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#39 – Halloween, Harm & Rubber Chickens

Something that Don talked about passionately in our interview was how (mostly) young, creative people can be in a position to get taken advantage of. When working starting out, you are not likely to be handed a position of massive … Continue reading

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Ep #38 – Don Lanning part 2

We are back with more Don! Even though I was there when we recorded, I still get a buzz hearing back what we spoke about. Simply put, Don will make you better and get you thinking about sculpting. Stream or … Continue reading

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Ep #37 – Don Lanning part 1

If you have any sculpting ambition or love for any monster movies made in the last twenty years, then you should know the name, Don Lanning. Not only is he a gifted craftsman who has worked hard for his place, … Continue reading

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The Monsterpalooza Trailer Chat

After the madness of Monsterpalooza 2018, we had the chance to grab the gang for a wind down chat to debrief about the trip and talk about what we got up to. It was a fun time, and I hope … Continue reading

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Ep #35 – Steve LaPorte

Steve LaPorte was a joy to speak with. For one thing, he is incredibly talented and has a fantastic body of work. That aside, he also recalls exactly how he got there and can track back the step by step … Continue reading

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Ep #34 – Michael Westmore Makeup Man

Michael Westmore has done battle with rubber for a few shows, it’s fair to say. With a long career spanning every aspect of makeup, he comes from a several generation deep family which practically bleeds greasepaint. Many know of his … Continue reading

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Ep #33 – Lenses with Cristina Patterson & Bob Smithson

Contact lenses are pretty easy to find nowadays. It wasn’t always so, and the increased use of lenses has meant an increase in opportunities to have problems with eyes caused by them. Movies have used lenses for a while, and … Continue reading

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Ep #32 – Allan Apone & Brad Look Respect The Craft!

Todd and I had a great morning chatting with Allan A. Apone and Brad Look at MEL headquarters (Makeup Effects Lab) based up in North Hollywood. MEL now occupies a huge area of workshops and produces effects for shows as … Continue reading

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Ep #31 – Steve Wang

One of the great things about Monsterpalooza, and other makeup FX heavy trade shows is you get to meet the people who make a life around doing the work, and who care enough to help others do it too. For … Continue reading

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Glasgow Film Festival 2018

Recently, I did a little demo of a vampire makeup application for BBC Arts at the Glasgow Film Festival. It was a fun afternoon of application demos, and this one was filmed, and we chatted about the nature of the … Continue reading

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