The Midwest Haunters Convention is just a week away!
We have several fantastic workshops available on Friday, June 7 geared towards your actor trainer, actors and makeup artists. Check out these hands-on workshops with our industry pros:
- Build Anything, Core Construction Skills for Haunt Design with Allan Hopps from 9 – 4. With six core techniques then you can build almost anything for your haunt. Each hour of this six hour class focuses on a different core construction skill. Allen relies heavily on each of these skills when he is making props, monsters, costumes, set pieces, and haunt decor. Prop skins, prop skeletons, molding techniques are all covered in this class. You will take away handouts and formulas from this class as well as the knowledge, confidence and inspiration to create!
- Real World Haunt Acting from Noon to 4:30 - This unique acting seminar brings the haunted house to the classroom with an interactive approach! There will be an actual set that the instructors will utilize to show different acting approaches and styles. Using this “real-world” setting, there will be many acting exercises, with the overall goal of making a more entertaining experience for patrons by having characters that are more “interactive” and “memorable.” The class will be taught by Geoff Beck from Shutter Productions with assistance from industry veterans; Roger Miller, Jeff Glatzer and Gus Mauer.
- Intro to Airbrushing with Nick Herrera from 12:30 to 3:30. Beginner training for your new airbrush artists. Nix will show you everything you need to know to get started in airbrushing including equipment selection, care and maintenance, and use. In the second half of the class you will learn about using stencils and have plenty of time for hands on practice!
- Haunted Asylum Makeup with Pashur from 8:30 to 12:30. Great training for your artists and actors. In this Face Paint & FX class, Pashur will show you disturbing and scary designs for your haunted attraction. We will get in as many of the following designs in as we can; Possessed, Occult Priest, Morph Face, Seamstress of Fate, Doll Face, Zipper Face, SkinCrawler, Tortured Soul, The Unholy and Ringu.
The pre-con bus tour is sold out and we're into our 10th bus on the Friday night bus tour to Unit 70 and Haunted Hoochie. Don't wait or you'll miss out!
The Midwest Haunters Convention
June 7, 8 & 9 in Columbus, Ohio