We Create Awesome Stuff
We are full service Design, Makeup, Tattoo, Prosthetics, Wig and Facial Hair Makeup Effects Studio. An innovative and Award Winning facility with an “out of the box” approach to makeup effects, diverse selection of artists and over 20years of successful business. Our mission, is to support your story and vision by bringing characters to life, or death, no matter how small or big your production.
Tinsley Studio prides itself on being a leader for realistic prosthetics and makeup effects. For over two decades we have dedicated ourselves to supporting stories with work that is seamless, provocative and correct.
We continue to push the envelope to create more efficient and effective solutions. We are the only Makeup Studio in the world that has won an Academy Award for Scientific and Technical Achievement. Our processes and techniques pave the road for the entire industry.
Tinsley Studio is led by Christien Tinsley who is a working HOD of makeup and owner of 3 companies. The “Producer Hat” for departmental workflow, budgets and management is always being considered for todays production climate of limited time and resources.
And We’re Pretty Good At It
Conceptualizing a character before fabricationc an help streamline the build process, allow more flexibility for creativity and connect departments with one vision to accomplish.
There are a number of ways to approach creating a character both in 2 dimensions and 3 dimensions.
When you think of Creating a character beyond Traditional makeup. Turning to prosthetics can be the answer. Augmenting the face, body can be the correct choice to achieve your goal.
Sometimes from something as small as a tip of a nose to full aging transformation prosthetics can be embraced with confidence and peace of mind.
We do Tattoos better than anyone else.
Having transformed the global industry 20 years ago into Fast, Efficient and Realistic methods of Tattoo application, the idea of having characters in tattoos is no longer a scary thought. We can help manage your project more cost effectively through thousands of stock designs we have created or you can have us develop and design your character from the ground up.
Creating a history and story behind the tattoosi s key. Placement and size has meaning. Tattoos should be more then just a pretty image, they should tell a story about your character.
Transformation can take shape in a variety of ways. Sometimes the addition of a mustache can explain a period in time.
A wig can time travel us 40 years into someones future. Hair is a powerful tool to convey to an audience Age, Period, Class System, Power, or other worldly. Tinsley Studio and our hair team create some of the finest hair pieces for some of the biggest celeberties around the world. With one of the largest inventorys of raw hair and natural European hair we are able to respond immediately and effectively. We also have a deep and wide collection of existing Wigs and Facial Hair for rent.
Who We Are
Our success depends on the strength of our team. Let us introduce you to the core team at Tinsley Studio.
CEO & Founder
3D Design / Print Designer
Illustrator, Painter, Draws Tattoos
Prosthetic Transfers / Lab Tech
We put 100% of ourselves into every project in order to achieve success but we also make sure we allow time for our families, friends and colleagues to remain healthy and happy. Everyday we understand how fortunate we are to play as artists for a living.
Every production has its own unique voice. The visionaries behind that voice have their own story to tell and we are here to support that story. The more we understand your story , the more effective a tool we can be for your production.
Some Cool Facts
Don’t be afraid to ask us questions. We may not be what you were looking for but now you learned a little something about us.
Keep In Touch
Tel.: (818) 767-4199
2909 Thornton Ave.
Burbank, CA 91504, United States