Fun with Friends
Yesterday I spent the afternoon with an school friend, Yvonne Cox. It was so much fun hearing about the interesting projects she has done and movies she worked on. Movies like Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Red Riding Hood, plus effects like decapitated bodies, bags of heads and fake rabbits with hand-laid hair.
Back in the day
Back in 2009 we spent a year together at Vancouver Film School, in Canada, learning about makeup and special fx. While we were in school Yvonne did the most amazing beauty and prosthetic makeups. Since we graduated, the special fx Yvonne does are even more amazing, though not for faint of heart. There is a certain beauty in her work, even in the more gruesome stuff.
The best thing about Yvonne
What I like best about Yvonne is that she is always trying something new. Something that challenges her skills. She is so uber-talented, I wish I had half of her skills. Actually, I wish I had her eyes too. Most of all, I wish Yvonne lived here, in Los Angeles, near me. Even thought I am over a decade older than Yvonne, hanging out with her inspires me to keep learning, keep doing, keep creating and growing.
To Yvonne: You are fabulous, I hope we get a chance to work on a project together soon. Let’s get together and find an excuse to do a few blood rigs!
To all my readers: Yvonne just got a new Twitter account, @vonncox so you should give her a shout and follower her.
Please feel free to leave comments and let me know what you think. If you have a makeup or special fx website, I would love to hear about it.