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‘Block-Buster’ 30 Movies preview 2017

Bringing in the New Year with a preview of the ‘block-buster’ 30 Movies for 2017

Hi all, I am so looking forward to these coming productions.

There’s something for the entire fandom for all ages so this is gonna be a long one…

Before you kick back, go get yourself a bowl of popcorn and your choice of refreshment.

Snippets List Include:

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter | 0:29
John Wick: Chapter 2 | 1:06
The Lego Batman Movie | 1:33
The Great Wall | 2:10
Logan | 2:34
Kong: Skull Island | 3:13
Beauty and the Beast | 3:49
Power Rangers | 4:31
Ghost in the Shell | 5:07
The Fate of the Furious | 5:38
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 | 6:09
Alien: Covenant | 7:03
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales | 7:28
Wonder Woman | 8:07
World War Z 2 | 8:39
Cars 3 | 9:13
Transform...

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Funny Bloopers – Star Wars

 

Funny Bloopers – YouTube

Watching these bloopers (thanks to YouTube) often show the background set incorporates green and blue screen as mentioned in my previous blog ‘CGI-Blue vs. Green Screen‘, however, here are some funny posts to bring in your New Year with a laugh! Enjoy!

And even more funnies made from technical stuff (usual term is prop failure) backstage.

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CGI – Blue vs. Green Screen Chroma Keying

CGI – Blue vs. Green Screen

Chroma key compositing, or chroma keying, is a special effects / post-production technique for compositing (layering) two images or video streams together.

Almost all studios nowadays use green screens, however there was a time when blue chroma key screens were the main stay.

One of the things the general public are unaware of is whichever colour is used, has to be avoided in any of the set pieces, props and costumes/clothing of the person being filmed because the colour will pick up and show any background overlay (such as a mountain scene) – a big no-no.

Green chroma key screens became the ultimate universal ‘CGI canvas’ because with the blue chroma key there was more ‘bleeding’ around the actors and set items making the foreground images a little blurry with...

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Halloween, Nightbreed, Hellraiser – Clive Barker

Halloween, Nightbreed, Hellraiser – Clive Barker

Halloween is here once again and although it is not really in the genre of film industry, it is within the realm of special effects makeup.

One of my most favourite writer and creators of horror is Clive Barker and his characters such as ‘Pinhead’ out of the Hellraiser films and ‘Shuna Sassi’  from ‘Nightbreed’.

There is not that much background information available online about these characters, especially Shuna Sassi and how they came into being.

I was introduced to these characters through fan club based people that wanted to play these characters for their Halloween parties, which lead me to do a lot of researching and finding out some obscure trivia/information about the costumes, makeup and Clive Barker himself.

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Clive Barker is one...

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Washable Blood

Make Washable Blood

There are many types of ‘blood and wound’ effects that can be made up for film.
It depends on what type of wounding or ‘bleeding’ is needed for the scene i.e. cut throat – gushing blood, torn wounded flesh – coagulating blood etc. to what you need to make.
If you are new to this I strongly recommend that you study up on the different visual stages of bleeding, wounds and bruising before getting into making these effects.
Washable Blood
Washable blood is handy to have if your actors have to wear the same costume usually a few times for scenes before the actual ‘bloody scene’. It saves on the wardrobe/costume budget.
If it is for a particularly gory blood spraying scene, you are likely to have to make gallons of the stuff, so be prepared.
The main ingredients are liquid ...

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Old fashioned makeup Trivia/Tricks

Old fashioned makeup Trivia/Tricks

Remember the time when most movies were black and white?

Here’s some old fashioned makeup, trivia and tricks!

For example the 1960’s Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Psycho’ starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh amongst other great actors of the time.

One of the most memorable scenes was the stabbing in the shower and to this day people use the sound effect to describe a vicious scary attack.

During the filming of that scene the ‘FX’ crew were using different types of ‘blood’ unsuccessfully before they found the right ‘flow’ effect as it was washing down the drain hole.

Finally they discovered that ‘Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup’ gave the perfect seeping, stickiness and blending with the water and because the film was ‘black and white’, hid that the blood was not red.

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