Tuesday, June 2, 2009

I was a Zombie

Something on my Life To-Do list (aka: the Bucket List) was that I have always wanted to be a zombie! An odd thing to have on your life list but I have a lot of odd things on my Life To-Do List.

So my sister heard about this small indie film that needed zombies and so we decided to do it! The shooting was set for Sunday, May 31, 2009. It was a lot of fun even though we had to get up at 4:30am to be there at 6am. The shooting took place in Dixon, CA. Here is a link to the film's MySpace page:
Ravenwood Movie

Here is my sister about to get her make-up on!

Here I am with some make-up on:

Here we are in full zombie make-up!

My sister got lucky and got an action scene- this means she should be on screen in the film! Here she is getting some "open wounds" installed. This was really cool as I had no idea how to do this before doing this shoot. To get the effect you put a liquid latex on first then rip up some toilet paper and put that on and paint over it with liquid latex. Then let that dry and rip up the toilet paper layers so they look ragged and then paint it with flesh color and red. The effect was a really gross open wound!

Anyone who has done any photo shoots or has been in film, knows that 90% of the time you sit around waiting. So while we were waiting we shot pictures! Here is Nicola in the car- being an undead driver.

Here we both are with the main stars of the film. It was hot and the end of the day- but you can tell we all were having a great time still!

After we left, we just *had* to go to Starbucks for a cold drink- as zombies!

We were both very sore later on but still were glad we did it and we would do it again too!