Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire

Joanne Finnegan 

BA [Hons] 3D Design Modelmaking + Digital Art

I'm Joanne Finnegan from Waterford and graduating from 3D Model Making. I love horror, gore, and SFX make-up. My ideal career would be in prosthetics or prop making because I enjoy sculpting, molding, and casting. I also have an interest in architectural model making and I make and sell polymer jewelry in my spare time.

Final Project - Decapitated Silicone Head Props

My final project was about producing two silicone head props to be used in a death scene of a tv show set during the French Revolution. The heads were accompanied by a handcrafted guillotine. This project involved lifecasting, sculpting in chavant, molding, casting, and painting in silicone. The finishing touches were hair punching, wig attaching, and fake blood.

Thesis Title - The Stylization of Violence in Film

My thesis is about understanding how violence is stylized in film through the different elements of filmmaking, such as; cinematography, special effects, lighting, sound, and screenplay. To explore this in detail I used three directors and their work for case studies; John Carpenter, Tim Burton, and Quentin Tarantino. I was able to compare these director's use of violence and draw similarities or contrasts between them.