2013 AMGA Grand Marshall
2013 Grand Marshall
Carlos Savant is the owner of CSFX, a Special
Effects company specializing in Special Makeup Effects
for Film and Television. He is a member of Local 798 as
a Special Makeup Effects Artist, and in Local 478 as a
Special Effects Technician, Sculptor/Plasterer, and Construction
Foreman. CSFX can supply custom built prosthetics to suit
any need, from full creatures to facial prosthetics to
alter features. Savant enjoys using magination and creativity
to bring his clients expectations into reality. A cornerstone
of his business philosophy is the determination and passion
to constantly improve his techniques, while producing
high quality effects.
As a Makeup Artist, his speciality is the creation and
application of prosthetics. He is fluid in life-casting,
sculpting, molding and casting said prosthetics. Savant
has been practicing Special Effects Makeup in the industry
since 2006 and feels that he is a well rounded artist.
With experience in Special Effects, and Makeup Effects,
he can supply productions with realistic characters, as
well as, highlight the character's scene with atmosphere
or blood effects. Savant's skills are diverse to serve
the industry in many capacities. CSFX is a great asset
to have on set because they can handle any situation that
may come up out of kit (creating wounds on the fly), apply
pre-made prosthetics, and can make various types of bloods
for different situations. The CSFX shop is located in
Jefferson, Louisiana to serve the Greater New Orleans
area. They are completely mobile to serve the industry
wherever is needed.
His experience covers staff shop molding & casting
in various materials, scenic sculpting, prosthetic fabrication
(foam-latex, silicone, gelatin and transfer prosthetics)
and application, life-casting, atmosphere applications
(wind, rain, fog), breakaway glass and plaster, r/c compressed
air bullet hits, bleeder rigs, and flame bars. He is a
well-rounded artist that can serve the industry in different
departments to create the most realistic props, makeup
effects and practical effects.
Savant's wife, Heather Green is orginally from Alexandria.
Heather and Carlos have been together for 12 years and
have a two year old together. His name is Harrison Savant.
As most parents hope, may he follow in dad's footsteps
to create movie magic and scare the masses.
At CSFX, they enjoy the art of fear and the lasting effects
of said fears.