Lee Eisenberg answers ‘Job Fair’ questions

Q. Did Ed Helms have a stunt actor for his golf cart mishap? The entire vehicle collapsed. It was great. | ainbow-ray onnection-cay

Lee: That stunt turned out great, I thought. I’m sure this will come as a huge surprise, but we don’t do a lot of stunts on the show so it was pretty nerve-wracking on the set. I mean, if the stunt didn’t cut together, you can’t reshoot it. Again, I think Dave the editor did a great job of making that joke land.

Q. How were Andy’s blisters created? They looked brutally painful. | Locke

Lee: The make-up department created those beautiful blisters. They looked totally real in person. At one point, Ed and I were talking and he just started picking at one. It was gross.

[from tanster: LaVerne Caracuzzi-Milazzo, The Office’s Makeup Department Head, provides some details below.]

LaVerne: We had to do a test for the director and writers first. We had one application a bit more mild than the other. When we did the show and tell, I made absolutely certain as to where the placement of the blisters were to be and also keeping in mind that they had to be pretty severe due to the fact that Andy had hit close to 1,000 balls, I believe is how it was scripted.

Once you do a test, you have a really good estimate as far as how much time the process will take. The process took anywhere between 20-30 minutes, and once the application is done, no washing of the hands.

The materials used were Ben Nye sunburn colors, RCMA scar making material, and acetone. The sunburn colors are applied first and the scar making material is applied over the top.

The scar-making material does not maneuver once it dries, so the key is to maneuver the material with a metal spatula and acetone. You can also use a pair of tweezers to pull at the material to create depth. Keep in mind to powder with a no-color powder between each application.

I hope this helps in the mystery behind the painful blisters!

[from tanster: thanks, LaVerne!]