Visual Storytelling

Dirt and Stipple

Dirt and Stipple

Sometimes you find yourself with some fake blood in your mouth and a couple of drinking straws - because that's how you get things done in this business. At least, it is when you're a special effects makeup artist, like next week's Cinematic Immunity guest, David Mendez.

On Tuesday, you'll get to hear the multi-talented Mendez brake down the makeup department for us, with a special focus on special-effects. We'll talk about the tools of his trade (fake blood and drinking straws are only two of them), the challenges of creating looks for film, his influences, and how Captain Kirk taught him to fight. He also explains how being a U.S. Army Infantryman compares to working on a movie set, and how it has helped his stunt coordinator work. Plus, we talk set safety, the process of getting union membership, and the wonders of technology - because walkie-talkies are your friend!

Check back on Tuesday for David's interview, and don't forget to follow us on all your favorite social networks (Tinder not included).

You Think They'll Have That on the Tour?

You Think They'll Have That on the Tour?

When legendary cinematographer, Dean Cundey, stopped by Cinematic Immunity to tell us about his impressive career in filmmaking, he had so many great stories that we couldn't contain it all in one episode!

On Tuesday, September 16, 2014, hear the behind the scenes stories from the making of "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," the "Back to the Future" trilogy, "Apollo 13," and more, in part two of our interview with Dean Cundeay, A.S.C..