follows a young Japanese woman on her journey to the United States in search of her father and, through her experiences and encounters in America, questions traditional views of the nation’s history and identity.
It is something that I have been involved with as a makeup and special effects artist for the past six months, and its creators have been working on for years.
He set up a Winter Term project that would allow students to work in key positions on the production, and allow him the opportunity to shoot promotional trailers to raise awareness about the project.
Winter Term at Oberlin takes place during the month of January and is intended to give students the opportunity to learn and gain field experience in areas that they may not have the chance or time to explore during the course of the traditional semester.
It was important that he look wild and dangerous, yet still be recognizable as himself.
I did a few sketches to work out how to approach the werewolf design.
I knew that I did not want to go with a full face wolf mask, or even to have him necessarily look like a wolf.
I decided that one of the most distinctive markers of exaggerated masculinity is strong bone structure.
He is not physically capable of effectively unleashing the full force of the rage he feels on those he perceives as deserving of it, so he plays out these violent fantasies subconsciously, whether he is actually losing power over his body to the animal or merely dreaming about it.
For those of us involved in , it gave us the chance to work collaboratively and intensely on an independent film production in design positions, without the need to divide our attention between the film, classes, and other projects.
My involvement as the makeup designer for this leg of ’s development allowed me to spend the fall semester before Winter Term concentrating on pre-production design work.
Todd and Lily recognize him just before he bites Todd’s throat with his sharp wolf fangs and slashes Lily’s with his claws.
He awakes alone in bed, rips off his bandage, and sees that his bite has healed, leaving only a faint scar.