I worked with Ricky on a short spec scene for my senior thesis project at film school. It was a four minute long action scene that had practical and digital effects, mostly dealing with blood / violence. Ricky was very professional and a big help on set. He was a wizard with makeup and effects, coming up with clever practical ideas that literally on the spot. He was able to successfully create and reuse one of his wound molds for our lead actor and was also there during takes to adjust the makeup when necessary. I've already asked him back to help with the longer version of the film. Highly recommended.