Posts filed under: Tech Notes

SFX Education – How do we get one?

MONSTER SQUAD – STAN WINSTON STUDIOS  Check out some cool behind the scenes  Although slightly different from Prop Building SFX is another realm of the practical effects. If anything it still remains a true art form. It’s not as easy...
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Chief Underwear…

Ok to give you a little look into the construction of the master chief under armor I posted up a few pics. I used some upholstery vinyl from Jo-Ann’s fabric store. I also used some of the craft foam from...
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Sculpting a Helmet – The Master Chief Project

If you're into making costumes and building things with your hands, this will be a great post for you. I'm going to walk through the steps I took to make the Master Chief / Halo helmet sculpt. Before we begin, I...
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Understanding Shore Hardness

Hardness is defined as a material’s resistance to indentation when a static load is applied. The most common instrument used for measuring hardness is Shore Durometer. It measures the depth of penetration of an indenter on a scale from zero...
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Understanding Viscosity

Every fluid material has a basic physical property, called its viscosity, which is a measure of its resistance to flow. The “thicker” a fluid is, the higher is its viscosity, because of its greater resistance to flow. One might now...
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