Tuesday, December 8, 2015

A Couple of Zombies

This last week I got to do a fun, quick zombie job for a short film. 

The gag is that a kid in a movie theater sees a young couple kissing a few rows ahead of him, then, freaked out by the scary movie, imagines they're zombies tearing at each other's flesh.  So it was just a one shot reveal.

Except for the gory bits on the male zombie's neck, it's all just highlight and shadow with creme makeup, and a little dry blood.  I may have gone a bit too subtle, but I didn't want to push it too far, since the amount of innards getting pulled out of him was already going to be a little over the top.

Sydney Ross, who did the beauty makeup for the shoot, shot this video from the monitor of the tearing flesh gag while I was standing by with extra blood.

They had to go to lunch in makeup.  I'm sure passersby were a little perplexed.
The above photos were taken by Anabel, the producer

On his neck is a silicone prosthetic molded off of this quickie sculpture I did of a bite wound, with red stringy latex for her to bite and pull and tear.

Fun stuff!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Haunted Mansion Holiday Photoshoot

I went to the Haunted Mansion the other day to grab some reference photos for an upcoming project (more on that soon!), and snapped a few extras for fun.  Enjoy!

Thursday, November 5, 2015


You may have noticed a change in the blog header graphics (or not, since there hasn't been terribly much going on here lately, so you probably don't even remember, right?).  Here's the scoop:

1) The last header had lousy artwork that was really only meant to be a placeholder

2) "Yard Haunt" really has no business being in the title anymore, as we've just passed six years since the last one.  They will return, but not in the foreseeable future.

So, there you go.  New art.  Well, graphics.  Let's not over-inflate it, here.

Here's the evolution of the blog to date.  A moment of silence, please, for those headers no longer with us.

Before that there was no picture, and it was another site!

Good riddance.

I've got some darned cool spooky projects cooking, so keep yer eyes peeled.

P.S. Hey, those new ghosts look neat, right?  You can download a projection video of them here: www.chickenprops.com/p/spooks.html

Monday, November 2, 2015

He Chose ... Poorly

Our Halloween costumes this year: Dr. Elsa Schneider and Walter Donovan from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

...featuring False Grail Change-o-Face!

Did you catch the trick?  There's a UV LED flashlight hidden in the stem of the chalice to trigger the blacklight reactive makeup