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  • Contender – Makeup Artist Joel Harlow, Star Trek Beyond
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    Contender – Makeup Artist Joel Harlow, Star Trek Beyond

    For any below-the-line craftsperson, being nominated for an Academy Award represents the culmination of a career’s worth of relentless, diligent, pinnacle-level work. In Joel Harlow’s case, he has been nominated thrice: for 2008’s Star Trek feature film reboot, for which he won the Oscar, for 2014’s The Lone Ranger, and this year for Star Trek Beyond, the third film in the newly launched series of films based on the 1966-69 TV series. “It’s pretty incredible,” said Harlow from the Atlanta location of the new Black Panther film, “having been a fan of Star Trek the original series—and subsequent series and films—that I would be involved to the extent that I am to the point of being nominated for an Academy Award.” 

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  • Meet the Mad Scientists Responsible for Star Trek Beyond’s Oscar-Nominated Makeup
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    Meet the Mad Scientists Responsible for Star Trek Beyond’s Oscar-Nominated Makeup

    “You take all these images, and whether consciously or subconsciously, because you’ve seen things over the years, you just start melding them together,” said Harlow, who previously won an Oscar in 2010 for his makeup on the first rebooted Star Trek. “It was kind of a free-for-all in the beginning. I suggested we start creating alien designs, and everybody [on the in-house team] brought their love of Star Trek to it, and their own artistic sensibilities.”

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  • ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Makeup Artist Joel Harlow Discusses Designing Makeup For 56 Unique Alien Races
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    ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Makeup Artist Joel Harlow Discusses Designing Makeup For 56 Unique Alien Races

    A connoisseur of special makeup effects and an admitted Trekkie, makeup artist Joel Harlow signed on to return for Star Trek Beyond after working on the 2009 reboot, without any hesitation. Boasting a blockbuster resume of three decades, it’s in the Star Trek films specifically that Harlow finds “the opportunity for creativity.” Indeed, Harlow led a sprawling team in designing special makeup effects for 56 alien races represented in the film, all of which are rooted in natural inspirations.

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  • Interview: FYC Best Hair and Makeup – Joel Harlow on Creating 56 Alien Races for Star Trek: Beyond
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    Interview: FYC Best Hair and Makeup – Joel Harlow on Creating 56 Alien Races for Star Trek: Beyond

    Joel Harlow was first inspired by the makeup effects when he was a young boy watching the original King Kong. Captivated by the magic of animatronics, Harlow decided that was what he wanted to do, so he embarked on a career in stop-motion. John Carpenter’s The Thing also had an impact on him and inspired him to jump into makeup. In 2010 he won the Academy Award for Best Makeup on Star Trek, and this year Harlow received his second nomination for his work on Star Trek: Beyond. He’s gone from creating two alien tribes on the first Star Trek to 56 different alien races for the latest film. “There’s a little bit of Klingon in Krall.” Harlow says on creating the franchise’s latest villain.

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  • 2017 Oscar Nominee Joel Harlow On Designing The Aliens Of 'Star Trek Beyond'
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    2017 Oscar Nominee Joel Harlow On Designing The Aliens Of 'Star Trek Beyond'

    2010 Oscar winner (Star Trek), and 2017 Oscar nominee (Star Trek Beyond) Joel Harlow is the man behind the wonderfully surreal makeup and prosthetics you’ve seen in major sci-fi and fantasy franchises. He’s worked on the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, Alice in Wonderland, The Lone Ranger, Star Trek Beyond and many, many more. Joel talked to me about his work designing a universe full of diverse alien life in Star Trek Beyond.

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  • LOGAN Super Bowl Spot (2017)
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    LOGAN Super Bowl Spot (2017)

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