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Blood pouring from neck

Posted: Thu, 21st Aug 2003, 2:20pm

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kotram

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Hi ..my very first post ....
I am trying to take a video where a persons holds onto the hais of another person and yanks the head of the body ...I want to achieve the look of blood pouring down from the torn neck ..which is the best plugin to start with ?
thanks
Posted: Thu, 21st Aug 2003, 2:32pm

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owen rixon

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Hello and welcome to alam Dv. Your problem sounds more suited to a physical effect. If your going to have video of someones head being pulled off, then wont you be using an artificial neck for the headless body. If thats the case then you could pour tomato sauce over the top and let it run down. However, if your doing it digitally, Im not aware of any plugins that have blood running down, so you mignt have to ask for a new plugin or paint the blood frame by frame.
Posted: Thu, 21st Aug 2003, 2:39pm

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kotram

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I am planning to do it digitally by masking the rest of the body as the head is lifted up ... over that I will be superimposing the neckless body sitting down ....
I saw some blood plugins ..they are more like "gas" spurts ..
I wanted something to drip from the bottom of the neck ..
thanks anyway for the reply...
Posted: Thu, 21st Aug 2003, 3:02pm

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JohnCarter

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First, do your digital thingie to separate the head from the body.

Then make a dummy with foam that wears the same clothes. Make a neck with some latex you can get at Halloween stores. Add some blood, and use cotton balls and stuff to help give a flesh look to the "severed" portion. In your foam, pass a plastic tube that goes inside a bottle with a cork. The tube has to go all the way down. Make another hole in the cork and pass another tube which is connected to a bicycle air pump. Fill the bottle with "fake blood" diluted with water. Activate pump. You'll have blood splashing all over!
Posted: Fri, 22nd Aug 2003, 9:52am

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Rawree

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You could always film some fake blood

1 cup (250mL) creamy Peanut Butter - they recommend Critic's Choice or Peter Pan
1 qt. (1 L) White Corn Syrup (Cheapest brand you can find - they tend to be thicker)
½ cup (125mL) Non-suds soap (they use LOC Regular, which is only available through Amway - there are alternatives)
1 oz. (30mL) red food color
15 - 17 drops blue food color
Mix the peanut butter with enough corn syrup to make it runny. Add soap and food colors and mix well. Add remaining corn syrup and shake until a good solution is obtained.

Then film some of the blood dribbling down a black sheet of posterboard or something but start it dripping just out of shot at the top. then run this footage through the 'Plugger' and reshape and apply it in AlamDv.