A chilly change in season is the perfect reason to lock yourself indoors, binge-watch Netflix, eat plenty of ramen, and reorganize your makeup bag. Since expired makeup products can cause epidermis discomfort and vision infections, it is critical to replace them before each goes south. A fresh study from Stowaway Cosmetics and Poshly found that 89 percent of women hoard old make-up “in the event.” Plus, fewer than one in five of us trash mascara within the recommended 90 days (we’re guilty, too).

Unlike food, cosmetic makeup products aren’t necessary to have an expiration date on the packaging. Instead, you’ll have to keep an eye on when you opened up them. Most products have a jar symbol with a numeral that indicates the number of a few months you have until the item is no longer usable. If you have a hard time keeping track of when you’ve bought things, just use a Sharpie to jot down the purchase time. If you learn how to care for your cosmetics, your make-up should last well. But use good sense: if your gloss is bloody, your toe-nail Polish is separating, or your lipstick has a funny smell – it is time to bet it adieu. And maybe your next life goal ought to be to never let crusty compacts and congealed mascara makes an appearance again.

A supremely well designed and photographed gag with the model airplane in freefall. Have our hapless heroes met their destiny untimely? Did the producers forget this is said to be a comedy? Will have time to write his Will? James Mason no less. You might have heard about him.

Warner’s Stage 5 special effects department at the time VIRGINIA CITY (1940) was made. Top left is the head of department Byron Haskin; middle top is effects cameraman Edwin DuPar; top right is director of photographic effects Hans Koenekamp; bottom level left is head matte painter Paul Detlefsen; bottom right is Warner’s designer Ron Strang.

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The renowned Stage 5 Special Effects Department on the Warner Bros lot. I’m a huge admirer of old-time hand lettered movie name credit cards – a skillset all of its own. On many events studio farmed this type of specialty work out to optical houses such as Pacific Title, where illustrators would carefully hand paint the lettering onto either cup or thick artwork card, depending upon the requirement. I really like mattes from the 1940’s, which for me is my favorite period, stylistically speaking. Certainly, the reform was at an all time high in as far as the sheer level of matted scenes coming out of studios during that decade.

Matte artists at Warner Bros at that time included head painter Paul Detlefsen, artists Mario Larrinaga, Chesley Bonestell, Jack Shaw, Vern Taylor, Hans Bartholowsky, and Jack Cosgrove. Matte cinematographer was John Crouse. Director Michael Curtiz was a dab-hand with this sort of macho action and turned out many high quality pictures, mostly for Warner Bros. Curtiz understood the power of the well-integrated matte shot and had not been shy when it came to utilizing the method. A great shot where multiple elements have been mixed for a brief stunt sequence where in fact the professional leaps from a speeding carriage into a deep ravine and river.

The horses and carriage are a genuine live action component, with the distant landscapes being painted and the near foreground rock and roll tree and wall are small elements, as well as the actual railings and bridge. The water is apparently a real, additional component and the falling actor I think has been doubled in up to now another element. Edwin DuPar was Warner’s very long time visual effects cameraman whose profession with this studio room dated way back to 1920 under pioneering SFX head Fred Jackman in.

DuPar specialized in every manner of results cinematography, with a particular bent for small shots. It was commonplace throughout the 40’s specifically for studio art directors to design enhanced skies to increase the dramatic narrative on so many pictures. I’m a great admirer of the matte decorated cloud and atmosphere added by matte performers of that period. I just imagine it? Believe it, or not. Simple sky enhancement was something requested by this director.