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TIDE – my week on the Isle of Lewis

9 May

Another belated update for ye.  College is busy at the moment; ugh.  It’s really cutting into my free time.  I actually dusted one of my David Bowie books the other day, which tells you a lot about the state I’m in; not only is my obsession with the great man being starved out of me by other demands on my time, but I was CLEANING.  Which means one thing and one thing only, if you are Imogen Maxwell.  PROCRASTINATION.

And I’m nothing if not a productive procrastinator.  As each deadline stalks me mercilessly, swooping out of the shadows when I quite literally least expect it, I pinball about the house, panic-napping, organising, dusting.

You’d think – once the Bowie library is gleaming and catalogued – I’d be flogging prolifically, whacking up product reviews, creating madcap transformations, inscribing the magna carta on my nails in fancy rainbow colours.  Let’s just say my laptop hasn’t been cooperating …

damn you

damn you

… but I’m here now so let me tell you a beautiful story in pictures.

I was up on the Isle of Lewis at the end of April, ostensibly to do the makeup for a short film being made by Edinburgh College of Art student director Gordon Napier.  Makeup was a minor feature of my week, I must admit, but I did my best to get involved with all there was to do.

I stayed with the lovely lovely cast and crew of 18ish, in a blackhouse village near Carloway.  Blackhouses are for people 3’8″ or under.

where I spent all day bent double, wincing as other people brained themselves on 4-foot thick concrete beams

where I spent all day bent double, wincing as other people brained themselves on 4-foot thick concrete beams

They had been converted into hostel-type accommodation; our lil house had 2 x 6-bed dorms and one (or two?) 2-bed room.  There was a big kitchen and room enough for everyone to have meals together sat at a long table.  There was a living room too with a fire place and couches.

Kitchen wizards Elspeth and Pola, without whom we would have turned cannibal

Kitchen wizards Elspeth and Pola, without whom we would have turned cannibal

Being the backpacker queen that I am, I’m a pretty swift and harsh judge of this type of accommodation, and I was well impressed.

our neighbours

our neighbours

Each day of filming was long, but that ain’t no thang when you’re surrounded by good-natured professionals.

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There were indoor scenes…

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… and hero production designers Lottie and Lola had gone all out in decking that place out, let me tell you.

where did they find this wall art?  Shhh.  Just enjoy.

where did they find this wall art? Shhh. Just enjoy.

baked trout dinner, for throwing to the floor in a rage.

baked trout dinner, for throwing to the floor in a rage.

There were outdoor scenes …

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… but there was no internet.

one itty bitty scrap of 3G in one corner of the set

only one itty bitty scrap of 3G in one corner of the set

Apart from movie-making japery, I was kept entertained by practicing some special effects …

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… and whooping it up at the Callanish standing stones.

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We met the locals…

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… we ate the locals….

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… and we waited around a lot, cos that’s what you do.

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With good company…

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… and perfect weather and scenery….

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… it was a pleasure to be involved 🙂

nothing to see here

nothing to see here

I’m very much looking forward to seeing the finished product, and feel free to head on over to T I D E’s Facebook page to keep on top of updates!

Here’s some unrelated Motley Crue to sing you out.  Don’t forget you can stalk me over on Facebook and Instagram, both of which get a hell of a lot more action than this flog.  Gi’us a wee ‘like’, go on.

Happy Friday, flogstars! xX

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boo!

31 Oct

Hey hey flogstars, happy halloween.

Today was the final day for wig assessments, and while I had already completed both of mine, my services as a short-haired model were required.  Today I was Freyja’s model, and she turned me into a haunted Alice in Wonderland.  I don’t have copies of the pics from the college camera (yet) but here are a few from my phone.

sans wig

sans wig

a wee cheeky green one with halloween stickers, because why not

a wee cheeky green one with halloween stickers, because why not

completed look

completed look

with the pin curls taken out

with the pin curls taken out

bus home.  There are no other passengers BECAUSE I ATE THEM ALL!!!

bus home. There are no other passengers BECAUSE I ATE THEM ALL!!!

and now I'm sitting in the kitchen writing this flog post.  Not taking my makeup off, no sir.

and now I’m sitting in the kitchen writing this flog post. Not taking my makeup off, no sir.

 

The contacts are “Berzerker” from MesmerEyez.

So here’s 80s German power-metallers Helloween, with I Want Out.  Parental Advisory: Contains exactly as many fluffy blond Euro-mullets, denim jackets, leather, skin tight jeans that show EVERYTHING, and dodgy special effects as you would expect from a video endorsed on imogenmaxwell.com

Happy tricking and treating, ghouls.  Xx

cool shit, first edition

18 Oct

Hey everybody, today’s post is PHOTOS because while I know you all thirst for my sparkling banter in unhealthy ways, I also know that you really just swing by here to check for tit pics and the like.  Today, you are shit out of luck on both fronts, because I have nothing to say and none of the pictures I’m posting here are my own work or boobs.

You could accuse me of showing complete contempt for my enormous, international legion of fans, as I am putting next to no effort into this post and none of you are going to get anything out of it either.  Why?  It’s mostly just a collection of the cool shit that my friends see on the internet and post on my Facebook wall because they know I love it.  And since most of you reading this are my real-life AND Facebook friends, this post is actually entirely redundant because it’s YOU who sent me the pictures in the first place!  HA!  We’ve come full circle!

Actually not all of it is cool shit you guys sent me.  Some of it I pinched from Instagram, those ones are captioned with the creator’s Instagram link.

I’ll stop talking now.  I present to you… Cool Shit, v1.

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cool, huh?

instagram.com/hannamajava

instagram.com/hannamajava

keeping an eye on the time, arf arf arf

keeping an eye on the time, arf arf arf

instagram.com/promisetamang

instagram.com/promisetamang

take on me instagram.com/amberscott_makeup

take on me
instagram.com/amberscott_makeup

KISS this!

KISS this!

instagram.com/madeleineharirian

instagram.com/madeleineharirian

instagram.com/klee608

instagram.com/klee608

sand, not makeup, but still cool

sand, not makeup, but still cool

That should be enough cool shit to get you through the day, flogstars.  Whatever you’re up to, I hope you’re living it up as much as this guy.

livin' it up

livin’ it up

DAMMIT, now I’ve got that Ja Rule song stuck in my head.  Sorry guys.

Xx Imo

can’t sleep.

13 Oct

Chloe is lying next to me laughing at videos of cats having sex on YouTube.

yep, two single beds shoved together.  This is living.

yep, two single beds shoved together. This is living.

Too much creepy shit up in here.

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We went to see Machete Kills this afternoon.  Amazing.  And you’ll be happy to hear that Machete Kills Again: In Space is underway.  So is the second Sin City movie.  Fucking love Robert Rodriguez.  Here’s a picture of Lady Gaga’s nails in Machete Kills, a fine example of the highly stylised… styling of his movies.  Stylin’!

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I am too tired to say anything intelligent, best beloved.  Getting up early for work after a night of no sleep, due to sharing a bed with a coughing, farting, cat-sex watching sister is really taking it out of me.  Hope y’all have had a good weekend.  Thank you and good night!

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