I thought I'd share some old video footage of some work on an old-age makeup . The process was done with the help of Chuck Jarman who owns a Halloween mask company in Vallejo, California called Bump in the Night Productions: http://www.bumpinthenightproductions.com/
Here's a screen grab of one of the video clips and a link to my Sculpture page of my website:
thats awesome ... nice detail .... hey .. i was curious.. what do you do to make the edges of the mask blend into the skin so well?
Thanks Killer Napkins.
As you can see in the piece mold process, the edges of the sculpture blends down to the raw plaster. That plaster around the edges (the overflow area or flashing) is Vaselined so that when the negative mold is made the plaster against plaster doesn't stick to itself and the foam that squeezes through is left paper thin. This creates a very thin membrane around the edge of the appliance - called the "blender edge". This membrane is carefully ripped by hand to be sort of irregular or jagged so that when it is glued down to the skin it's harder to for the audience to follow the line of edge and helps it to disappear. Also, the adhesive itself is thinned and brushed over the thin edges and it practically dissolves as it sets.
Finally, a small sponge is used to stipple some thicker glue to create a texture that matches the texture of the sculpture and the actor's skin. Does all that make sense?
ahh that is badass... so its foam rubber then ... i need to get me some of that.. do you make the molds and cast the stuff yourself? thanks for the info too man ... very cool stuff..
i tried some makeup for this zombie movie i made ... i basically used latex though and brushed it on the skinw ith cotton mixed in for gross texture... ahah very cheesy i know but, i neeed to learn more of the kinda stuff you are doing... thanks again
It's been awhile since I've posted in this thread. I wanted to share a new website I've been putting together for my old friend and colleague and I. It covers our work in make up and prop creation, including stop motion and stage work.