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Help I need dirt!

Amy Pilkington is off-line
12 July 2011 06:00
amyuk09
Make-up Artist

Location
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Northumberland


Hi Everyone,

I'm in a bit of a pinch, I am filming a scene on thursday that requires the actor to look dirty/grubby (he's digging around in caves)
Anyway does anyone have any tips of what I can use to make him look dirty? I know that dirt make-up is available and would be best but as this is for Thursday I don't have time to order online and to get it in time and I can't find anywhere near me that sells it (North East).
I have used mascara mixed with foundation before but I wasn't totally happy with the result.

Any help would be appreciated

Thanks


12 July 2011 06:42
Toxicherry
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put dirt all over his face it looks better if its real best would be compost and rub it into the skin.


12 July 2011 06:47
flashman
Photographer
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Why not use the real thing. If you were closer I have 3 tons of fine topsoil waiting to be rehomed. you could have had a bucket of that. If you have the fine/soft sandy/peaty soil in the area use that. Make sure you pick the stones etc out first but it makes a good dusting. Mix it with water if you want the smeared look. That what us southerners use


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12 July 2011 06:51
Truedefinition
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Try Charcoal...
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12 July 2011 07:07
clearview_photography
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12 July 2011 07:27
Iconic
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Quote from Truedefinition
Try Charcoal...



crushed charcoal and Vaseline is what they used in terminator and other films makes them look sweaty and dirty
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12 July 2011 08:32
SimonFairclough
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When I worked in the film industry it was not allowed to just smear soil dug from the ground on to the subjects face.
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I would suggest the charcoal and Vaseline as above. also fullers earth from chemists and you can use the remains of the coals from a BBQ mix any of these with Vaseline.
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12 July 2011 08:37
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Cheshire
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Try chocolate sauce, Marmite, Gravy browning. Black treacle, Ther are others of course


Amy Pilkington is off-line
12 July 2011 15:01
amyuk09
Make-up Artist

Location
United Kingdom
Northumberland


Thanks guys,

I will probably try the charcoal and vaseline. Don't think an actor would be too happy if I started smearing actual dirt on him
Thanks for your replies


12 July 2011 15:36
Siras
Photographer


Burnt cork - as used by commandos everywhere - yes, really. This was one of the original methods used for camouflaging faces and should work well for the "dirty" look you're after.

Get bottle - doesn't work quite so well with screw-tops or those with plastic "corks". Remove cork. Drink contents. Set light to end of cork - wait until nicely charred. Blow out flame and apply - you may need to wet the cork at this stage. Simple.
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