‘Star Trek’ news: Joel Harlow talks about special effects makeup used in the film

In fantasy and sci-fi, filmmakers must bring their audience to the world they’d never known. What’s helping them realize that goal is going beyond one’s imagination. That’s where special effects and makeup artists come forward, and Joel Harlow is a connoisseur of special makeup effects.

In a recent interview with Deadline, Harlow shared extraordinary concepts that he uses when he’s working with 56 kinds of aliens to complete the inter-universal enterprise of the 2016 blockbuster “Star Trek Beyond.” He once won the Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling for his masterpiece in the 2009 “Star Trek” film, the 11th installment of the franchise.