ALISTAIR1918 - Gas Station - LOGO

ALISTAIR1918 – That’s a wrap on DAY 2 (PHOTOS)

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28 May 2014
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ALISTAIR1918 - Drug Store

ALISTAIR1918 – That’s a wrap on DAY 1 (Photos)

ALISTAIR1918 - TRUCK STOP - LOGO

ALISTAIR1918 - FENCE

ALISTAIR1918 - CREW TUNNEL

ALISTAIR1918 - POPPY + BRANDON IN WOODS

ALISTAIR1918 - MAC

ALISTAIR1918 - STORE

27 May 2014
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ALISTAIR1918 – Shrapnel Wound SFX Makeup

You may have noticed I’m wearing a bandage round my left wrist on the screen shots from our first day of shooting ALISTAIR1918. We thought it would be fun to take that off a some point during the filming and show Alistair’s World War One shrapnel wound.

I’ve used prosthetics and latex in the past to change the appearance of my skin with colorful horror and fantasy characters, however with real human flesh it’s often difficult to match skin tone and HD cameras are famous for picking up every last detail. So, for this test I wanted to give collodion a try.

FOR THE TEST:
1. Draw the scar using a RED LIP LINER (the same liner you would use to make eyes look tired). Why red? The collodion is clear and the red shows through underneath.
Scar SFX Post 1

2. Apply MEHRON RIGID COLLODION in thin layers, letting each layer dry before applying the next. The liquid hardens and pulls the skin together to form an indentation. For best results, use on a soft and pliable part of your skin e.g. cheek.
Scar SFX Post 2

3. Apply blood red makeup from the BEN NYE – BRUISE WHEEL in a line down the center of the ridge with a thin brush (for fresh wounds also apply a line of BLOOD).
Scar SFX Post 3

4. If you’re playing a soldier, apply a layer of MOVIE DIRT (a little goes a long way with this stuff so be careful, it gets everywhere).

Scar SFX Post 4

REMOVAL:
The collodion peels off easily. Use makeup wipes to remove the dirt.

THUMBS UP:
I’m happy with the test but I would add the extra step at 2.5 and apply a light concealer to the collodion to remove some of the shine.

I found the collodion very easy to use and think it would be great for anyone who is looking to create a quick movie / Halloween scar or wound.

TRY IT FOR YOURSELF:
If you’re interested in recreating this effect, click on the links above to purchase the supplies via Amazon and Cinema Secrets. Let me know how it goes on FACEBOOK, TWITTER or in the COMMENTS below this post.

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Thanks for reading, Guy

01 May 2014
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ALISTAIR1918 - TIME TUNNEL

ALISTAIR1918 – Time Tunnel

Production still from our first ALISTAIR1918 shoot day in Griffith Park.

24 Apr 2014
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ALISTAIR1918 WOODS cropped

ALISTAIR1918 – Day One – Cinematography

Our first day of shooting is behind us. Here’s a screenshot showcasing the work of our cinematographer, Devin Schiro.

Please check out his website, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for more of his amazing work.

14 Apr 2014
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