‘Face Off’ Episode Guide (Aug. 5): Artists Compete in their First Individual Spotlight Challenge

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‘Face Off’ Episode Guide (Aug. 5): Artists Compete in their First Individual Spotlight Challenge

“Ancient Aliens” (08/05/14) – In their first individual Spotlight Challenge, the 13 remaining artists are tasked with exploring the world’s great wonders and the ancient aliens who may have helped build them.

Syfy’s acclaimed unscripted series, “Face Off,” returns for a seventh season themed “Life and Death.” Freddy Krueger himself, actor Robert Englund, makes an appearance and offers advice on creating a convincing makeup. “Pay attention to your model,” he tells the artists. “Look at his face and build on that. I think one of the successes of the Freddy makeup is that they kept some of my own facial structures which I was able to animate easier.”

In a “Face Off” first, Syfy rolls out an interactive social integration for season 7, calling on viewers to each week tweet about their favorite contestant using #FaceOff. Viewer tweets will determine who the weekly fan favorite is, and at the season’s end, the contestant who ranked the overall most favorite will be rewarded with $10,000.

Returning to the lab for the new season is actress and host McKenzie Westmore, along with judges Glenn Hetrick (“CSI: New York,” “The Hunger Games,” “Heroes”) and Neville Page (“Avatar,” “Prometheus”). World-renowned makeup artist — and McKenzie’s dad – Michael Westmore resumes his role as the official contestant mentor.

Ve Neill is in the midst of working on her latest films in “The Hunger Games” franchise, but will sit on the judging panel for three episodes of “Face Off” during season 7. Stepping in to complete the panel is Lois Burwell, a renowned Academy-Award winning makeup artist known for her work on “Lincoln,” “Braveheart,” “Saving Private Ryan,” “War Horse” and “War of the Worlds.”

In this high-stakes “Life and Death” themed season, the contestants will face creative challenges designed to inspire them to explore life, death, rebirth and mortality. Some of the creatures the talented artists create include an angry, twisted tree character; a new animal species; and a reptilian super solider that would fit into the world of G.I. Joe.

The “Face Off” contestants will be whittled down week by week, until only three remain for a finale showdown. The winning artist will receive $100,000, a 2014 Fiat 500 and a VIP package courtesy of Kryolan Professional Make-Up. Kryolan Professional Make-Up continues as the official make-up sponsor of “Face Off.”

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