DIY Filmmaking: Make Your Own Props & Special FX – Part 1 “BLOOD”

In a previous “DIY Filmmaking” post, I highlighted several great websites like Indy Mogul and Instructables.com. Both provide very useful tutorials for “diy” filmmaking equipment projects. I’ve included several more links from them in this post. They are a great resource for making your own props and special effects. I’ve also discovered several others that cover this topic. In fact, I found so many that I had to split this post into two parts.

For Part 1, my list of sites with DIY Props & Special Effects will cover “Blood” and all the filmmaking special effects that relates to it.

BLOOD

Almost every film uses some kind of blood effect. Be it a simple abrasion or nosebleed; an action flick with shoot ’em up gun-shot scenes or a full on horror slasher film. They all have to produce blood FX in some degree.

Gun Shot FX:

Indy Mogul has a good ‘diy’ gun-shot squib tutorial titled, “How To Make A Blood Shooter.” There is also a video demonstration which was their pilot episode (“Blood-squirting gunshot effect for just $15”) for their series, Backyard FX. Curbly.com has both parts combined.

Instructables.com“Hollywood Gunshot Blood Effect!”

Exposure.co.uk“Blood & Bullets for No-Budget movies” (How to make compressed gas bullet hits); alt link via panzercorps.com

eHow.com“How to Make Fake Blood Squibs for Film, Television and Stage Productions”

MicroFilmmaker“Create a Hollywood Style Gunshot Wound” and “Creating Bullet Hits with Paintball Shots”

– Videos on YouTube and MetaCafe“How to make a bullet hit” by LensCapProductions and “Squib Videos”

“Squibs” article by The Spatula Tzar

Make-Up:

“How to Make Fake Gunshot Wounds”(eHow.com)


“Get A Movie Make-Up Kit” (Storm Force Pictures)

“A Make-Up Guide” by Graham Holt

“Fake Bruising”(Gearbox)

“Makeup for Beginners: A Video Guide”(Web Video Universe)

Instructables.com has two: “How to Make Someone Look Beat-up” & “Theater Effects: Lacerations”

Cuts & Lacerations FX:

“Almost-free Squirting Blood Effect”(Instructables.com)

“Fake Blood Hack” by DIY Life shows a very cool effect you can do with chemical reaction making a blood cut. See the video below:

How To Make Blood Appear In Body Without Any Wound!!Funny videos are here

Fake Blood Recipes:

“How To: Make Fake Blood” ( 5 Blood Recipes) – (Storm force Pictures)

“Got Blood?”(halloweenonlinemagazine.com)

“Eejit’s Guide to Blood” (Exposure.co.uk)

“No-Cook Edible Fake Blood for Mouth Wounds”(MicroFilmmaker)

“No-Cook Edible Fake Blood for mouth wounds, etc.”(Instructables.com)

“Fake Blood”(Everything2.com)

Coming Soon – “DIY Filmmaking: Make Your Own Props & Special FX – Part 2″…


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  • billbigsby57

    Prohdrentals has a youtube channel that has tips for production http://www.prohdrental.com is their website and prohdrentals is the channel on youtube hope that helps. : )

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