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How to Make Special Effect Veins

There are many things you can create with special effect makeup, from scars, to bullet holes, to even gross headpieces and strange growths. In a piece we did last year, Demon Poker, many of our actors had to go through hours of makeup to accomplish...

How to Inspire Creativity

Coming up with creative ideas can be difficult. No one just paints a painting, or writes a book and calls it a day. In order to get to the finish line, or to even start, there has to be a creative process that takes place,...

Using a Character Profile

When writing a book or screenplay, there is a lot to keep in mind as to how to make your story interesting and believable. Whether it’s your plot, writing style, theme, or so on, you want to captivate your readers/viewers from beginning to end. Yet,...

How To Structure a Story

In previous posts, I have talked at length about the different aspects of writing a story such as heroes, villains, setting, and more. Today, I will talk about the structure and pacing of your story. When you start planning a story, you think of the beginning,...