>>Lance Anderson: Get the hair, spread it out,
and I’ll use my thumb and just fan it in. Push it into the adhesive. Now, it’s like
laying shingles, you start at the bottom and you work your way up. When you use lace, your
beard is always going to look the same. You do take a chance when you’re laying the beard.
You have to make sure you have a good reference material because you want to make the beard
look the same each time, and that could be something that could interfere with continuity.
You’re always concerned about continuity when you’re working on a film.
I’ve got the first layer of human hair across there and it’s starting to see that there
is a transition you can still make out the darker hair underneath, but you’re starting
to see some variation now. It’s not just one color. A mustache is a good place to put a
lace piece because they’re easy to take off. The person goes to lunch or something, you
can whip it off and they can eat their lunch without having the hair hanging down over
it. When you lay a mustache, you have to get in there with a curling iron like a small
one I said and you have to curl and style it. That thing is hot and you got that right
next to the–they would feel the heat they might move or something like that. It’s a
good place to use a lace piece if you’re going to use one.
If you put a lace beard on, you almost inevitably have to do this on the edges. Hand lay these
edges like this because you want to disguise that lace that’s laying out there in the open.
That’s why you want to learn this technique because putting the lace beard down isn’t
difficult. It’s making it believable and that edge is
probably the most important part. Go ahead and yawn. Okay, now smile, big smile.