effects are special

Happy (very belated) New Year to you all and welcome to 2014!

It’s been a slow start to the year, what with holidays ending and getting back into College. Starting the year with a week of computers I might add! Not fun for a bunch of MUA’s to be stuck in a Computer lab but we survived…just! I was pleasantly surprised to receive my final images of the Special Effects Photoshoot we had at the end of last year before College broke out for Christmas holidays. 

My looks were modelled o my very good friend and flatmate, Clara Formosa! One look is a kidnap victim and the other one a Zombie. I was very happy with how my shoot turned out and the quality of the photos are amazing! I would also like to say a huge thank you to Colin Price, our photographer for his amazing direction and outstanding talent. The pictures are below so take a look – perhaps not over breakfast or dinner, depending on which side of the world you are! 

Vicky xo





not for the squeamish

This week we’ve been having Special Effects lessons in class.

So far we’ve covered everything from slit wrists/slits, gashes, strangulation, 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree burns, bullet wounds and also chopped off digits! 

It’s all very gory and let’s just say doing research for SFX is not something you want to do over lunch or dinner, however it is a lot simpler than you might think! Less is more definitely applies here and overdoing the SFX by adding too much product can make it look unrealistic. Tomorrow we are covering Zombies which should be incredibly fun and I imagine we’ll get some awesome pictures out of it. Below are some of the photos from class over the past couple of days. Have a look but beware, it may not be your cup of tea – especially if you’re a bit squeamish. Looks are modeled on Clodagh Power and Phoebe Wishart.




ImageCiao for now xo