So, finished the Terminator makeup.  Wahoo!  Got to admit it was alot harder to apply than I thought it’d be, but then I was applying it to myself with one eye covered without my glasses on.  Still, it proved quite difficult and I had particular problems getting the edges of the makeup smoothed down.  I think it turned out OK in the end, see what you think though…..

And here’s a short bit of video I decided to put together.

Chroma Key Test

Just been doing quick test of my chroma key setup. This is very rough (the lights are in the way!), but it’s just to check it all works ahead of shooting the final scenes for the Measure of a Man Music Video

I’ll be compositing shots of the guys in their robot makeup

Over a photoshopped image of the demolished block of flats

Which has just been destroyed by this:


I’ve made a cast of my teeth!  Why you ask?  Why not?!

It’s actually because I thought that at some point I’d like to make some makeup which includes fake teeth so I bought some dental trays so I could have a practice.  You simply fill them with alginate and whack them in your gob.

Model 101 Series 800

Just a quick update on the Terminator makeup.  I’ve finished the metal skull section of the makeup and am now casting up the gelatin flesh piece.

Here’s some pics

The eye piece is made from a wheel rim from a toy car, the camera mount that I pulled out my camera when I accidentally smashed it, a red stud designed to be used in jewellery making, an LED and some foam core and super glue holding it all in place.

I had originally intended to have the eye piece removable and held in place by magnets, but it was proving quite fiddly try to get all that in one small space so I decided to just glue it in place.  I might try and make it removable if I ever decide to wear the makeup to a fancy dress party or something.

Finally, I’m gonna do a short bit of video with the makeup once it’s finished and I thought it’d be cool to have a terminator poster in the background.  As luck would have it the latest issue of Empire comes with one.  Awesome!