Behind the Scenes of 4 or More: Arm Casting! January 12, 2016
SPOILER ALERT: We have a practical effect in our film. I don’t know if this is REALLY a spoiler, but there it is. It’s hard to find truly dedicated actors who are willing to have their arms literally chopped off (prima donnas, amirite?), so finding a special effects artist became a must.
But in all seriousness, I am a huge, huge, HUGE fan of practical effects and make up. I enjoy writing screenplays that push what Gin and I know how to accomplish as filmmakers, while at the same time giving us the opportunity to collaborate with other talented people in the industry. For 4 or More, showing the practical effect that takes place is a necessity. Gin and I had never worked with a special effects artist before, so we asked friends for recommendations and one name kept coming up: Kristi Boul.
Fast forward to our first meeting with Kristi and my mind blowing. We talked to her about the script and then she showed us a few prosthetic fingers she had made. The fangers (that’s how we say it in Texas) are what sold me.
So this weekend, we documented the arm casting and shot our first behind the scenes video for 4 or More! The video shows a quick version of the process as well as the first stages of the molded arm. A BIG shout out and THANK YOU to our friend Anthony Fennell who shot everything. He captured some really great stuff. And of course a HUGE THANK YOU to Kristi Boul who worked with us on a stormy Friday night to get er’ done. We are so giddy!
The arm should be completed in the next week or so. We can’t wait to share the completed result with you!
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