COURSES

SCOTLAND’S ONLY STUDIO DEDICATED TO SPECIAL FX SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

 Gibbet FX runs an exciting programme of short courses teaching a wide variety of practical special effects techniques.Our aim is to provide affordable,vocational training for those keen to develop their skills in the areas of Special Effects and Prop building.Courses run throughout the year in our Edinburgh based studio at Arts Complex/Edinburgh Palette,St Margaret’s House, 151 London Road,Edinburgh.

We offer a range of courses from one day intros,weekend skills-development blocks & five/six day workshops to suit your individual requirements and budget.
Worried that you don’t have the skills it takes to do a course? Don’t! Many of our students had limited to no experience before they attended,yet with our guidance were able to create some truly astounding work as our showreel below shows! We are also delighted that several of our students have also gone on to receive placed traineeships in the UK Film Industry after first attending  Gibbet FX courses,with little or no prior experience! Additionally,FUNDING may be available to help cover the cost of training on courses run at Gibbet FX.Either contact us directly or you can follow the FUNDING links at the bottom of this page for more details.

NEW SFX & PROSTHETIC COURSE WORKSHOPS FOR SPRING/SUMMER 2022 ARE NOW ON SALE! Places limited so first come first served!

FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND BOOKING INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY VIA THE CONTACT PAGE.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 INFORMATION. We are taking all possible steps to restart the course schedule in-line with safe practice guidelines. Sadly this requires reducing the number of places available for the time being and running only the shorter courses at present. However, should you wish to take a particular course but it appears to be sold-out or doesn’t fit your schedule, do get in touch as we can re-run courses according to demand.

COURSES & WORKSHOPS 2022

SFX WORKSHOP: Making Simple Latex Prosthetics

FRI 6th May 10.30 – 5.30

£170.00

A one day course covering all the basics required to create simple prosthetic wounds using the slush latex method. Ideal for the beginner or novice wishing to get started in SFX makeup, this course aims to de-mystify the process by using readily available and affordable materials.

(Not suitable for those with a latex allergy!)

SFX WORKSHOP: Out-of-Kit Makeup FX

FRI 13th May 10.30 – 5.30

£170.00

A one day course which covers bruises, burns and cuts plus other common makeup FX that can be done using a simple makeup palette. This course also serves as an introduction to using Sculptgel, a two-part silicon that can be used to create some astounding 3 dimensional wound FX.

SFX WORKSHOP: Sculpting, Running & Application – Making Silicon Flat-Moulds & Prosthetics

Thurs/Fri 26th & 27th May 10.30 -5.30

£300.00

A two day course for those who with to take their prosthetic design skills to the next level. This course focuses on developing sculpting and creating realistic silicon prosthetics suitable for use in film and high-end TV . Or even just for fun!

SFX WORKSHOP: Intro To Creature Design – Creating A Trophy Creature Head

Thurs/Fri 2nd & 3rd June 10.30 – 5.30

£300.00

A two day course which covers the creation of a mini “trophy -style” creature head, from sculpting and casting through to painting and finishing techniques.

SFX WORKSHOP : Making Gruesome Body Parts

Thurs/Fri 9th & 10th June 10.30 – 5.30

£300.00

A fun two day course which covers the creation of a variety of amputated body parts. Severed fingers, noses and ears abound in this course which is sure to appeal to the crime fiction or horror fan!

SFX WORKSHOP : Model Making Techniques – Scratchbuilding Killer Robots

Thurs/Fri 16th & 17th June 10.30 – 5.30

£300.00

A two day course where we delve deep into the junk box and show you how to make incredible sci-fi robots from all that stuff you normally throw away. Recycling has never been so much fun. (WARNING: You may never be able to pass by a charity shop again after this..)

SFX WORKSHOP : Model Making Techniques – Making Fantasy Prop Weapons

Thurs/Fri 23rd & 24th June 10.30 – 5.30

£300.00

This two day course covers the basics of building a big old sword or battle axe as wielded by those mythical heros of yore. Yes, they may not be terribly practical in battle unless you have biceps the size of an ox, but they DO look very, very cool.

SFX WORKSHOP: Making Simple Latex Prosthetics

Thurs 30th June 10.30 – 5.30

£170.00

A one day course covering all the basics required to create simple prosthetic wounds using the slush latex method. Ideal for the beginner or novice wishing to get started in SFX makeup, this course aims to de-mystify the process by using readily available and affordable materials.

(Not suitable for those with a latex allergy!)

SFX WORKSHOP: Out-of-Kit Makeup FX

Fri 1st July 10.30 – 5.30

£170.00

A one day course which covers bruises, burns and cuts plus other common makeup FX that can be done using a simple makeup palette. This course also serves as an introduction to using Sculptgel, a two-part silicon that can be used to create some astounding 3 dimensional wound FX.

SFX WORKSHOP: Sculpting, Running & Application – Making Silicon Flat-Moulds & Prosthetics

Thurs/Fri 7th & 8th July 10.30 -5.30

£300.00

A two day course for those who with to take their prosthetic design skills to the next level. This course focuses on developing sculpting and creating realistic silicon prosthetics suitable for use in film and high-end TV . Or even just for fun!

SFX WORKSHOP : Making Gruesome Body Parts

Thurs/Fri 14th & 15th July 10.30 – 5.30

£300.00

A fun two day course which covers the creation of a variety of amputated body parts. Severed fingers, noses and ears abound in this course which is sure to appeal to the crime fiction or horror fan!

SFX WORKSHOP: Intro To Creature Design – Creating A Trophy Creature Head

Thurs/Fri 28th & 29th July 10.30 – 5.30

£300.00

A two day course which covers the creation of a mini “trophy -style” creature head, from sculpting and casting through to painting and finishing techniques.

SFX WORKSHOP : Model Making Techniques – Scratchbuilding Killer Robots

Thurs/Fri 4th & 5th Aug 10.30 – 5.30

£300.00

A two day course where we delve deep into the junk box and show you how to make incredible sci-fi robots from all that stuff you normally throw away. Recycling has never been so much fun. (WARNING: You may never be able to pass by a charity shop again after this..)

SFX WORKSHOP : Model Making Techniques – Making Fantasy Prop Weapons

Thurs/Fri 11th & 12th Aug 10.30 – 5.30

£300.00

This two day course covers the basics of building a big old sword or battle axe as wielded by those mythical heros of yore. Yes, they may not be terribly practical in battle unless you have biceps the size of an ox, but they DO look very, very cool.

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FUNDING RESOURCES & LINKS

The following Funding bodies may, under certain circumstances, be able to provide financial assistance to attend training courses at Gibbet FX. Follow the links below for more details on how to apply and eligibilty criteria.

CREATIVE SCOTLAND

CREATIVE SKILLSET