Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Helmet Foam Fabrication Gets Evil


You may not have heard of Evil Ted Smith, but you have seen his amazing prop work from the lowest budget of films to the largest including The Guyver, Dollman Versus Demonic Toys, Star Trek Into Darkness, The Fifth Element; he even has worked with Rob Zombie creating props and costumes for his stage shows and music videos.  This is a one hell of an artist who never stays idle.

Recently he has posted a three-part video series on foam helmet fabrication which I find to be one of the best available anywhere on the internet.  Check it out.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Special Effects Make-up How-to: Bites and Scratches

This is a great duo of tutorials on how to create either bite or scratch marks using very basic make-up materials that you can easily obtain.

Full tutorial here.

Foamcore Lantern How-To

Propmaker and artist, Dave Lowe, has a fantastic how-to on building a fake lantern using foamcore.  This is a tutorial I definitely plan on using for my own yard haunts for years to come.

Helpful hint:  foamcore can get kinda pricey in some stores.  However, some dollar stores will sell it for a dollar a sheet and in either white or black.

Rewind: Build Your Own Shoulder Puppet

Here is a tutorial  mentioned three years ago that I think deserves a second look.  It's one of the neatest puppet how-to's out there.


Make Magazine has a neat mini-article on building your own shoulder puppet similar to the ones sold by WoodbabyGo here for more details.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Link-O-Rama Tuesday!



Here are some very cool links you may have missed from the Lost in Schlock Facebook page:

A neat tutorial that can be utilized in the creation of other animal or creature props:  make your own fake wolf prop 

From the same site that shows you how to make a fake wolf is a how-to on making pillars for your next home haunt or film set:  cemetery pillars 

Here is a fantastic primer on adhesives and epoxies which includes a handy guide that you can print or download to your tablet or smart phone for future reference:  adhesives and epoxies.  (h/t Proplandia)

Here is a perfect tutorial on making a fake shrunken head prop.  Just in time for the Halloween season which is shambling its way around the corner:  shrunken head tutorial.


Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Model and Miniature Makers Talk Shop

I stumbled upon this treasure trove of interviews on Youtube that is a who's who of model making and miniatures in filmmaking which includes films of varying budget and genre ranges.  This includes cheapies like Carnoaur all the way to Total Recall and more.  Well worth a look.

Click here for more.



Thursday, November 29, 2012

Build Your Own Vampire Hunting Kit

Every video that Stiltbeast Studios releases each week is solid gold in terms of great prop making techiniques and tips and this latest video just proves that.  Here is a great tutorial on how to make a vampire hunting kit with a low budget.