Ravenous Studios is makeup and prop shop based in beautiful Portland, Oregon.
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
Ravenous Studios is owned by Christina Kortum. Christina has been working in the film and entertainment industry for over 10 years, on a broad range of 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 feature films. Experienced in both beauty makeup, special effects makeup, blood effects, tattoos, and prop making she's known for running a "one stop shop" that can supply all your makeup needs for a project.
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 route to 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 planned. Years of working in manufacturing led to a career in production planning and database design, all the while pursuing a music career on the side. Every October she worked at local haunted attractions doing acting, set painting, and eventually makeup. She moved to Portland, and started dabbling in the indie film scene, caught the bug, and soon found herself immersed teaching herself special effects makeup and prop building. Ravenous Studios was born out of this creative addiction. She lives in Portland with her husband, son, two cats, and dog that looks suspiciously like an Ewok......
IATSE Local 488
Located in Portland, Oregon (PST)