Brian Rowe & Desirée Van De Laar
LOCKED IN THE CELLAR CREATIONS, SPECIAL EFFECTS
What is your current job title?
Special FX Make-up Artist, or Special FX Artist (if we're only providing non make-up related SPFX, like creatures, props or blood FX)
What steps did you take to get where you are today?
Brian: I got divorced and basically restarted my whole life. I met someone just as crazy as I am, with a good sense of business and together we pursued my life long dream to become a professional Special FX artist.
Desirée: We focused on building up a portfolio and improving/expanding our skills, as well as a whole lot of networking.
If you couldn’t do this job anymore, what would you want to do?
Desirée: I'd be doing something else creative in the film industry, like making miniatures or costumes. Or maybe I'd finally have the time to focus on my writing.
Brian: I would love to open a horror themed restaurant with a haunt attraction in it!
If you could be a part of any film / tv show in history, what would it be, and why?
Brian: Definitely Terminator 2, because of the incredible practical makeup FX on Arnold. And also because I would love to work with James Cameron.
Desirée: Little Shop of Horrors! I just cannot believe that they made Audrey 2 look so amazing before digital effects were a thing. It's all practical!
What important thing have you learned while working in this industry?
Desirée: You can never be too prepared.
Brian: Check your ego at the door! Making a film is a group effort.
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