Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Gortch and friends

I did two attempts at this, just because I was still getting used to sculpting and figuring out my own style and technique. I'm pretty happy with the results of the 2nd version. This is for the character of Gortch, who will be played by Graham Putnam in Grayson & Gortch. This character has a small part in the feature Malice and the short is sort of a Lethal Weapon style 80's action movie.
I do want to point out that I did not design the prosthetic. It was based off a existing design, "Boaris" by The Scream Team - the reason I'm just not buying it from them this time around is mainly cost since I'd need several over the course of shooting and the original used in Malice wasn't the best fit for Graham's face, this one was done off a cast of his face so it'll fit him perfectly and should blend in better.

I'm hoping to get a foam latex version produced as soon as I get more supplies in sometime in the next 2 weeks or so. And I'll probably do a full photoshoot with him in full costume if I can.

Also, I've done another prosthetic, this one will be for the online shop. It's the obligatory vampire forehead prosthetic that every prosthetic shop seems to have. I figured it'd be good practice even if it didn't turn out, but I think it turned out pretty damned good.

The design is nothing spectacular, just another version of the typical furrowed brow look but I made sure my version would be more of a generic fit for both male and female. I found some of the other prosthetics I've bought over the years had rather large foreheads and had to be trimmed back to fit females. Hopefully this will be a better fit for more people.

And here's some others I've been working on:

A weird bat nose - not great,
but I like the idea of it.

The "Thug" from Cronus redone.

I created a lower jaw for the "Thug".
Looks silly by itself, but awesome with the top piece.

"Bofa" from Cronus, redone and modified.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Slasher Flick

It's been awhile since I update this - mainly because nothing's been going on. Just waiting on the soundtrack for the 3D Movie - no idea when that'll be done. All the audio for Cronus still needs to be done, I'm hoping to get out under a pile of work and crap to get that started soon.

Karl and Grayson & Gortch have taken a bit of a backseat for the moment, they're still being worked on, just taking forever. Although a first draft of the script for Grayson & Gortch is done.

Otherwise, I've been making some progress with the Slasher Flick. It will have a real title, just haven't come up with a decent one yet. The movie has taken a more serious tone then originally planned, not overly serious, not dramatic serious just not as campy as Bimbo Zombie Killers! was. We're kind of hoping it'll have the same tone as the movie Slither.

The plot is pretty decent, a little involved and told fairly simply, but you'll have to actually pay attention or it won't make sense. Bad news for folks who had trouble understanding Bimbo Zombie Killers!

We have our location, scouted it out this weekend and with a little work it should be perfect. It'll be a single weekend long shoot. Strting Friday afternoon until late Sunday afternoon. Mainly because it's a two hour drive to the location and it's pretty isolated. I'm pretty confident we can shoot the whole thing pretty quick, we'll just have to storyboard the hell out of it so we don't miss anything - at least nothing that can't be reset and shot elsewhere more convenient.

The location as it looks now.

Still got a few months work on it anyway, I think our target date is May sometime to shoot it.

Lots of FX to work out, should be pretty gory in places and the final scene takes place underwater even. Should be interesting.

In other news, I've been busy working away at sculpting prosthetics and while I won't say I'm pretty awesome at it, because I'm not, I am getting much a better feel for it. I thought it was odd at first how everything I read refused to say there is a standard technique for sculpting - as I progressed with it I realized that the technique I'm most comfortable with doesn't match any of the descriptions I read -makes sense now.

I've got a couple done, nothing spectacular, but fairly decent. Obviously as I get better at sculpting I'll probably become more adventurous with the designs.

The hardest part is finding a decent supplier during the winter months, since latex is a water based product and it has to be shipped in a heated container. I need to find out what the shelf life of this stuff is, maybe I can just stock up when it's warmer.