Doug White - Make-Up Effects

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Biography: Doug White worked on the movie The Sword and the Sorcerer with Allan Apone and Frank Carrisosa, which landed all three of them the job of creating special effects for Friday the 13th Part 3: 3D. Their new design for 'Jason Voorhees' was a combination of both Tom Savini's and Carl Fullerton's previous designs. He also worked worth Stan Winston back and forth on the design of Jason's head for Part 3.

Quote: "I had been involved in makeup effects since the early 1970s. I had mentored under Bert Holmes and Tom Burman, and had just started my own company before Part 3 came along. I was actually working on this Canadian horror movie Deadly Eyes with Kenny Myers, who was the effects supervisor, and he was offered this job - we didn't know it was a Friday the 13th. But we went out to interview with the producers, and they said, 'Here's the scenario. You're trapped on a farm, and think of everything there you could use to kill somebody. Come up with ten examples.' So we went to lunch, came up with ideas, then came back and handled it over to them. And they just went, 'Okay, ignore what we just said. Here's the script and this is what we're going to do.' Then we found out it was Part 3, and in 3-D. Which was new, but I had also just done this other 3-D thing called Parasite, with Demi Moore. So we got the job.

What was a little unusual was that when we started the show, we knew upfront that they had actually already hired Stan Winston, although strictly to sculpt Jason's makeup. We would have to do a head cast of Richard Brooker, then deliver that to Stan, who would sculpt it and get approval for it. Then we'd make a mold of it and then run all the appliances, bring them back to Stan, and Stan would paint them. Apparently, Stan had also done some uncredited work on Friday the 13th Part 2, and was a friend of Steve Miner." - pg. 83, Crystal Lake Memories

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Make-Up Filmography
A Life Less Ordinary (1997)
Desperado (1995)
Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995)
Storybook (1995)
Skeeter (1993)
A Midnight Clear (1992)
Frankenstein General Hospital (1988)
Return of the Living Dead Part II (1988)
Return to Horror High (1987)
Armed Response (1986)
Neon Maniacs (1986)
The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn (1983)
Friday the 13th Part 3: 3D (1982)
The Sword and the Sorcerer (1982)
The Great Skycopter Rescue (1978)
Nightmare Circus (1973)

Special Effects Filmography
Grizzly Park (2007)
Skeeter (1993)
Grim Prairie Tales (1990)
The Alchemist (1986)

Where Is He Now?: Doug White continues to be involved in make-up and special effects, and he most recently finished work on the movie, Grizzly Park.

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