extensive career in film and stage acting which he enjoyed throughout his life. His most recent project was the creation of the documentary film titled, “My Life, My Story, My Tourettes” which reveals the challenges Mr. Ferron and others who have Tourettes Syndrome encounter throughout their lives. The film is directed by Peter Giunta and produced by Primodio Studios with Mr. Ferron serving as the documentary's narrator, interviewer, and focal point. You'll be able to view a trailer of the film at

The Origins Gallery is a contemporary arts gallery located on the lower level of The Gamers Edge Comics and Games Store at 580 Main St. in Stroudsburg, PA. The class titled, “Introduction into Special F/X Make-Up Class” was taught by Daniel Ferron and is part of their InspIrArt Series. In addition to the classes they offer, the venue also presents exhibitions of work created by local artists. Their current exhibition is titled, “Ghosts, Ghouls, and Girls” and will be on display until October 26th. Their next show will be their Collaborations Exhibition II with an Artists' Reception scheduled for Saturday November 5th beginning at 6pm. Artists are invited to participate in the exhibit and the drop off dates are November 2nd and 3rd. You can learn more about The Origins Gallery and all they have to offer by exploring their Facebook Page at

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