Lynz_Sharon wrote: I'm pretty sure that was more informative then anything I learnt in school....
It's was a wonderful read. I plan to reread it multiple times, and put it in my kit. Thank you very much for taking the time to put this together! May I ask, how long did this take you??
I started working on the first version of this guide in May 2009; it was only a few pages in length. Now the guide is organized with a stable index so that it can be referenced by others.
I had been working at casualty simulation for a couple of years and had found that there was a need for some type of reference work. Many of the people that I worked with used inappropriate materials and didn't practice any type of sanitation! Some of the things I noticed first hand:
• the bristles of a brush used by one person were nearly worn down to the ferrule; the brush had never been cleaned and looked really nasty with greasepaint and dirt
• plasticine used directly on the skin to create wounds. Fixodent powder (a denture adhesive) was used to powder the plasticine so stage blood would stick to it
• white glue applied directly to the skin to simulate burns
• stick liner, Steins Theatrical Make-up, over a decade old still being used. No sanitation between clients.
• real, not simulated, dirt and gravel applied to skin
Added some more items to the Casualty Simulation website. In addition to the Casualty Simulation Techniques Guide I've added a downloadable Excel spreadsheet for a cas sim makeup kit. This spreadsheet can calculate the amount of product you need based on the number of kits you require. If you have prices from your vendors you can plug those into the spreadsheet and it will give you a total cost.
No more ads, fast downloading. It is the same as before but I will most likely be updating it in the next couple of months. There is also a PowerPoint presentation available as a PDF from my casualty simulation course which you might find interesting Casualty simulation - Basic Colour Theory and Blending. The link is at the very bottom of the page.
Let me know if anything isn't working, the website went live just a few minutes ago.
Something that may appeal to makeup artists and photographers alike is the section on creativity in medical simulation. There is a link to my Fostering Creativity guide and a link to a wonderful presentation on TED by David M. Kelly, How to build your creative confidence. You'll find both at: