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Horror Fun Makeup – Liquid Latex vs. Silicone

Horror fun makeup is just a little break from all the boring stuff I might be posting in the future!

The Wonders of Liquid Latex and Silicone Rubber

There are two types of liquid latex: Thick – Often used for the more solid negative castings e.g. for soap, severed arms and fingers etc.

The silicone rubber needs a catalyst mixed in to set and contains no ammonia, whereas the other type of rubber latex sets by heat (warm day or hair dryer).

*Liquid latex is perfect for creating special effects like scars, fake skin, wrinkles or can even be used as an adhesive.  Usually the bottle sizes available are 30 ml, 133 ml and 270 ml and can be bought online from Amazon or fancy dress outlets.

*Note:  always test this product first to ensure there is no allergy to latex...

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Film Abbreviations Arghhh!

Film Abbreviations Arghhh!

For most of you this is a very very Very boring blog!

It is about understanding the lingo when reading scripts and other parts of the tech sav stuff for the aspiring film maker, actor or other aspiring creative crew members on set.

Ever wonder what DP or Ext, and loc means? Well this listing covers some of the abbreviated language that is a good mind bending start to your introduction into understanding and deciphering what the heck you are reading when you start your studies.

The following samples have been supplied compliments of the ‘IEC’ – Online Encyclopedia Of Cinematographers  and I will only present you with ‘A-D’ otherwise this blog will take you until next year to read.

In the meantime, here is something else to entertain the rest of you:

‘The Cine...

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Golden Rules – Successful Film Projects 2

Golden Rules – Successful Film Projects 2

Continued…
I left off on the last posting on the subject of catering.
Always feed people and observe peoples special dietary needs making sure there is a list with your caterer. (This is where your ‘zero budget’ becomes a non zero budget).

The Reason –
You want to keep your team happy and staying put, not wandering off to buy food and possibly not coming back or even drinking alcohol (a big no-no) and coming back late and loaded! Of course this will delay your shoot and everyone left waiting for those individuals.

Time is money. A well-fed crew is a happy crew and if your people are not being paid, then at the very least you must feed them!

Always have plenty of meetings and ask your crew for input and suggestions – truly listen.
The Reason –
The s...

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Golden Rules – Successful Film Projects 1

Golden Rules – Successful Film Projects 1

This blog is all about the’Golden Rules’ successful Film Projects.

This blog is a ‘Must Do’ of film tips ‘n’ tricks to help you along with media-making projects.
Whether they be a ‘zero dollar’ to a ‘multi-million dollar’ budget, these rules still apply.

The first thing to understand and prioritize above all else are your ‘team’.

Happiness and clear communication – golden… not money is the key.

Respectfulness and listening to everyone from the get-go meaning the pre-production stage.
Keep everyone informed at all times – When I say everyone I mean EVERYONE including the cleaner, gaffer, caterer etc.
The Reason –
You never know who knows who and who has the knowledge or extra resources you might need along the way.
Say your lighting bulbs go missin...

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