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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

A Little Gore Before Halloween

I was recently asked to help out on a short film doing a particularly weird, creepy, gory character makeup.  The only problem was, I wouldn't be available for the duration of the shoot to apply and remove the makeup each day.  The solution I worked out was to make a flexible silicone copy of the actor's face with all the "makeup" applied, that he could wear as a mask.  Did that sound confusing?  Let me try it again.  The actor wore a mask of his own face, but gory.  Make more sense?

I took a lifecast of the actor's face by pouring melted clay into the mold we made of him, and was able to carve the wounds and...weird stuff directly into it.

Then I molded that and painted in a few layers of a soft silicone (so that he would be able to emote somewhat through the mask).

Some paint...

Some slime (which was actually just more silicone so it would be totally solid and non-sticky)...

Tie on a couple elastic straps, and he's good to go!

It's not the best method, mind you, but for four evenings of work, it works pretty well.

Monday, October 28, 2013

2013 Pumpkin Sculpture

A goofy pumpkin rendition of the infamous Hatbox Ghost.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

The Halloween Bug

I caught the itch to make something spooky these last few days before Halloween.  We'll see where it goes.  Doodle today, prop tomorrow?

Monday, October 7, 2013

Free Castle and Village Facades - Southern California

Free to a good haunt!

I created these set pieces for a student film about a fantasy Princess who is transported from her world into ours, and now we need to get rid of them.  They need to be claimed by Monday the 14th, or we'll have to take them to the dumps.

They're located in Orange County, CA.  You'll need to bring a truck to transport them.

Most of the construction is fire-retardant-treated foam, and will break down into manageable pieces.  The castle measures approx. 12' tall and 32' long, for reference.

Bonus: we'll be ageing the set to suit the final battle scene of our film, so it will be very haunt-ready when you get them!

Contact me at ChickenHaunt [at] gmail.com

P.S. Yes, I'll have plenty of progress photos for the rest of you later on.