People still give me Easter eggs. Despite me year on year telling the same folk I’m an atheist. I really wish they would listen when I say I don’t want Easter eggs, but I’m polite, smile and say thank you.
Happy Easter if you are a believer.
Thank you for the Easter eggs, but do listen to me when I say I don’t want them.
Ahh watching another Chainsaw Massacre film. I’m a massive fan of the gore horror genre. Even though my actual training is in graphic design. When I was training I used to read Fangoria to see if I could understand how the special effects were done. Yes I know special effects in the movies has nothing to do with graphic design. But it was a time when boundaries were being broken in film special effects, American Werewolf transformation scene, ILM coming to the forefront of after effects. Back then I was hugely into the “how did they do that shit” as in special effects, hence the reading of Fangoria.
Oddly I became an IT Manager. Recently at the day job I have been given the graphics and photographic sections to manage, along with my own IT Dept (cuts and all that). All without the knowledge of my past training. So maybe full circle may happen and Fangoria will be in my reading again.
Hehe I doubt I’ll be breaking out the PVC glue and making aged skin or wounds with it though. To clarify I was 16 when I went off to college to learn the graphic design trade. Playing with minor special effects was a given, I was still a child. Anything was possible back then, the future was bright, the dreams endless.
I’m going to end the post here, as this could end up being a 20’000 word post and nobody is interested in the slightest :) Digital special effects are awesome and seamless in most cases. A big but, if I do see a Rick Baker style manual special effect these days and I can’t work out how it’s done, well it beats the computer generated shit any day.