Battles With Bits of Rubber

Reviews For Battles With Bits of Rubber

Stuart and Todd give great pieces of information! Very helpful for someone new to FX makeup. I’ve learned a lot from these guys and his podcast. Highly recommend for anyone wanting learn FX makeup. Very funny and easy to listen to making it all that much better and easier to learn from.
I'm someone that wants as much information as possible on the subject of makeup and effects. I'm not really looking for the fan commentary, talking about the polished end product. I'd rather learn about the struggles and the raod you take to get there. I really like the technical nature of the conversations. I don't always follow what's being discussed, but it at least prompts me to do some research. If you are interested in the field or want to expand your craft, give this a listen.
Any day now guys...
Where has this podcast been all my life? So good.
If you are interested in prosthetics makeup--foam latex, silcone, or gelatin--this is a must listen. Two very fun and knowledgeable hosts, with lots of links to useful information. I have one criticism: Episode 12 with Rob Burman. Terrific interview of Burman. His mother, in the background, though, providing running commentary--becomes annoying after only a short while. Your mileage may vary. But it's a short episode, thankfully. Otherwise, highly recommended!
I started fx with Todd's book and Stuart's YouTube tutorials. It's a real treat to hear their brains working in real time discussing real problems. Y'all really came into your own with the last 2 interviews. You really know how to ask questions that unlock troves of interesting technical info and history from your guests. Totally re-listening Thom's interview. Don't be afraid to get more esoteric with technical stuff! Treat it like a grad school lecture series. Your basic intro stuff is easy to find and well covered elsewhere. Being more specialized would set this stuff apart. Keep it up!!! -Izzi Ps. Do something on air bladders???
If you love Monsters and F/X work, this is like hangin with them! All the trade secrets you ever wanted! Can't wait for the next episode! Thankyou all for making this available!
Stuart and Tadd have years of experience making wonderful makeups and effects an they are sharing it with us! Todd has written one of the leading resources for beginning as well as experienced makeup artists, "Special Makeup effects for stage and screen". I am excited to listen and re-listen to these podcasts and looking forward to more. Thanks Stuart and Todd!- Chris