1. Tell us a little bit about yourself.
Composite Effects (CFX) is a locally grown company that produces ultra-realistic masks for the Haunt, Theatrical, and Costuming industry, Props and special effects for the film industry as well as high quality museum displays.

2. What are you presenting at the Baton Rouge Mini Maker Faire?

We will be giving a presentation showcasing the high quality masks we provide, discussing their production and use. There may even be a chance to try on a mask yourself!

3. Why is making important to you?
Across all of the industries we cater to making is essential. There is no “how to” book on what we do, but rather depends on a combination of problem solving, critical thinking, and fabrication know how. Every project is new, and while we can use knowledge gained from past experiences we must be able to create and invent our way to our desired goal.

4. What was the first thing you remember making?
My Great Grandfather, and Grandfather were jewelers. When they would watch me as a child I would spend time in their shop. One of the first things I was taught to do was use a Jewelers saw to cut out Abraham Lincoln’s head from a penny with a jeweler’s saw.

5. What have you made that you are most proud of?
Some of our realistic masks are used by burn survivors who were scarred by their accident. It is a wonderful feeling to talk with some of those customers after they have received their masks and hear stories of them once again being able to do simple tasks that I take for granted like shopping for groceries without drawing attention or feeling different.

6. Given an unlimited budget, what would you make?
When I was a kid I either wanted to be an special effects artist or an astronaut, I have always dreamed of traveling into space, so I would probably build spaceships.