1. Come meet Penny at the new Penny4NASA.org! #Penny4NASA #MeetPenny #NASA http://thndr.it/1icv3hp

    Come meet Penny at the new Penny4NASA.org! #Penny4NASA #MeetPenny #NASA http://thndr.it/1icv3hp

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  2. There are no words

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  3. A Glorious Homemade Horror Show

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    Pay attention now. You’re about to see something truly unique.

    The other day my friend Paul Clinton turned me on to a fantastic bit of DIY wizardry, and I just have to share. Ladies and gentlemen, witness perhaps the single greatest live-action horror show ever to be built into somebody’s garage: Machine.

    Machine is a very ambitious steampunk-themed experience built by twins Gavin and Jason Fox. It was made to be enjoyed by their friends, however given Machine’s newfound popularity on the internet, it makes sense that they plan on doing something for the general public next year.

    I invite you to watch the video walkthrough of this homemade masterpiece — this 18-month-in-the-making labour of love — but be sure to stick around afterward. The ‘how it was done’ video that I’ll post at bottom is equally fascinating.

    And now, watch how Machine was executed with the Engineer’s View. Absolutely inspiring.


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  4. A Stack of Skulls

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    So some of you might remember the Shrunken Head Corpsing Tutorial I did a while back. At the end of that post I mentioned that I wanted to do a full stack of them; providing that I could find a bunch of similarly sized styrofoam skulls to start from.

    Well, I found them! One of the local dollar stores put out some of last year’s Halloween stock, and amongst it were the exact same miniature pirate skulls I had used previously. I took the 5 they had left, whipped out the Apoxie, and got sculpting.
    The previous tutorial covers how to make them, so I won’t repeat myself here. However repetition was the word of the day, as creating facial features for 5 decayed faces took some doing. On the last two I removed and repositioned the jaws thanks to a great tip from a couple of fellow haunters. The teeth were all sculpted ahead of time using Sculpey. For now they’re just stacked loosely on top of one another, but I’ll have to figure out a way to attach them.

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  5. The Making of Horizon

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    Here’s a stunning, albeit extremely short bit of science fiction that will blow you socks off, especially if you have any appreciation for the process of how art gets made.
    'Horizon' is a gorgeous 15 second film created by Brooklyn's Mickaël Forrett, one that takes the quality of the ‘personal project’ and rockets it into the same stratosphere as ‘Hollywood’ movie. (Just not the same kind of run time)

    Kind of leaves you wanting more, doesn’t it? There’s enormous attention to detail and creativity in this little piece, and you want to learn more about the world the artist has created.

    Take heart. If you enjoy taking things apart and learning how they’re made, Mickaël has put together another film on how it was all done. Even if you’re not a fellow animator, I can’t imagine it would be anything other than fascinating to you. I’ll follow that up with some of his design sketches and matte paintings.
    Enjoy!

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  6. More Halloween Progress

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    In my workshop of horrors, much evil is afoot. From down the stairs and around the corner, beside the creaky boiler, come the sounds of hammer strikes and children’s wails. The shipments of blood and glue and leather have all arrived, and soon all my monstrosities will be complete.

    Muhuhaha! MUHUHUHAHAHAHAH!


    So below is a sampling of some of the props I’ve been working on for my 2012 haunted house. There are many more to come, and a few I don’t want to reveal, but I figured I’d offer a sneak peak. Everything pictured here is handmade by yours truly, other than some old knick-knacks I’ve found at garage sales.

    A few of the props are obviously unfinished, but I figured I’d let you see them anyway. Lots of love and care have gone in to every one. (and a little madness)
    Enjoy! 

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  7. Case Costing

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    Here’s a look at the latest project I completed for Egg Studios in Nova Scotia. It’s called Case Costing, and it’s an animated look at the costs of healthcare.

    Some of the illustrations in these piece were done by yours truly, but most of the featured ones were drawn by illustrator Kelly Devoe. Check out his work here. Still more come from Gray’s Anatomy, the now public domain textbook illustrated by surgeon Henry Gray in the early 1900s. I always loved the style and detail of his illustrations and I thought they were a perfect match for the look we were going for.
    Credits below, but thanks to Evan Kelly for pointing me towards the style of Oliver Jeffers, which I tried to emulate here.

    Enjoy!

    Directed and Animated by: Brad Goodspeed
    Illustration by: Kelly Devoe, Brad Goodspeed, Henry Gray
    Sound Design and Mix: Joe Di Profio
    Producer: Ben Bennet
    Executive Producer: Mike Hachey
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  8. Creating the Music for Twin Peaks

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    This little video brought a nostalgic smile to my face this morning, while reminding me of how fulfilling the creative process can be.

    I’ve been a fan of Angelo Badalamenti’s musical compositions for many years, after hearing them in David Lynch’s silver screen adaptation of the Twin Peaks saga: ‘Fire Walk with Me’. (The show was fine, but I loved the movie) I listened to that soundtrack over and over again back in my post-college days, while everyone around me was rockin’ it out to Smash Mouth and The Cranberries. (shudder and double-shudder)

    That might seem a bit moody of me considering how ‘sad’ the music is, but I was by no means a melancholy 20-something. I just really appreciated the beauty in these notes, and I liked being reminded of the deeply imagined world that Lynch had created in Twin Peaks.
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    In the movie and series, Lynch did far more than just recite the events of Laura Palmer’s demise. He created a world filled with malevolent energies, a beautifully odd landscape inhabited by mysterious creatures. Every corner of that world was unique, and every ounce of its making was pure, unadulterated creativity.
    Below, watch Badalamenti describe the process he went through with Lynch on Twin Peaks, one that appears to have been improvised and organic. If you’ve ever been part of an artistic collaboration, or if an artist has ever helped breathe life into a world you’ve been imagining, I think you’ll enjoy it.

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  9. Tomorrow is Scarefest!

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    So what are you doing this weekend, huh? 

    Right, right… a BBQ at Aunt Sally’s Saturday evening you say? And a trip to the zoo on Sunday? I see, so your plans include the simple pleasures of spending time with family and friends.
    Sounds boring.

    I mean, you can do that kind of stuff on any old weekend. This Saturday however, isn’t just any old day. What if I told you there was an opportunity to get an advanced taste of everyone’s favourite holiday… a chance to enjoy a little bit of Halloween in the middle of the summer? No dear readers, I will not be spending my Saturday rooting around in foam coolers for the last Coors Light while Uncle Jack talks my ear off. Instead, I will be at Canada’s premier convention for Halloween enthusiasts, Scarefest 2012!
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    This is the 8th iteration of Scarefest, although in previous years it was held in a backyard, where a collection of folks from the home and professional haunting world would get together to swap props and talk shop. This year however, Chris Ainsworth took over the event and turned it into something a tad bigger. Scarefest has turned into a convention, and I simply can’t wait to go. Below is some information from the website, along with a list of the vendors attending. I’ll be there in second half of the day, if anyone wants to say hi.

    So why not? What better thing do you have to do? It’s from 12:00pm to 6:00pm, so you can squeeze it in before Aunt Sally’s. Even if Halloween isn’t a psychotic obsession like it is for me, there will be plenty to see and do. Crafts for kids, zombie makeup, mask makers, prop designers, you name it!
    Don’t be boring! Come on out! 

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    Saturday July 7th, 2012
    12:00 noon – 6:00 pm

    Garnet A. Williams Community Centre
    501 Clark Avenue, Thornhill, Ontario, Canada (Between Bathurst & Yonge Street on Clark Ave, close to the 407 ETR & Hwy #7)
    In attendance will be Owners and Operators of Professional Haunted Houses, Actors, Home Haunters, Artists, Halloween Enthusiasts and Vendors.

    Enjoy a BBQ (available at a cost), Door Prizes, and Contests for: Miss. & Mr. Scarefest and Best Homemade Prop.
    Admission is FREE, however we are asking for a Donation to the Sick Kids Foundation.

    AVShop.ca - Markham, Ontario
    Members from the Black Widow Hearse Club - All across Ontario
    The Butcher Shop – Toronto, Ontario 
    Canadian Haunters Association – Thornhill, Ontario 
    Carnival De Freak Productions – Burlington, Ontario
    Chic Sorceress – Dundas, Ontario
    Completions College of Makeup Art & Design / Kryolan Makeup Store – Toronto, Ontario 
    Creeped Out – Toronto, Ontario
    DEPRAVED Clothing – Dundas, Ontario
    Dick Terhune “The Voice From Hell” - Litchfield, Connecticut, USA
    Dotsy’s Entertainment Co. – St. Thomas, Ontario
    FrightProps – Clearwater, Florida
    The Grim Stitch Factory – Burlington, Ontario
    Halloween Artists Studio – Stratford, Ontario
    Haunted House Creations – Scarborough, Ontario 
    Haunt it Yourself Productions – Toronto, Ontario
    Haunted Walks Inc. – Ottawa, Ontario
    Horrors Unlimited (Horror Media) - Toronto, Ontario
    Liquid Imprints (Face and Body Art) – Clarington, Ontario
    Mental Floss Sideshow – Toronto, Ontario
    SCAREMATION – Oakville, Ontario
    Stef von Riot from “Deals from the Dark Side” – Niagara Falls, Ontario
    The Cellar – Room 57 (Horror Photography) - Toronto, Ontario
    The Toronto Zombie Walk - Toronto, Ontario
    Wayne Mallows, Author of “Whitechapel Road” a Vampyre tale - Niagara Falls, Ontario
    My Ghoul Friday – Toronto, Ontario
    Professional Haunted Houses
    Haunted House of Horrors – Guelph, Ontario
    Power House of Terror - Toronto, Ontario
    Reapers Realm – Courtright, Ontario
    Screampark – Kitchener, Ontario

    Home Haunters
    Boudreaus Butcher House of Horrors – Mississauga, Ontario
    Pandora’s Box Creations – Mississauga, Ontario 
    Scaresdale Manor - Oakville, Ontario
    Terror Time - Mississauga, Ontario 
    Thornhill Woods Haunted House – Thornhill, Ontario
    Vault of Fears – Thornhill, Ontario

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  10. Jonas DeRo

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    Holy crap, I have almost nothing to say. The level of talent on display below, all by Belgian concept artist Jonas DeRo, is the kind of work that makes me want to never call myself an “artist” again.

    Concept painters have to create entire world, sometimes with just a single image. They don’t just design the look of a specific scene, but they lend the mood to an entire film. Jonas has done something similar to me today; he’s imposed a mood on the rest of my day — that being jealousy.

    Feast. Your. Eyes. (and click to see larger)

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