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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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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 #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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#30 – Chris Lyons Fangs FX

Chris and Fangs FX is who we call when we need teeth, but there is a lot more to Fangs FX than just …well…fangs! This is the first of a series of interviews Todd and I did at Monsterpalooza 2018, … Continue reading

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Packrat

So, this is my turn at soloing for a brief episode of Battles with Bits of Rubber. And, depending on responses to my musings, perhaps Stuart and I can extend this into a longer broadcast with tips from you all … Continue reading

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Munich!

I had the great privilege to be asked to teach some masters degree students at┬áTheaterakademie August Everding in Munich, Germany recently. I had a splendid time! The three students I worked with all had ambitious, figurative projects which they had … Continue reading

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