Face Off AfterBuzz TV AfterShow
AFTERBUZZ TV is an online broadcast network, founded by E! host Maria Menounos and producer Keven Undergaro, designated to TV discussion and after-show content in webcast and podcast form. When fans finish watching their favorite shows, they can go online to watch or listen to an aftershow that features hosts breaking down everything they viewed, taking calls from fans and interviewing guests.
The Face Off AfterBuzz TV AfterShow recaps, reviews and discusses episodes of Syfy’s Face Off.
Face Off is an American reality television game show on the Syfy cable network in which a group of prosthetic makeup artists compete against each other to create prostheses such as those found in science fiction and horror films. Actress McKenzie Westmore serves as the show’s host, with judges being Academy Award-winning makeup artist Ve Neill, and television and film makeup artist Glenn Hetrick. Creature designer and director Patrick Tatopoulos served as judge for the first two seasons, but he was replaced by creature designer and concept artist Neville Page from Season 3. Industry figures and artists including Brian Grazer, Kevin Smith, Paul W. S. Anderson, Greg Nicotero, Rick Baker, and Gale Anne Hurd have served as guest judges. Each week, the artists face a “Spotlight Challenge” that tests their artistry and techniques to create a full makeup character to match a theme over the course of 3 days. The first day allows for concept design and sculpting for five hours, a second day of 9½ to 10 hours for work in finishing the molding, and a final day of 4 hours in applying the makeup before a one-hour “Last Look” for touch ups. The judges then have the opportunity to look at the makeups from afar and up close, and decide a series of top and bottom looks for the week. One artist will be deemed the winner, sometimes receiving a special bonus prize such as immunity from elimination or a cash reward, and one artist will be eliminated from the running for the grand prize. Some episodes also feature a “Foundation Challenge”, a smaller challenge that introduces a new technique on a smaller scale, and the winner is awarded an advantage for that week’s Spotlight Challenge, ranging from immunity from elimination to receiving a first choice of theme. The Face Off winner receives $100,000 and a year’s supply of makeup from Alcone (changed to $25,000 of makeup in season 2).