Hand-carved Wooden Mask

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    Hand-carved Wooden Mask

    Hey guys,
    Sorry I've been away for so long, this summer was pretty hectic.

    Anyway, during a filming session at the Monacasy river, I noticed a freshly fallen tree. A few days later, a returned to the tree and cut off a section of the trunk (I fugured it was better than cutting down another tree [yay for eco-friendliness]).
    After ALOT of labor, that log turned into this mask. I am hoping to use it in my Indie-homemade slasher film.

    img_0005-jpgI did the rough shaping on the chop saw, and the rounding with an electric planer. the details of the eyes and nose were done with a dremel using a high-speed cutting bit.

    I intentionally did not cut a mouth, because I thought it would take away from the ominous-ness.

    Anyway, after alittle bit of palm sanding, I tackled the back side. This had to be chiseled into a concave dish so as to conform to the wearer's face. This was probably the hardest part, as very few power tools will allow you to make a plunge cut that doesn't go all the way through.

    After that was done, a made some slots for the straps (a few old belts).
    then, today, I stained it. It got alittle darker than I wanted, but I'm still pretty happy with it.
    It's fairly heavy, but it's still wearable.

    Hope you like it.
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    Re: Hand-carved Wooden Mask

    No one? OK.

    This is the look I'm going for;

    (Rob Zombie's Halloween Michael Myers)

    I like the huge-guy-with-long-dirty-hair look, but I'm thinkin about goin for a more classic serial killer appearence.

    maybe one of these2e9dbb1fbe9-jpg

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    Re: Hand-carved Wooden Mask

    Come one guys, opinions? Good? Bad? Aweful? Maybe I should get a life?

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    darthgaul's Avatar
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    Aug 2009
    Portland, OR, USA

    Re: Hand-carved Wooden Mask

    I'm not into slasher movies but I think you did good work on the mask. I like the visible woodgrain pattern. You might want to make the features around the eyes and the nose more pronounced or paint them with a little darker stain. Especially if you want it to show up on film. My suggestion for the look of the killer, instead of a big scary looking dude with long dirty hair (if that is the "classic look") go against the mold. Make him a clean cut very plain looking person. Or better yet a female serial killer...just a thought.

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    Re: Hand-carved Wooden Mask

    Can't believe I didn't see this, it looks Great, wood for some reason is so hard to work with for me.

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    Re: Hand-carved Wooden Mask

    Hmm, I see your point. Personally, I would love to do more of a mystery film, but as I'm just getting my footing in moviemaking, and since I'm a sucker for cliche movies, I'd like to start with the basics.

    Also, I don't like slasher films all that much myself. The modern "slasher flick" tries to be scary by showing alot of blood, guts, and dismemberment. This isn't scary. This is disgusting. With my movie, I'm gunna try to use alittle more "subtle horror" if you will. This means I'm going to concentrate more on the things "lurking in the dark", whatching you when you don't know it, jumping out at you when you least expect it. The things that, in my opinion, are truely scary. It is in this way that I plan on making my "revolutionary" film.

    yeah, the mask could use alittle more detail, but honestly; I just got it to a point where I'm happy with it, and I'm too affraid that I'll screw it up.

    Thanks for the opinions, guys, and continued input is appreciated.

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    Armored Artichoke's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 2009
    Somewhere in the middle of nowhere hiding from a certain someone (Texas)

    Re: Hand-carved Wooden Mask

    ...... WHOAH NICE! MAN!!!!!

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    Re: Hand-carved Wooden Mask

    Still workin on the plot..........ie= I've got alittle more than nothing.

    Any help from my good friends at TDH is appreciated

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