Before I get started, I just wanted to mention: Happy Memorial Day! To those who have served their country in the armed forces, to those who have died to protect the freedoms that we enjoy in the USA, you have my deepest gratitude and thanks.
Well, Monday snuck up on us again this week. We all had a late night last night going to see the new Star Trek Into Darkness (which was supercalifragilistiAWESOME!) and talking about it over pizza afterwards. Nothing super exciting has happened with Evasion this week, but I did do something fun that has to do with movie-making, so I figured now is a good time to share it!
One of the other films we are involved in this summer is a short film celebrating the 100th birthday of a little town nearby named Enumclaw (where the Swets live) funded by the city arts council. Several of us have official positions in the film (very exciting), mine being the Hair and Makeup Lead. Part of the plot of the movie involves going into the past, and a few of the characters need to have very full beards and some super moustaches. Meaning, I need to learn how to do fake hair, stat! This week, the director gave me some supplies, and Max volunteered to be my first victim *evil scheming face here*. I learned a lot, there are several things I didn’t do quite right, and I’ll be practicing some more before we shoot, especially in the moustache area.
I’m not going to give an in-depth tutorial this time. I think I will let the pictures speak for themselves. I’ll just give a little background about the supplies I was using:
1. Crepe hair: a wool, which is usually used for beard and moustache prosthetics. Comes in lots of different colors. Usually, two or more colors are used because it makes the beard look more realistic.
2. Spirit Gum: an adhesive. Kinda smelly. Very sticky. It is advisable to use a spirit gum remover solution, rather than just ripping the beard or moustache off.
3. Silver gray: a liquid for putting silver in the hair to make the model look older.
4. Random other: Fingers. Moist towellettes for constant cleaning of said fingers. Toothbrush or disposable mascara wand for applying the silver gray. Scissors for cutting and trimming the hair.
Let the pictures begin!
Presenting, Maxwell Swet, as we all know and love him, to grandpa and weird-hobo-guy-with-gun!
Well, that’s it folks! As always, please leave your thoughts below; we LOVE to hear them and eagerly await the email saying we got a new comment. 😉
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