Real-Life Professor Farnsworth from Futurama!

Good news, everyone! After creating the lifelike Zoidberg costume for us earlier this year, effects artist Frank Ippolito takes on another makeup challenge from the world of Futurama. This time, it’s Professor Farnsworth! Watch Frank bring the professor to life with sculpting, molding, and casting of prosthetics, and then applying the makeup on an actor to unveil at the Tested stage show! (This video was brought to you by Premium memberships on Tested. Learn more about how you can support us by joining the Tested Premium community!)

Video shot and edited by Joey Fameli
Music Library provided by Jingle Punks
Thanks to Chuck Lines for playing Farnsworth at our stage show!

Comments (19)

19 thoughts on “Real-Life Professor Farnsworth from Futurama!

  1. I wanna see Zoidberg and Farnsworth just walking around together, bantering. Possibly at a con in the future maybe?

  2. Simply amazing, Frank! 😎👍

    .

    It’s also nice to see our first bit of video from The Live Tested Show at the Castro Theater..

  3. I thought Norm was going to announce the new Dacia Sandero after that introduction.

    The Dacia Sandero you say?! How exciting! Aaanyway…

  4. I chatted with Chuck at the bar meetup afterwards, nice guy, really loves Dr. Who.

    Frank told me off for not eating at Fat Heads in Pittsburgh since I live just outside it.

  5. That makeup was really something. Frank is a master of his craft.

    But I do feel that the actor brought something as well. The movements of his mouth and eyes gave the character life.

  6. I thought Norm was going to announce the new Dacia Sandero after that introduction.

    The Dacia Sandero you say?! How exciting! Aaanyway…

    LMAO

  7. Great Job Frank, thanks for awesome post and behind the scenes pics Norm! These FX based, costume, sculpting posts are fantastic.

    Frank, was this using Smooth On silicone Echo Flex 30 for the facial appliances? Smooth On is the best, love their stuff.

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