The premise was to shoot a low-resolution video that would match the rescue footage of the Chilean Miners that was broadcast the world over. I don't want to spoil it, so here's the video.
Additional Credits Include:
Director & Writer: Noah Emmerich
Executive Producer: Dane C Reiley
Producer: Arthur R. Greene
Makeup/SFX: R. Zach Shildwachter
Production Designer: Mac Pohanka
Featuring Rich Giraldo, Javier Marquez, Albert Pero III, Ralphy Guillen, Victor Ramirez & Luis A. Lopez Jr.
Here's some photos of the shoot that include supplies and a better look at my handiwork.
One kid was picked by the teacher to receive a ninja star that was made to look like it is sticking in the skin. These were all cheap effects you can really find anywhere, but people often gravitate towards masks, often because they're unsure of how to create the effect. It was a simple application, a coating of liquid latex to act as glue, adhering the ninja star, a bit of my foundation to blend the edges and a squirt of fake blood and VOILA!
The other things I did were some paint on cuts, and latex peels which consists of applying a layer of latex to the skin, letting it dry, and picking at it until it resembles sunburn/blisters. The big hit was plain ol' nose putty. The kids had a blast making moles and warts all over their faces. They even gave me one on the forehead. It was a great time and I think they all began to imagine the limitless possibilities for this Halloween. The whole point was to show them fun and realistic things they could do on their own and afford.
I received a message the following day that NONE of the kids washed off their make-up when they came to class the following day. They all wanted to keep it on for as long as they imagined they could make it last. I can only imagine how dinner that previous night went with their families.The other thing the teacher told me was they had to confiscate all the markers from the kids because of me. I was perplexed and asked why. They had taken to drawing tattoos on themselves like me rather than doing their class work. These kids have a bright future.