Special makeup effects artist Howard Berger peels back the curtain on how actors are transformed into monsters in this fascinating clip.

Berger is an Emmy-winning makeup magician best known for his work on The Walking DeadM/em> and the Chronicles of Narnia films.

The clip, released by the Academy Originals YouTube channel, shows Berger’s entire process, including the molding process to create the prosthetics, the detailed painting, and the application of the final effect on the actor.

If you’ve got any interest in learning how movie magic is made, it’s a must-see.