The wonders of gelatin: redux

I know I’ve been on this subject before but I really don’t understand. Why isn’t this used on 90% of FX prosthetics? I foam it to act like a cross between silicone and foam latex, or use straight as an excellent silicone replacement and you can throw literally anything into it and it won’t impede its properties. It can be transparent, translucent or opaque. Gelatin is painted with anything unlike silicone. It’s the cheapest material around and best of all reusable. The only downsides are it’s a bit heavier than foam latex, water soluble (although with enough zinc oxide that isn’t an issue) and will melt in extreme heat. What gives?

The Asylum

It’s easy to bash The Asylum (Syfy channel) movies because, well they suck. I don’t think I’ve been able to sit through one all the way. But I like what they are doing, cranking out horror and science fiction movies for about 100k and making money on every one. I just wish the movies were a bit smarter and more self-aware. I’m very conscious of The Asylum model and comparisons are inevitably being made, and there are a few nods to them in Insectula. I’m trying to make a movie of what The Asylum could be, a bit more like American International was…taking more of a chance on originality now and then. We’ll see what happens.