Some cineasts might have asked themselves, how the professional make-up artists from hollywood are able to change a face to an extend, that one is not able anymore to recognize the person behind the mask. This realistic masking is usually achieved with special latex parts, which are custom made for the actors. This whole procedure is very time consuming and laborious, with the makeup artist often working several hours to complete a realistic disguise. This special latex applications are usually only usuable once and has to be made for each and every day of shooting.
In the night of the 31st October it is again the time to celebrate the old celtic rite of ‘Halloween’. Most people got accustomed to the sight of the neighbors children wandering around and ransacking whole stockpiles of sweets. Anybody not complying to those threats is often punished with sneaky pranks.
Flashmobs seem to be increasingly common events. Suddenly and unexpected, a group of people gathers at a previously agreed place to perform something rather unusual. Right after finishing their performance, the group usually disperses as quickly as they arrived, typically astounding bystanders by doing so.
A quite well done flashmob using fantomas latex masks was performed in Prague recently. The video found on Youtube is definitely worth watching, as it shows how good such masks look.
It is not secret that one is able to disguise oneself in a relatively lifelike manner with latex masks. Nevertheless, this has once again been proved impressively by an italian amateur film-maker. He decided to personate three fictional characters from Genoa, Italy. Therefor, he used three different masks to give each character a distinct appearance. It has to be noted that the person behind the masks is always the same. The resulting video clips are felicitous and cool in their own, special way.
This years carnival season will be kicked off by the fools on the 11th of November at 11:11 hours by escalading of the german town halls. As usual, the mayors necktie will be cut on this occasion. This year, all the fun might be overshadowed by fear of the currently rampant swine flu. Participants of major carnival events run the risk of being infected, as the swine flu virus H1N1 is easily passed on in large crowds. However, most of the people will not be stopped by this.