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boneefx
05-20-2007, 07:34 PM
Hello all! We have been considering the idea of having a traveling Prosthetics makeup class in the vein of Wolfe Bros.
face painting seminars that go to the major expos and conventions. Since Nick and Brian always schedule thier classes
after tradeshows, we thought our class could be before the shows so as not to step on the toes of our freinds,
the Wolfe Bros.

Our idea is to bring our Hollywood training and experience to everyone who has interest. This would be a 2 day "hands-on"
class and would cover basic to advanced application, coloring and removal. Our idea is to show how to use small appliances,
like noses all the way up to multiple piece prosthetics.

We really need your feedback as this will be quite a costly start up to get off the ground. PLEASE post your comments,ideas
and suggestions, good or bad, so we can get a feel if this is feasible or not. We don't know what class costs would be yet but
we would make sure it was affordable and worth every penny.

If your not familiar with me or our company, Visit our website at : www.BoneyardFx.com I have been teaching makeup classes for
over 11 years and work with Haunted Media Dvd magazine as thier Makeup instructor.

We would love to get feedback from EVERYONE here about this proposal.

Thanks for any input! Regards, Larry Bones - Bone Yard Effects, Inc.

Nightgore
05-20-2007, 09:42 PM
Location? I know Wolfe Bros. travel around... any chance you'll come to the northern Ky./Cincinnati area? I know my college would love to host the class here for the "make-up artist in trainning"... our chairman has talked to me about bringing in more advanced classes/workshops. -Tyler

boneefx
05-20-2007, 09:49 PM
We could add any location as long as we had enough warm bodies in the seats to make it worth it. The traveling class room seems to be a valid idea, but we need to see if theres enough interest in concept to make it a reality. Larry

PumpkinHead
05-20-2007, 09:59 PM
Larry,
I would be interested. Maybe a 1 day class would be easier for more people to devote their time to. At most of the conventions people usually tour the area haunts the days before the show and I don't know if they would want to spend 2 full days at a class ( that's just me though). How much money do you think these classes would run?

On a side note/question, do you offer classes at your place now? I know a group of around 50 local haunters ( all so cal )that would probably be interested in a group class.

Thanks,
Braden

Dead End Haunted House
05-20-2007, 11:07 PM
great idea there ar many new haunted houses in utah and im sure we would all love for you to come down! or up? lol how much would the cost to take the classes be?

Dead End Haunted House
05-20-2007, 11:32 PM
great idea there ar many new haunted houses in utah and im sure we would all love for you to come down! or up? lol how much would the cost to take the classes be?

dr0zombie
05-20-2007, 11:34 PM
I'd be interested.... I learned WAY more than I thought I would with the Wolfe Bros. class. It just exceeded what I expected in every way. And I expected it to be a great class.... These kind of opportunities are great for skill building and worth the travel if they are within a days drive..... consider me signed up if its within driving time of Chicago....

boneefx
05-21-2007, 08:06 AM
Braden,
I had thought of the haunt tours that go on before the shows, but thats really the only time it could be pulled off. 1 day just isn't enough time to cover the subject. Actually 2 days isn't much time either. We haven't figured out the cost, but I would estimate it to be approx. $400 for both days and you would get to keep all your tools afterwords. We would only allow 50 people in each class so you get more personal attention.

We do not currently have classes at our studio, although there seems to be interest in that as well.

Thanks and keep those comments coming! Larry

bodybagging
05-21-2007, 02:14 PM
Larry, Great idea, Ive actually kicked it around myself a time or two, good Luck with it!!!!
off topic but Ive been meaning to contact you for awhile now about it, do you custom make your own plastiformed faces or do you have a supplier for them, I make slip pieces and need Vacufaces and cant find them anywhere for packaging............. Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

boneefx
05-21-2007, 03:59 PM
Thanks! We haven't decided to go ahead with it yet. I want to hear form more people and still have to look into the logisitics of it all, including room rental, insurance, advertisement, etc.

We do run all Vacuforms in house. We originally looked into having a plastics company do it for us, but it was to expensive for our product line.

Larry

Frighteners Entertainment
05-21-2007, 04:56 PM
Well, this brings another question to mind....
Interested in doing some forms for others?

boneefx
05-21-2007, 05:20 PM
I kind of figured thats where you were going. Unfortunately, every vacuform made has a prosthetic waiting to make it's home there.

We're looking into a much larger machine later this year so we can offer vacuform services, but it's not in the cards at this time.

The machine we use is premade and you can buy one for your company. I'll email you the info if your interested. Sorry I couldn't help! Larry

Frighteners Entertainment
05-21-2007, 05:57 PM
That would be very appreciated Larry!

Infoamtek
05-21-2007, 09:47 PM
Here are some plans for a homemade vacumn form table from Ralis Khan.
http://www.halloweenfear.com/vacuumformintro.html

boneefx
05-22-2007, 10:02 AM
Jeff,
Heres a link to the table we've been using for years. This little sucker (no pun intended) has put out thousands of pieces without any problems other than having to replace the seals every couple of years. I highly recommend it! Larry

http://www.iasco-tesco.com/cat55/index.htm

Oh, almost forgot. It's on page 15.

boneefx
05-23-2007, 10:29 AM
Okay, thanks soooo much for all your input. How many of you would be interested if we kicked off the class at Transworld Vegas '08? We're trying to get a feel if this is the right venue to start at. This way, we can start looking at costs associated with Vegas. Larry

MindWerxKMG
05-23-2007, 11:16 AM
I'd plan on attending!