2012 Cute things and Violence

2012 was a kind of weird year since I was busy all the time but don't have that much to show you.
There was a lot of consulting for films where I made things but never applied anything myself.
But of course 2012 will always be the year when I got to kill a pedophile and make some adorable creatures.
And then I played a lot with compressed air and blood. Hopefully I will tell you more when I get to use it in some effects.
Begravelsen (The Funeral) for Folkteatern i Göteborg This is a jolly little play about the funeral of an old pedofile. His whole family who had not seen him for ten years come to say good bye.Of course it turns out that one of the sons had continued his Fathers bad behavior. So of course we had to beat him to death. Violently!! The deadly beating was done on video and projected in slow motion when the actors did the fight scene on stage. I used a number of different silicone prosthetics and blood pumps to achive the effects. Actor Erik Stålberg in stage 2 of the beating. Actor Erik Stålberg in stage 2 of the beating. Actor Erik Stålberg in stage 2 of the beating. Do I have to tell you that we pretty much covered the whole studio in plastic before we started this shoot?? A last shot before we swapped him for a puppet x MG 9179NEW
x MG 9378NEW x MG 9417NEW IMG 4893NEW Here is a silicone puppet of Actor Erik Stålberg for stage 3 of the beating where we bashed his teeth out with a real fire poker. On the day of the shoot I had to appy a copy of the same prosthetics as we used on the actor on the puppet. There was no time for a test run so when the day started we had no idea how much we would have used. IMG 5058 We had to make a system with really quick ways to re-set it all for the next take. The teeth were made from normal plaster so they would break easily and we could put a new pair in without taking the skin off. We did 8 pairs of teeth to be ready for anything! We got the shot on the 7th take!! The most difficult part was timing the blood to shoot out of the mouth at the exact right time. Since we shoot it in 260 frames per second (I think) every micro second of delayed blood wouldn show up as an eternity on film. SPLASH!
There was blood everywhere! IMG 5062NEW Just some play with tattoo transfers. To get the very finest results I think you need to remove all non-colored areas of the tattoo since they tend to go grey really quickly.  This is where a digital cutting machine comes in really handy! Look at the cut of the small one. Try to do that by hand!! A tattoo transfer of author August Strindberg for an event at the theater. A silicone demon janitor for a video background in Folkteatern's Räls. A cowboy mask for a childrens play "Tantpresidenterna" at Folkteatern A cowboy mask for a childrens play "Tantpresidenterna" at Folkteatern A cowboy mask for a childrens play "Tantpresidenterna" at Folkteatern
Of course they were never used... The story of my life. In Lars Norén's Fragmente there was very limited makeup work but I got to do some fun props and some really messy blood effects that luckily was cut from the show. These little things did get good use though! For a scene in Lars Noréns "Fragmente" on Folkteatern I needed to build this prop out of soft foam so they could beat a guy to death with it with any risk of injury. So the whole thing is made from various polyfoams and got a steel rod in the middle with a big plate on it. She bashed the other actor quite hard with it every night but he never got as much as a bruise!  IMG8352 Here you can see the original in the background. And some foam rubber rocks (cast from real rocks) with a hidden compartment in them with blood that would splash out all over the face when they hit eachother with them. 20130321 162924NEW 20130321 162933NEW Ronja Rövardotter is a childrens story written by Astrid Lindgren. I was given the fun challenge to create the masks for Kult kompaniet's theater production in Borås. www.kultkompaniet.se
This is the moulding process for the main cute creature. In Swedish we call them Rumpnisse. Don't ask me to even try to translate that.. Mould finished The unseamed, unpainted silicone casts of all the characters in the play. First layer of paint is on and I have started to apply the lace hair pieces. The hair was actually 40 cm beards that I turned upside down. It worked great! Painting the dwarf ears with pshyco paint. Make sure you use the right gas filters since this is toxic stuff! Since the budget only allowed for one mould to be made I tried to add small things like eyebags and other things to make them look a little bit different. I just love this type of pictures. Sorry.. Here comes a whole bunch of pictures of the silicone masks. When you get bored press the button at the top and skip them. Here comes a whole bunch of pictures of the silicone masks. When you get bored press the button at the top and skip them.
Here comes a whole bunch of pictures of the silicone masks. When you get bored press the button at the top and skip them. Here comes a whole bunch of pictures of the silicone masks. When you get bored press the button at the top and skip them. Here comes a whole bunch of pictures of the silicone masks. When you get bored press the button at the top and skip them. Here comes a whole bunch of pictures of the silicone masks. When you get bored press the button at the top and skip them. Here comes a whole bunch of pictures of the silicone masks. When you get bored press the button at the top and skip them. Here is the bald head piece for the old grandfather in the play. It needed to be as simple to use as possible and be re-usable for a lot of performances. So I made a silicone head piece where you could still see a little bit of the edge on the side but it worked quite well in the way it was used on stage. Here is the bald head piece for the old grandfather in the play. It needed to be as simple to use as possible and be re-usable for a lot of performances. So I made a silicone head piece where you could still see a little bit of the edge on the side but it worked quite well in the way it was used on stage. Here is the bald head piece for the old grandfather in the play. It needed to be as simple to use as possible and be re-usable for a lot of performances. So I made a silicone head piece where you could still see a little bit of the edge on the side but it worked quite well in the way it was used on stage. I also did a bunch of demon birds that were dancing in very low lights. I had not much budget left so I came up with a very simple idea. I made a vacu form beak that I sew onto a ski mask. Then the pattern on it is just black hot glue. The masks worked really well in the dim lights on stage. Sometimes the simple cheap things work great. Always consider how your piece will be used before spending too uch money!
First fitting of the masks. The chin and cheeks have not been glued down on this picture but I love the expression on their faces so I put it in anyway. Here are the dancing grey dwarves. I put little lights at the sides of the eyeholes.  Picture 
© Jörgen Jarnberger Here are the dancing grey dwarves. I put little lights at the sides of the eyeholes.  Picture 
© Jörgen Jarnberger Here are the dancing grey dwarves. I put little lights at the sides of the eyeholes.  Picture 
© Jörgen Jarnberger121226, Teater, Ronja rövardotter, Kultkompaniet. 
© Jörgen Jarnberger / JPIXFOTO Here you have the little curious creatures.  
© Jörgen Jarnberger / JPIXFOTO Here you have the little curious creatures.  
© Jörgen Jarnberger / JPIXFOTO Here you can see the old grandpa and some of the cast. The guy on the right has a full flocking beard.   
© Jörgen Jarnberger / JPIXFOTO 
© Jörgen Jarnberger / JPIXFOTO Here you have the little curious creatures.  
© Jörgen Jarnberger / JPIXFOTO
Test makeup on Robin Davidsson.NEW Some pictures of the sculpt, molds and finished teeth I made for a customer. Some pictures of the sculpt, molds and finished teeth I made for a customer. Some pictures of the sculpt, molds and finished teeth I made for a customer. Some pictures of the sculpt, molds and finished teeth I made for a customer. Some pictures of the sculpt, molds and finished teeth I made for a customer. Some pictures of the sculpt, molds and finished teeth I made for a customer. For the film Pioneer I helped out with flocked beards and some injuries. HOD was Linda BoijeNEW Test beard on Linda BoijeNEW
Test beard on Linda BoijeNEW Test beard on meNEW Test beard on meNEW Karin Bergquist in Vinter at Folkteatern. Sometimes the smallest makeups can take so much time to get right. We spent hours trying to find the exact right amount of smudging we needed to tell her story right.NEW Karin Bergquist in Vinter at Folkteatern. Sometimes the smallest makeups can take so much time to get right. We spent hours trying to find the exact right amount of smudging we needed to tell her story right.NEW Karin Bergquist in Vinter at Folkteatern. Sometimes the smallest makeups can take so much time to get right. We spent hours trying to find the exact right amount of smudging we needed to tell her story right.NEW For Folkteatern "Det röda trädet" I made a wig for the poster shot. I the actual play she wore a wig made by yarn instead.NEW Cecilia Milocco in "Det röda trädet"NEW