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All About…Cap Plastic

Cap plastic is big. …and it’s not just for bald caps. Cap plastic is so called as it was originally pretty much used only for making bald caps, so those with hair could temporarily be without it. Over the last … Continue reading

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Sometimes you break stuff. Knowing how to fix it is handy! I was an utter arse recently when I tried to save a few minutes work by just using plaster when casting out a head. Normally, it wouldn’t be an … Continue reading

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All Aboard The Freit Train part 2

In part 2 of our discussion, Rob Freitas talks about the value of knowing about the unknowns. He sheds some light on the importance of knowing to look at what was before and honours great artists like Gil Liberto (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0508847/) … Continue reading

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All Aboard The Freit Train part 1

Rob Freitas is one of the best-known mould makers in the industry and has a phenomenal reputation. Not only is he incredibly skilled at making moulds but he has a passion for the provenance of the techniques which he uses … Continue reading

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IMATS LA Makeup Demo #2

The second makeup demo was a triumph of old and new. Latex and silicone working in perfect harmony, with a budget to make the tightest of workshop strategies proud!  I used an existing lifecast mould I had taken previously – … Continue reading

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IMATS LA Makeup Demo #1

IMATS LA DEMO MAKEUP #1: WORM INFESTATION Trade shows like IMATS are a wonderful opportunity for artists to have some fun creating things that they might not otherwise get to do. For some people, it’s to show off a skill … Continue reading

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IMATS LA 2017

IMATS LA 2017 was a blast! I landed last night and wanted to get this down whilst it was still fresh.  IMATS was a great time – I lost count of the amount things I saw which almost had my … Continue reading

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Rob Smith continues his chat with me about foam latex, blood and other FX related goodies. Also, Todd and I talk about our favorite podcasts, and whether or not the word ‘mustard’ is actually an expression. Some news: Todd and … Continue reading

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Blood ! Podcast #15!   It’s something gets thrown around a lot in film, TV and theatre. There’s bad blood, good blood, mudbloods, blood thicker than water and blood brothers.  This episode we’re talking about blood, and our guest this … Continue reading

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Master Moulding – Part 2

You’ve got your original master plaster lifecast. Mould it, don’t drop it! In the blog post from June, I took a look at prepping an original plaster life cast.  This post takes a look at the moulding part. We want … Continue reading

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