The Reality of SFX Makeup

I know, I know....it's been a while. I need to get better at writing in my blog...but I also need to get better at flossing so we will see which one actually happens first!

But about things other than oral hygiene...

So recently I was interviewed by Allure about the big controversy about the making of the movie Kill Bill and the relationship between Quentin Tarantino and Uma Thurman. Granted, I did NOT work on this film, but the questions were about how possible it is to create "dip spit" to look real for camera and how to create tears and bruises to look like someone was strangled with a chain. 

Let's be honest, even the girl who started doing makeup just last week can concoct some sort of potion to do these effects. The artists who were on this project are more than capable. My assumptions are that the director (Tarantino) didn't even bother asking and just wanted the real thing. I wasn't there. I don't know how it went down, nor will I assume BUT I will say, as an artist who has worked on many sets there's NO way I am allowing my actor to endure that type of behavior without being almost annoying to production about how I can help to create the effect.

Without going into too much detail, take a look at the article and tell me what you think! It was great speaking with Sophie Thomas and being able to lend my experience. I hope you enjoy!!!
To access the article, click the link HERE.