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Proteus FX

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The Proteus Make-up FX Team (formerly Proteus FX) is a studio specializing in make-up effects for film and television. They recently worked on 2009's Star Trek for director/producer J.J. Abrams. The team operates out of a facility located in the heart of the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, California.

Proteus FX was founded in 2004 by Barney Burman and Steve Prouty. Burman is the artistic director and lead make-up artist of Proteus FX. His wife, Shielu Burman, is the studio's managing director.

Prior to Star Trek, Proteus FX had done make-up effects work for J.J. Abrams on the television series Alias, the 2006 film Mission: Impossible III (also from Paramount Pictures), and the yet-to-air HBO movie Anatomy of Hope. The team's other film projects have included Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny (2006), Blades of Glory (2007), and Valkyrie (2008, directed by Bryan Singer). They have also worked on such television series as Arrested Development, Invasion, Medium and Scrubs.

The team

The members of the Proteus Make-up FX team working on Star Trek and their responsibilities to the film are:

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