During the making of iSundae, I learned all sorts of useful things. These are the first six that come to mind:
I’ll be the first to admit that iSundae had way too many characters for our small group of seven. So many, in fact, that somebody had to pick up the slack. Well, that somebody happened to be me, and I ended up playing as many parts as we had actors. Read More
As I worked on the iSundae project, I decided that our hero(s) and heroine, not to mention the badgal, needed sword scabbards. There’s something about just sticking the sword through a belt that is severely lacking. So I started with the sword of Caramel.
One of the special effects in iSundae involved creating a lava lake of gigantic proportions for our main characters to cross. Now, we obviously didn’t have room to build an in-ground lava lake in the backyard, so we resorted to the next best thing: Green-screen. After a short brainstorming session, we began contriving a way to make lava out of jello. Here’s how we did it:
We started with a box of strawberry jello, made it according to instructions, and poured it into a glass 9 x 13 pan.
As the costume/prop maker/director on Phantom Moose, I was called upon to create the blood-chilling monster needed for the cave sequence in iSundae. Here is my experience for you to enjoy.
When faced with building a monster head there are three basic approaches:
- Plan everything out ahead of time.
- Dive right in, write nothing down, and go through piles of material with each revision.
- Knock out a rough idea and start cutting cardboard.