Posted: Thu, 3rd Apr 2008, 1:25am
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I have a character pouring gasoline over himself and then lighting a match. How would you do it?
Posted: Thu, 3rd Apr 2008, 2:33am
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It depends on how much you value your actors
On a more serious note:
Stock footage and particle effects would probably be easiest. You could film the actor pouring water over themselves for the gasoline. The rest is up to you
Posted: Thu, 3rd Apr 2008, 7:30am
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I agree, my actor is willing to risk more than I am. A purely cg effect won't be enough, nor will a purely practical one. I'm looking for a combination.
I would prefer something other than water for a gasoline stand-in. Apple juice comes to mind, but how to give it that rainbowey/mother of pearl luster that only gas can give? Backlight through a prism?
Posted: Thu, 3rd Apr 2008, 10:38am
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Cooking oil? But keep all flames etc. away as it is flammable.
Posted: Thu, 3rd Apr 2008, 10:59am
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You might find mixing CG with real flame stock footage you get a really nice effect, I know Sollthar over at NoControl cinema has some fire stockhttp://www.nccinema.ch/eshop.html