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I work in movies in Los Angeles and I'm looking for someone who can teach me what I need to know to make professional quality molds and life casts. I have some experience, self taught, and my portfolio of pieces I've worked on can be seen at www.bjwinslow.com . If you need an assistant, I'm your man. Also, being tied into the film and television business I get calls for these types of things all the time and can, if you're interested, help you get work.
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07-01-2005, 04:22 AM
I, too, live in Los Angeles!
Seeing as you already have experience with casting, I think adding life-casting won't be a problem for you.
The best materials for life-casts are dental alganate, (delayed set time), plaster, petroleum jelly, and a high-speed mixer.
07-03-2005, 12:29 PM
Or Moulage, which is made especially for lifecasting, though it's probably more expensive. http://www.artmolds.com/product_details.cfm?product_id=176&page=0&cat_name=Alginate
For a "discount" price of $69 (get a load of the price label on the bag in the photo!), try: http://www.wyndhamartsupplies.com/isapi/isapi.dll?product_detail&product_id=4152&search_type=browse&cat_id=828
07-03-2005, 04:03 PM
You can probably find anything and everything you need at Pink House Studios (http://www.pinkhouse.com/),
including materials, how to videos and expert advice from a master of the craft.
Mark Prent is an exceptional artist, has done many life casting workshops
which generously share his applied skills and he is a genuinely nice guy.
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