So, some of the terms, we'll start with the top 10:
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
So, some of the terms, we'll start with the top 10:
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Trade Show. I'm doing a trade show in April, hopefully if I can afford the trip to Hamilton, Ont. The show itself isn't very expensive at all, it's getting there that'll be a bugger. In the meantime I'm hoping to crank out a whole pile of new products before then. Some new random foam props, resin one, demon things in jars, weapons, new prosthetics, masks and maybe other stuff. I've been so lazy in developing new products, I'm kind of using the trade show as a deadline to get this all done.
Photo shoots. I got an extension to the "Demons" project, now titled "The Secret Lives of Demons", so I will be attempting about 20 photo shoots between now and mid-March. Might be doable, don't know yet. After that I will be moving on to Volume 2 of the project and stepping up the makeup a bit - that's the plan at least.
2013 Demon Pinup Calendar. It's a while off, but it's something else in the works. Planning on doing a calendar filled with old classic pinup style looking pictures, but with demons - of course that probably goes without saying.
DVDs. Hoping to actually start selling them on the website soon.
T-shirts. Soon might be a possibility.
Bimbo Zombie Killers! the Web Series. Still haven't had time to have a meeting to create the overall plot, even though it's roughed out. A couple months behind schedule, but that's nothing new. Should still happen this year.
Year of the Dead. A new project I start this past week. It'll be a sort of supernatural detective story about detectives on the trailer of a slightly mental necromancer using the souls of the undead to appease an ancient evil Demon God in order to become one himself. Don't think it'll be a feature, but you never know at this point, just working out some background details on the characters at this point.
That's more or less it I think. I've had some recent production problems with the business and I'm taking some steps to slightly simplify things and make that run more smoothly. A pile of new pieces should be going online soon as well.
That's it for now I think.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Can be made blank with spikes and teeth not attached if desired, just let me know. The spikes and teeth are easily adhered to the mask with crazy glue, that should keep them on permanently. They come with an elastic strap sewn in to slip them on and off. To sort of blend them in, just some black makeup around your eyes and mouth should do it.
They sell for $26, so iffen you feel the need to devour men's souls, or anyone's really, you might want to snag one of these. Allow for about 3-4 days for manufacturing, these things require time to look this nasty.
I've also started up an Online Funding Campaign to turn this crap into a feature. The campaign will run for the next year, or until we reach our goal. Although in order for us to reach that goal, this site needs to get out there as much as possible - so feel free to repost the link EVERYWHERE!
I will be making another version of the video to upload to other sites, including the URL to this site to hopefully draw in more traffic. $10,000 is a pretty reasonable amount, I can do A LOT with $10,000 - it's pretty easy when you come from the Roger Corman mentality of film making.
So enjoy the trailer, it's probably not safe for work, depending where you work.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
The website I'm referring to of course is the site for the fake trailer and the Online Funding Campaign that will take place over the course of the next year. We're hoping to raise enough money to actually turn that trailer into a full blown (no pun intended) feature film, and make it look way worse. And by worse I mean, the FX will be better and more over the top (the whole reason for needing money in the first place really), the Demon Hooker will be redesigned, making these masks a bit of a nostalgic kind of thing. The "deaths" you see in the trailer are PG compared to some of the stuff I'd like to do.
The trailer and the website goes live tomorrow at 5pm. The Online Funding Campaign starts as well and will end either when we reach our goal or 5pm next Halloween.
Donations will be handled pretty simply, no money changes hands until the goal is reached. So for now there will be an email set up for pledges. So if you think you'd like to donate something, send an email to that address (there'll be a link provided obviously) and the amount you'd like to pledge and whatever email address you use for PayPal. Once we reach the goal in pledges, everyone will receive an invoice through PayPal and hopefully you'll remember and honour the pledge.
And you will be getting something for your money, all sorts of cool stuff lined up depending on the amount you donate. There's be more details once things are online tomorrow.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Here's some pictures of Cold Rath, The Electric Demon - very much inspired by the video game Infamous 2, but first a video
Friday, October 21, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011
The new pieces will be online this week, just in time for last minute Halloween costumes. The full face worn by John here is a Volrath Demon.
The ears here, worn by Emily-Rose, Shassmash Demon Ears ,are brand new. In fact these ones just came out of the oven about 20 minutes before she arrived for makeup. The resin spikes with foam latex sockets are new as well, not sure if I'll be selling these or not.
And now onto some pictures:
Saturday, October 15, 2011
As far as the fake trailer is concerned, only got a few shots left on that. Did a quick shoot last week that involved heading down to the park to splash some blood around. Seems like an average Saturday morning for me these days.
Hoping to get some new props on the go in the next few weeks. This time of year has been pretty busy, busier then I expected. Still got more to do as well, some consignment stuff and some retail stuff as well.
And here's a short doc a friend of mine did on me:
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
The trailer is coming along, we have 2 more days scheduled, the next is pretty shot and the 2nd is going to be another huge day of blood and gore and demons in lingerie - and yes, I am aware how awesome it is that this is now pretty much my job.
The photo shoots are coming along well, I have 3 (?) lined up, maybe more, I can't even remember specifics anymore sometimes. A couple are going to be pretty awesome, some a little more understated but definitely cool.
And in shop news, I am busy, the business is doing really well. I'm almost surprised in a way - but I guess I shouldn't be since I was hoping I'd be this busy. It's been a great learning experience and I've definitely sussed out some weaknesses in my production methods and whatnot. Ones that are easily corrected for next year so I'm not rushing to fill orders as soon as they come in.
My next big plans are for an industry trade show in May in Toronto, not my favourite city but it should be a decent experience. And the Bimbo Zombie Killers! web series which starts shooting in July with a hopefully release date of Halloween Day 2012.
That's it for now, I have to go make more little resin spikes and start working on a master mould, then make more prosthetics and probably other stuff I've already forgotten about.
Friday, September 09, 2011
So in the end I opted out for a couple very small almost cuplike pieces that had a larger surface to grip both the skin and the resin horn. Worked out pretty damned well, the horns were a little floppy almost, but for stills it was more then fine. And they were on there good, we tested them after the shoot to see just how well they were attached - the prosthetic tore off the model's forehead (Will Beckett) before the horns pulled out of their foam latex sockets.
It was a success I guess. Anyway, here's some images. We'd hope it might generate a little interest from some churchgoing types, but everyone seemed to really enjoy it. Aside from the stinkeye we got from one girl leaving church as we were arriving. I think she just looked that way naturally though.
Pretty damned happy with the results. This was one of those shoots where the piece - as subtle and easy to apply as it was, really stands out dramatically. Almost every picture was perfect, that doesn't happen to often.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Kandros Demon Prosthetic
And ancient race of Greek demons. Rarely seen nowadays, but occasionally they descend to this plane for fast food.
Child of Minos
Believed to be descended from the original Minotaur, The Children of Minos enjoy a leisurely existence these days, mainly because most people are scared of them.
Horned Forehead Prosthetic
You can't disguise yourself as a demon without horns.
Sylf Demon Prosthetic
One of many ancient races of demons. Sylf's are extremely peaceful, but very passionate demons, and are often muses to great artists.
Magnus Demon Prosthetic
Brilliant tacticians and problem solvers, Magnus Demons usually take up professions where they can use their deductive skills.
Friday, August 26, 2011
Again, I ended up with a pile of images totally unrelated to the final picture for the book, so again I will post more. And for those of you Islanders who might be wondering "Hey, that kinda looks like fun." You're damned right it is. If you're interested in doing a shoot, you can contact me here - just be aware there are some restrictions and limitations. The biggest one, no kids.
And now some pictures!
It's being created for a Scottish production company, Scottish Badlands, to attach to their upcoming zombie web series, The Dying Seconds - kind of like all those fake trailers in "Grindhouse". It's an opportunity for some great exposure and should be a lot of fun. There's no script, no lines to memorize in advance, nothing like that. We're creating ideas for shots that could be in this movie and hoping it all fits together. No major commitment is needed. We're shooting throughout September and October this year for a November 11th deadline.
So what I'm looking for are actors, actors who don't mind looking utterly foolish and getting extremely bloody and gory. This is strictly volunteer and open only to residents of Prince Edward Island, as well.
PLOT: A young woman is victim of a violent attack by 5 things who leave her for dead in the middle of nowhere.She is found and taken in by a strange group of prostitutes who convince her to take revenge on her assailants by inviting them to their brothel - where the prostitutes then turn into demons intent on eating them and stealing their souls for their demon overlord. All the while they plan on recruiting our lead into their demonic, man-eating, soul sucking lifestyle - which she doesn't take to very readily and fights back against the Man-Eating Hooker from Hell!
Female Hero Lead: Our lead should be the average "girl next door" looking kind of girl. Mid-twenties, give or take. Athletic, there might be lots of running and fighting. Might involve a few costume changes, nothing as drastic as the prostitute characters.
Man-Eating Hookers: There will be 5-6, possibly more. They start out looking normal, and turn into demons. This role will involve one or two costume changes, from looking like an average movie prostitute to being put into prosthetic makeup (you'd be unrecognizable) and dressed somewhat more provocatively, in lingerie or something suitably more sexy - in order to make it a little more disturbing, since they will not look pretty as demons.
Thugs: 5 men, ranging in age, mid-20s to 30s. They'll be scuzzy, unlikable, violent types.
Possibly extras: this won't be confirmed until the shots are laid out.
Demon Overlord: Will be female, unrecognizable in makeup. Should be disturbing looking in many way, more so then the demon prostitutes. May or may not have much screen time in the trailer - still to be determined at this point. More information will be available soon.
If you're at all interested (note, there are no off camera roles or crew needed) please contact us at email@example.com and send a picture, and even a resume if you've any previous acting experience - although none is necessary. Please also make sure to properly identify your email as Fake Movie Trailer project and indicate what role you're interested in.
Because of my own personal schedule and time constraints, I'm looking to do this as effeciently as possible and that means if you're interested, please use the email above - expressing interest in any other fashion will simply get overlooked. And trust me, you don't want to get left out of this.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
So here's a video of the shoot, with an explanation of why it's a little more about the makeup then it is about the actual shoot.
And now for some pictures:
So that's it. It was a fun shoot, the video and the pictures don't even come close to giving you a clue about the final image, so be warned and don't anger the Demon Gods. Tomorrow got another shoot lined up, should be just as awesome.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Melicor Demon ProstheticMelicor Demons are musically inclined creatures with particularly lovely singing voices.
Pointed Demon Ears Prosthetic
Demon ears come in all shapes and sizes, these particular ones are of the pointed variety.
Ragged Demon Ears Prosthetic
Some broken down, raggedy looking demon ears.
Magnus Demon Ears Prosthetic
Spikey demon ears! Comes with 6 resin spikes. Available in dark and light spikes.
Double Pointed Demon Ears Prosthetic
Two points are better then one.
Medium Demon Horns
Some of your typical pointed demon horns.
Medium Demon Horns (TypeB)
Somewhat dramatic horns.
Small Demon Horns
Some funky small horns.
Small Demon Horns
Sharp and pointy little horns.