Ravenous Studios is a character makeup and prop making shop based in beautiful Portland, Oregon. Owned and operated by Christina Kortum, or "CK" as she's known, it offers a wide variety of makeup fx to all levels of budget.
Christina has been working in the film and entertainment industry for over 12 years, on projects located around the world. You have seen her work on such shows as NBC's Grimm, Portlandia, Leverage, The Librarians, as well as numerous independent feature films. With her prior background in manufacturing production planning, she also has years of experience with supervising teams, organizing projects, managing budgets, and meeting deadlines.
The road leading Christina becoming an effects artist was not the typical one. After receiving a degree in Creative Arts from San Jose State, she found herself going into information technology instead of the art career she had planned. Years of working in the chemical manufacturing industry led to a mixed skill-set of network engineering, database design, production planning, and management . She moved to Portland and started dabbling in independent film nights and weekends. This eventually rolled into the creative career in the arts she had always dreamed of.
Christina lives in Portland with her husband, son, two cats, and dog that looks suspiciously like an Ewok.
Some of the services Ravenous Studios provides are:
- Creature/Character Design
- Custom Prosthetics (foam, gelatin, silicone, etc)
- Fake Tattoo design and creation
- Mold Making
- Prop duplication and fabrication (foam and rubber weapons, set pieces, etc)
- Blood Effects
- Makeup Application
IATSE Local 488
Located in Portland, Oregon (PST)