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Makeup EffectsWhen making a scary movie, the horror you want your audience to feel should come from the terrifying monsters and well-timed surprises — not bad makeup. One of the more challenging aspects of making horror films, or any movie that calls for extensive bloody makeup, is making wounds look real. Adam Savage’s (MythbustersYouTube channel, Tested, visits effects artist Frank Ippolito, a contestant on Sy Fy’s special effects make-up competition series, Face Off, at his shop in LA to find out what tools and techniques he uses to make realistic wounds inexpensively. Continue on to watch the video: More »

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How to make a moldMy first legitimate short film was a 50s era monster flick with all the conventions a terribly good B-movie, including a lurching, unrealistic monster (ours was a nuclear Burmese python/Kodiak bear hybrid) — if only we had the time, money, and know-how to craft a proper mold for a fuzzy serpentine mask. Luckily, SFX gurus, cast members on Sy-Fy’s Heroes of Cosplay, and hosts of Try This At Home, Holly Conrad and Jessica Merizan of Crabcat Industries give us a couple of handy tutorials on how to create molds from sculptures, which will (hopefully) later become monster movie works of art. Check out the tutorials after the jump: More »