Thursday, March 15, 2007

of blood and rain...

Traditionally blood for film is corn syrup and food coloring. When "Conan the Barbarian" was being filmed they had to mix vodka in the mix to keep the cornsyrup from freezing during the winter fight scenes. Several members of the crew were caught with red tongues when a gallon of the blood went missing.



Well we have a different problem all together. We have continuous rain. We will need to devise a 'blood' that will flow smoothly and mix with the rain while not staining the clothing as paint or food coloring would. Starting Monday the 19th we are doing "BLOOD TESTS". We'll post the results.

5 comments:

Andrew Glazebrook said...

It might be worth checking out Michael's recipe here as they're filming at the moment using fake blood http://ive-seen.blogspot.com/

allen said...

Thanks...bloody good advice...get it...bloody good...BLOODY...okay. Shoot me now. Worst joke of '07.

allen said...

Checked out the site...it's good, but we need to eliminate the syrup...too sticky and it will flow slower than rain...we need to replace the syrup with something else, but the rest of the recipe looks good.

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Allen if you right me a short synopsis of what 'Darkness Aftermath' is about I'll put a post up on my blog and a link to it,and I'll put which ever poster up just mail them over to me when you want.

Michael G Clark said...

Hi, just read the criteria for the blood use. More tricky than I thought. Any syrup or gelatine based blood with food colouring will stain, the only thing I can think of is the old hammer film option of pigs blood.

Any good butcher should have a supply, the things to consider are religious beliefs and 'how gross will this be?' If the blood is fresh and kept in a vacuum flask it will be ok, some warm water should also be added. It needs to be washed out of clothing after though as it will stink.