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make my own stock footage?

Posted: Fri, 8th Jun 2007, 11:21am

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Dorl

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Im in need of stock footage for blood effects but im too young to buy the good one's and I was wondering if it would be possible to create my own stock footage of blood? I have alot of fake blood but im not sure how it would work if I filmed it against a black backround, wouldnt the blood be really hard to see since it all has to be black? I can understand the explosion's showing up since it illuminates the area but I dont see how the blood would work.
Posted: Fri, 8th Jun 2007, 12:37pm

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Simon K Jones

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Not done it myself, but I imagine the way to do it is to light your subject (ie, the blood) separately to the background. So you can illuminate the blood, without casting light on the background.
Posted: Fri, 8th Jun 2007, 1:18pm

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SketchWork

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or you can shoot your footage against a white background and use lighting to get rid of any shadows and then use a key grade to key out the white/lighter areas of your footage.

Try a few tests.
Posted: Fri, 8th Jun 2007, 1:53pm

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Dorl

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thanks, i'll give both of those a try.
Posted: Fri, 8th Jun 2007, 2:31pm

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Axeman

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Or, if you are dealing with fake blood already, just film it as a practical effect within the scene.