Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Webisode 6: Gruesomely made up!



The BBC's page (only viewable in the UK)

I met the guy who did the makeup on all these AWESOME films!! It's so cool :D Stuart Conran was the guy I was talking to and Paul Ewen (who's website I would put a link to but I can't find it!) was the guy who did the actual makeup- It looked so cool, I would have gone around and freaked people out with it if I hadn't had to go somewhere right after it :(

8 comments:

Runeshai said...

Have you ever seen the IndyMogul show? It's free online and about how to do all kinds of practical effects and stuff, they've actually got a spurting blood episode and stuff on zombie makeup and whatnot. Cheap and fun stuff.

Geoffrey said...

I wish the documentary makers were a little more creative. It would have been cool, for example, to crosscut between the zombie makeup sequence and Paperlilies' geisha video.

In general I have found all the documentary episodes to be kind of vanilla and that is too bad. I feel they are treating IZM in a "what will those crazy kids do next" spirit. The graphics that link the segments feel patronizing too.

Even if the zombie project blows up in everyone's face, the whole idea of assembling a movie from User Generated Content is fascinating and creative. I'm sorry the documentary team isn't more excited about this because it has potential for nonfiction video making too.

Magnulus said...

Geoffrey:

I don't think there's any doubt that BBC treats this as a bit of a left-hand job at the moment. However, the footage is there and when there's an actual film to show for it, that footage can be put together into a proper documentary detailing the process.

I hardly think the Geisha video has anything to do in that make-up sequence, though. Perhaps the skull-face video, but why the Geisha?

I do agree that the linking graphics are rank, though. They look like something out of a fifth-grader's AV project.

Eshniner Forest said...

dang you look scary.

Geoffrey said...

Magnulus:

I'd forgotten about the skull face video. I guess I was thinking about the beautiful/scary contrast--geisha and zombie. Skullface would have been much more appropriate!

The geisha video prompted several people to put on geisha makeup in video responses. It seems to me that IZM is a natural next step after video responses, collabs, and tag games. I think IZM will inspire other people to make collab movies. It could be a small landmark in the story of YouTube and Web 2.0 generally.

But you're right, of course. I am really jumping the gun to assume that the snippets we see now indicate exactly what the final documentary will be like.

shelby said...

cool!

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