You can do magic

What could be better than a movie about Vegas style verses Street style Magicians starring Steve Carell, Jim Carrey, Steve Buscemi and Olivia Wilde? Nothing, if that movie also includes tattoos and prosthetics designed by Bill Corso and produced by Tinsley Studio. And it does. Check out the trailer here and note the Tinsley Transfers worn by Jim Carrey. We are certainly looking forward to The Incredible Burt Wonderstone which hits theaters March 15th.






No Names. No Badges. No Mercy.

We are going back to the past again with Josh Brolin. This time it is to Los Angeles, 1949 where we find John O’Mara (Josh Brolin) assembling a team of rogue cops intent on taking down Mob Boss Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn). “Gangster Squad” directed by Ruben Fleischer and co-starring Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Anthony Mackie, Nick Nolte, Giovanni Ribisi, Robert Patrick and Michael Peña is an action packed, romance laced journey to yesteryear that is sure to leave you cheering. Christien Tinsley seamlessly re-creates the look of the era as Makeup Department Head with the added talents of makeup artists Rolf John Keppler, Gerald Quist, Edouard F. Henriques and Bart Mixon. Sean Penn’s makeup was designed by Christien Tinsley and applied by Gerald Quist and Bart Mixon. The film’s makeup effects were designed by Christien Tinsley and created by Tinsley Studio. Gangster Squad opens January 11th.


Tinsley Takes Brolin Back in Time

Hitting theaters this Friday is Barry Sonnenfeld‘s Men in Black 3: Back in Time. Starring Will SmithTommy Lee Jones and Josh Brolin this film follows Agent J back in time to the 1960s where he must defend his friend Agent K against a homicidal alien. Our own Christien Tinsley designed the makeup for Josh Brolin and applied the makeup giving Brolin the look of a young Tommy Lee Jones. In addition to the daily application of the makeup, Tinsley also lent a hand in the aliens’ appearance. We can’t wait for you to see what Tinsley had up his sleeve for Brolin in MIB3.


Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance

“Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance” opened in theaters on Feb. 17th and proved that sometimes sequels are better than the original. It doesn’t hurt that this film features makeup created by Tinsley Studio. Directed by Brian Taylor and Mark Neveldine, this film is a fun, action packed ride. Since the Studio failed to give any of us credit (proving you shouldn’t piss off production while filming) we now acknowledge ourselves… Congratulations to Makeup Department Head Jason Hamer and Key Makeup Artist Kerrin Jackson (they were not credited accurately despite their hard work and sacrifice) for their makeup and prosthetic application. Check out the work in theaters now and look for Tinsley’s new design of Ghost Rider, Blackout design and prosthetics (Johnny Whitworth), 4 stages of aging on Roarke (Ciaran Hinds) and of course… our Tattoos! Don’t forget to leave your comments on our Facebook page!




Tinsley American Horror

American Horror Story, a new series by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk airs tonight at 10pm on F/X. If you are a fan of the horror genre or just a fan of Tinsley’s effects be sure to tune in and don’t forget to leave your comments on our  Facebook Page.





John Carter Trailer Arrives!

In December 2009, Tinsley Studio began collaborations with Bill Corso (Makeup Department Head) to design and create the Martian tattoos for Andrew Stanton’s John Carter. Today the trailer for the film , set for release in 2012, hit the web and in it you can catch glimpses of our FULL BODY TATTOO work, most notably on Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins). Check it out and be sure to leave your comments on our Facebook Page.

63rd Emmy Nominations Announced

It is with great pride that we congratulate Tinsley’s leader Christien Tinsley (Prosthetic Designer) as well as our own Hiro Yada (Prosthetic Designer) and Mike Mekash (Makeup Artist) on their Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Miniseries, Movie or a Special – Glee “The Sue Sylvester Shuffle”. Hearty congratulations to Eryn Krueger Mekash (Department Head Makeup Artist) who lead the team and was supported by the talents of Jen Greenberg (Key Makeup Artist), Kelley Mitchell (Makeup Artist), Robin Luce (Makeup Artist) and Melissa Buell (Makeup Artist). It was truly a pleasure to work with these amazing artists on such an iconic television show.

Additional Congrats go out to Eryn Kruegar Mekash, Jen Greenberg, Robin Luce and Mike Mekash who are also nominated for Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic) for their amazing work on Glee “The Rocky Horror Glee Show“.