York College alum and "Faceoff" judge Glenn Hetrick will discuss his career as a special-effects artist at 5 p.m. Monday in the College's DeMeester Recital Hall (Evelyn and Earle Wolf Hall).

The event is open to the public free of charge.

Hetrick has served for three seasons as a judge on "Faceoff," on which a dozen special-effects artists compete for $100,000 and a year's supply of makeup. As a designer, fabricator, sculptor and painter, he worked on several seasons of "Buffy," "Angel," "X-Files," "Freaky Links," "Babylon 5" and "Roswell," among others.

As CEO of Optic Nerve Studios, Hetrick has personally supervised and designed every effect for hundreds of forensically accurate make-ups and corpses for "Crossing Jordan," Hugh Jackman's head and body replicas for "The Prestige," all of the make-up illusions and prosthetics on "Heroes" and "CSI: NY," the surreal effects in Sony's "Legion," custom wardrobe and instruments for Lady Gaga and a myriad of other projects.


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