CHECKMATE Shoot—Oct 2019

Checkmate 2019

These are some still from footage shot for a very cool student film I’m involved with. We shot the last week of October and the director got these stills to me the other day. We will shoot the conclusion to this project in March 2020—judging by these stills it’s going to be a real treat. I’ll update then when it goes down.

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In the Dark (a Halloween near-horror story)

A post just for shits and giggles because it’s sorta theatrical and it was a lot of fun.

I was invited to my first Halloween costume party in I don’t know how long. Decades? Gimme a break I was busy raising kids and taking them to Halloween parties and trick or treating. 😉

So I thought it would be a cool project to have some fun with. Let’s go all out.

Now, I haven’t worked with latex and airbrushes since high school and that was (ahem) a while ago. But with the help of an artist friend and a ton of youtube videos I felt pretty confident. The planning, acquisition and preparation stages went fairly smoothly. I felt prepared and confident.

And then the night before Halloween, what we called Devil’s Night when I was a kid, we had a tremendous storm of driving rain and high winds. And so the power went out. I woke up Halloween morning hoping that the power would be back on but no joy. So I waited. And waited. And waited some more.

By three o’clock I decided that I needed to start while I still had light and resigned myself that I would most likely hav to finish up in the dark. The application process went smoothly and was a lot of fun even though I was way out of practice—I only spilled the liquid latex once and it wasn’t all that much and it was in the sink where it did no damage. 😉

By then it was six o’clock in the evening and it was dark. Makeup and costuming was accomplished with the aid of several flashlights.

All in all, considering the challenges I was pretty happy with the results and I got a lot of compliments at the party. 🙂

The pix below save for one were taken after the party so the applications are starting to peel a bit and the makeup was wearing off after about nine hours of wear. Still, not too bad I think!

Any horror-movie directors out there please take note! lol

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