Inside Look at Blocking & Makeup on ‘R-Naught 15’
Cast & Crew of Wright Summit’s feature film “R-Naught 15” gathered on a chilly morning to get down, dirty and a little (fake) bloody.
As Executive Producer Vaughn Bullard spoke to key cast about scene staging and character movements based on camera angles, Wright Summit’s Makeup Head Joan Jones worked her cosmetic magic to take the beautiful and make them … well, devastatingly grotesque.
While we won’t reveal Ms. Jones’ heavily guarded trade secrets, we will let you know one key disgust effect is simply created with oatmeal (think about it a little and you’ll figure it out). Other visuals aren’t as easy to create but with a masterful hand and eye for detail, Ms. Jones strategically applies ‘blood,’ ‘bite marks,’ ‘gouges’ and ‘gapes’ to give the appearance of utter ooze over otherwise perfectly pigmented flesh.
Even though this wasn’t a full-cast blocking session, many key players were on hand including CJ Williams, (pictured above) who will play ‘John Barnes,’ and Elizabeth Gmaz (whose neck is pictured below) portraying Dr. Christine Pelczyk.