How to Make Vulcan Ear Prosthetics

Effects artist Frank Ippolito joins Tested once again for a make-up project tutorial and demonstration. For this year’s WonderCon, Norm wanted to go as a Vulcan with authentic ear prosthetics. Using techniques we’ve shown before like lifecasting, sculpting, mold-making, and casting, Frank builds up a lifelike appliance and shows us how to apply it. Watching this video would be most logical!


How “Kung Fury” Went From a Career Hail Mary To Kickstarter Hit, Cannes Entry and Hollywood Feature

David Sandberg’s Kung Fury trailer raised $630,000 on Kickstarter, and he’s now competing at Cannes and developing a feature. Here, he talks about how smart use of social platforms, his Grandma, and David Hasselhoff helped him realize his dream.

Kung Fury

Two years ago, David Sandberg had to sell his couch and TV to afford food and rent. Now, he’s getting ready to head to Cannes, where on May 21 his 30-minute short film Kung Fury will screen in the film festival’s Directors’ Fortnight section. A week later, on May 28, the film will premiere on platforms like YouTube and Reddit. Meanwhile, a feature version of Kung Fury is in the works with Hollywood producers David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith—not to mention a Kung Fury clothing line, graphic novel series and merchandise. Oh, and David Hasselhoff recently made a Kung Fury music video that has been viewed over 8 million times.

Sandberg, who’s 29 and lives in Stockholm, Sweden, admits that it’s all “very surreal.”

Sandberg’s story is the classic aspiring-filmmaker-to-”It”-filmmaker fairy tale, updated for the digital age. He wasn’t discovered in film school or on a commercial shoot, but on Kickstarter, where, in late 2013 he posted a trailerfor Kung Fury. The teaser was an over-the-top homage to ’80s action movies with an absurd premise: a bandana-wearing hero (played by Sandberg) travels back in time to kill Hitler. Along the way, he battles ripped Norse Gods, kitschy dinosaurs and robocops.

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