Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Prop Setup - Creating the Blood

During the process of making the blood for our film, we used simple ingredients to help thicken and create a realistic texture. The list below shows what we used for our prop/mise-en-scene setup to be successful:

  • Maple Syrup
  • Red, Blue and Yellow food colouring
  • Corn Flour
  • Hot Water
Experimenting with the colouring enabled us to alternate what we wanted it to look like through a variety of dyes, which was the main reason for attempting different mixtures to find a more realistic look. To ensure it was thick enough to stay on the wall and was able to run smoothly, we used a combination of corn flour and hot water to allow the blood to both look good and slide off of the bricks successfully. In one scene, we had a smear of blood after wiping it from my hand onto the wall, which worked well because it was sticky due to the syrup, again effecting the durability and reliability. The only problem concerning this was keeping the consistency of it, with the same look after making it a second/third time. We felt it worked well, both from the killer's perspective and on the dead body, as part of our mise en scene. The video below shows a similar process we went through to create it.

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