I mixed cornflour with boiling water on a stove and stirred it until the mixture got thick. I added red, blue and yellow/green food coloring to create a shade which resembled blood. This took a lot of trial and error to create the right color. I then placed it in an ice cream container to set and placed it in the fridge. The next day I took it out and it had set to an almost jelly substance. I took it with me to set and mixed it with ox intestines and sheep bladders to create a very realistic looking container of guts. Afterward, I made sure to cover the actresses in the fake blood which they could eat. (This is made up of syrup, cocoa powder and food coloring)
Please take a look at all the photos I took from being on set for oNobuhle. It was very graphic yet a lot of fun to create. There’s even a photo of me hold my container of fake blood (looking a little pale at the sight of the ‘guts’ might I just add)
The first film came and went super quickly. We shot over time which meant that we ended up getting a lot less sleep than I would have liked but nevertheless it was such fun filming! Below you’ll find some pictures from the shoot.
For a PD assignment, we had to dress a set of any character we wish. As a group, we had to come up with the story line of the character and then present this in class in a powerpoint and from there we had to actually dress a set.
A brony for those of you who may not know is defined as “a fan of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic that is outside the target demographic of little girls.” For a PD assignment, we had to dress a set of any character we wish. As a group, we had to come up with the story line of the character and then present this in class in a powerpoint and from there we had to actually dress a set.
For our character, we picked a businessman who is secretly a brony. This made created the set extremely fun as we got to get into the mind of a brony and we all relieved some of our childhood. Please have a look at the outcome of our project below.
P.S. I had no idea how expensive My Little Pony toys are…
Part of the project was to show a progression in the room as if the character has come in and out of the room. Thus we had to show 3 photographs of the progression.
Also, I apologize for it being out of focus, I only managed to find these ones after I lost my assignment… oops
It took a lot of late nights, sewing and gluing of material, plenty cups of tea and a few moments of pure frustration but I managed to get the set, costume and makeup to look like what I wanted it to be like.
This past week I was on set for the film called M.I.N.D and while it took a large amount of planning and preparing, the set looked incredible. As did the costume and makeup for all the characters. I’ve added some photos from the day for you to have a look at.
It took a lot of late nights, sewing and gluing of material, plenty cups of tea and a few moments of pure frustration but I managed to get the set, costume and makeup to look like what I wanted it to be like for the film (with a whole bunch of help from my parents, director and friends.
Yesterday we had to create a set piece. For my set piece, I chose to create a flower pot out of a coke bottle. I even painted it to make it look like a cat. I think it came out quite cute and it was not too difficult to make. Below you’ll find a picture of the completed product.
To those of you who may not know me personally, I have a real interest in style and makeup. It’s something which I love to try out however, being a shy type, I’ve never had the courage to go out in public with anything too bold if you know what I’m trying to get at.
PD & CMS is a subject package in which I have looked forward to this whole year. If you don’t know what PD & CMS stands for, PD is Production Design and CMS is Costume, Makeup, Styling. This means that I couldn’t be more happier to begin learning about the subject.
Fortunately for me, we have this program at my college called the Assist Program which is when the 1st years have to assist the 3rd years on their film. Along with two of my great friends, we were dubbed the PD & CMS assistants. It was a heap of work but it was such fun and I learnt a lot while on set. The 3rd year which was the head of the whole PD & CMS department was lovely and very open to when we asked questions. The entire experience made all three of us very excited to begin the subjects.
So PD & CMS basically means planning, researching, retrieving and setting up everything for the set, costume, makeup and hair. It’s actually a lot more work than what it sounds like but even more fun and creative than you would think too.
Over the course of this term I’ll keep you updated on what I learn and what I produce so I hope that you’ll enjoy and give feedback.