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(Slate)   Choosing the right brand of fake blood for a movie is a surprisingly complex chore: there's chocolate syrup blood, peanut butter blood, alcohol-based blood, CGI blood, and, if you're Quentin Tarantino, hundreds and hundreds of gallons of blood   (slate.com) divider line 60
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2013-10-22 04:16:34 PM
Wouldn't Quentin Tarantino's be the alcohol-based blood?
 
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2013-10-22 05:16:04 PM

Bareefer Obonghit: Wouldn't Quentin Tarantino's be the alcohol-based blood?


That would be his own blood, but there would not be anywhere near enough to use in one of his movies.
 
2013-10-22 05:49:55 PM
 
2013-10-22 06:01:10 PM
CGI blood continues to look painfully fake. Please stop using it.
 
2013-10-22 06:17:42 PM
Was reading an article about the new "Carrie" that said they had to film the blood drop scene quickly because they were afraid the fake blood would permanently stain her hair.
 
2013-10-22 06:21:16 PM
Best fake blood that I have ever seen was used by Skinny Puppy circa mid 90's . Ogre was very happy with his recipe.
 
2013-10-22 06:36:28 PM
And that blood's so real, because you just can't fake it!
www.slate.com
And that blood's so real, because you just can't fake it!

/And that bloooooooooood...
//And that blooooooooooood...
 
2013-10-22 06:39:02 PM

alienated: Best fake blood that I have ever seen was used by Skinny Puppy circa mid 90's . Ogre was very happy with his recipe.


Didn't he have the same recipe used in Repo?

/GWAR had some good thick stuff on stage.. not the crap the crowd was sprayed down with.

//Find a nearby haunted house that doesn't use up their makeup artist in one year. They'll usually share their recipe that you can tailor to suit your needs. (Stick-ability v/s ease of removal v/s staining potential)
 
2013-10-22 06:42:07 PM

Shadow Blasko: alienated: Best fake blood that I have ever seen was used by Skinny Puppy circa mid 90's . Ogre was very happy with his recipe.

Didn't he have the same recipe used in Repo?

/GWAR had some good thick stuff on stage.. not the crap the crowd was sprayed down with.

//Find a nearby haunted house that doesn't use up their makeup artist in one year. They'll usually share their recipe that you can tailor to suit your needs. (Stick-ability v/s ease of removal v/s staining potential)


I read in a Thrasher during the 90's that GWAR uses Gatorade mix.
 
2013-10-22 06:42:07 PM
www.alconeco.com

Always my favorite.
 
2013-10-22 06:46:35 PM

farkingismybusiness: Shadow Blasko: alienated: Best fake blood that I have ever seen was used by Skinny Puppy circa mid 90's . Ogre was very happy with his recipe.

Didn't he have the same recipe used in Repo?

/GWAR had some good thick stuff on stage.. not the crap the crowd was sprayed down with.

//Find a nearby haunted house that doesn't use up their makeup artist in one year. They'll usually share their recipe that you can tailor to suit your needs. (Stick-ability v/s ease of removal v/s staining potential)

I read in a Thrasher during the 90's that GWAR uses Gatorade mix.


The stuff that Slymenstra was slinging was really thin, but they were shooting that about 75 feet into the back of the audience. The "spit blood" and jizz shots were thicker and more cohesive. Probably corn starch added to some hot water.


/That was a fun post to type.
 
2013-10-22 06:54:44 PM
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/hot
 
2013-10-22 07:01:01 PM
I crewed on a low-budget zombie flick a few years ago. SPFX crew was mixing (IIRC) one bottle Karo corn syrup, plus one bottle chocolate syrup, plus one bottle "letterbox red" food colouring. It was edible, but the chocolate caused permanent stains on clothes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROdI1SWb7ns

In the six days I was involved, we used 100 litres of the stuff. We advertised at the local school for extras, and dozens turned up ("wear old and ratty clothes), and we put them through a production line to get them ready. First was mud, then we threw dirt at them, then we had to decorate them with the fake blood. One of the featured extras doing the blood would flick it over them, then he had to ask the girls "would you mind smearing a couple of handfuls of this stuff over your chest?" and then he had to watch them do it, poor b@stard.

/CSB
 
2013-10-22 07:03:19 PM
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2013-10-22 07:04:08 PM

fusillade762: Was reading an article about the new "Carrie" that said they had to film the blood drop scene quickly because they were afraid the fake blood would permanently stain her hair.


How exactly?

ol' gormsby: I crewed on a low-budget zombie flick a few years ago. SPFX crew was mixing (IIRC) one bottle Karo corn syrup, plus one bottle chocolate syrup, plus one bottle "letterbox red" food colouring. It was edible, but the chocolate caused permanent stains on clothes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROdI1SWb7ns

In the six days I was involved, we used 100 litres of the stuff. We advertised at the local school for extras, and dozens turned up ("wear old and ratty clothes), and we put them through a production line to get them ready. First was mud, then we threw dirt at them, then we had to decorate them with the fake blood. One of the featured extras doing the blood would flick it over them, then he had to ask the girls "would you mind smearing a couple of handfuls of this stuff over your chest?" and then he had to watch them do it, poor b@stard.

/CSB


Ah yes the old Karo syrup.  As Bruce Campbell would say, 10,000 flies can't be wrong.
 
2013-10-22 07:04:09 PM
I say you use Kensington Gore or nothing!
 
2013-10-22 07:07:55 PM
Even better - a friend and I were checking out a props website last night. It comes in Arterial, Vein, Thick, etc too. They really have thought of everything...
 
2013-10-22 07:12:14 PM
The blood splatters (say when a walker gets a spike in the skull) in The Walking Dead always look like powder spraying to me. I assume its CGI, yet it looks like powder. Anyone else think this?
 
2013-10-22 07:14:40 PM

zerkalo: The blood splatters (say when a walker gets a spike in the skull) in The Walking Dead always look like powder spraying to me. I assume its CGI, yet it looks like powder. Anyone else think this?


I think a lot of it is CG.  Darryls crossbow bolts are all digital so I'd imagine most of the blood spray from bullets is as well.  I will, however, tip my hat to the FX guys when it's time for a good old skull stomp or intestine bungee jump.
 
2013-10-22 07:15:49 PM

Tyrone Slothrop: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 850x1201]
/hot



lol god damn that movie.

//brimming with blood and weirdness and still managed to be boring. Could have been a half hour shorter.
 
2013-10-22 07:20:56 PM
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Mmmm. Minty.
 
2013-10-22 07:23:16 PM

Flappyhead: fusillade762: Was reading an article about the new "Carrie" that said they had to film the blood drop scene quickly because they were afraid the fake blood would permanently stain her hair.

How exactly?


Dunno. That's just what Chloë Grace Moretz said during the interview.

"We only have, like, four chances to get it right," Moretz says of the infamous scene. "Because that stuff stains your hair."
 
2013-10-22 07:25:13 PM

zerkalo: The blood splatters (say when a walker gets a spike in the skull) in The Walking Dead always look like powder spraying to me. I assume its CGI, yet it looks like powder. Anyone else think this?


hmm.. year old zombie, I'd think that this "blood" would be pretty old by then, coagulated, even dried for the most part, so the liquid would probably be more puss than actual blood.
 
2013-10-22 07:45:39 PM
FTFA: 2 ounces Kodak Photo-Flo (Poisonous)

Uh,no photoflo is basically soap, why the fark would someone just decide to drop that in there?
/why do I keep clicking slate links
 
2013-10-22 07:55:08 PM
Tarrantino had a point with Samurai blood.  Bright, not sticky(always hated slimy/syrupy fake blood, even in cheesy movies).  Sprays like water.

However, when they use bright red transparent blood in more realistic movies, it bugs the shiat out of me.  Blood is dark(not quite fire engine red at any rate) and more along the opaque end, at least when I've seen it.  Never thick in person either, at least when fresh, it's more like milk than corn syrup.(so the nondairy creamer made a lot of sense, opaque-ish and runny)

Thick and chunky is good for zombies and such though, even slimy and sticky, they're rotting and drying.
 
2013-10-22 07:59:25 PM
Maple syrup + red food dye = realistic, edible facsimile

Core out apple, place inside, then take a bite on Halloween night after trick or treating & watch the hysterics a-poppin.
 
2013-10-22 08:07:39 PM

chitownmike: FTFA: 2 ounces Kodak Photo-Flo (Poisonous)

Uh,no photoflo is basically soap, why the fark would someone just decide to drop that in there?
/why do I keep clicking slate links


Uh, no. It's ethylene glycol. It's a wetting agent, and it works by reducing surface tension, preventing liquid from beading up, thus helping it spread like oozing blood. And it's poisonous. Soap will do a similar thing, but not as well as a specific wetting agent.
 
2013-10-22 08:23:38 PM
Hollywood never portrays blood the right way. It isn't clear and syrupy. It behaves more like milk.
 
2013-10-22 08:28:16 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-10-22 08:34:38 PM
www.morbidlyamusing.com
did someone say blood?
 
2013-10-22 08:40:11 PM

fisker: [i.imgur.com image 240x176]


That scene was so utterly unexpected it freaked me out for days.

/very underrated movie
 
2013-10-22 08:43:57 PM
c15065204.r4.cf2.rackcdn.com
 
2013-10-22 08:58:28 PM

chitownmike: FTFA: 2 ounces Kodak Photo-Flo (Poisonous)

Uh,no photoflo is basically soap, why the fark would someone just decide to drop that in there?
/why do I keep clicking slate links


Anticoagulant, so it runs and drips properly.
 
2013-10-22 09:12:08 PM
*clicks article*

*sees Carrie on front page*

*closes article*

Hey!  We just wanted to let you know that Carrie is out!  Watch our goddamn movie!

WATCH IT!
WATCH IT!
WATCH IT!
WATCH IT!
WATCH IT!
WATCH IT!
WATCH IT!
WATCH IT!


/I hate marketing nowadays, trying to keep five steps ahead of the subconscious references
 
2013-10-22 09:26:50 PM
They forgot Stanley Kubrick, who had his blood delivered by the elevator load.

/not the most efficient means of transport.
 
2013-10-22 10:03:59 PM

ol' gormsby: chitownmike: FTFA: 2 ounces Kodak Photo-Flo (Poisonous)

Uh,no photoflo is basically soap, why the fark would someone just decide to drop that in there?
/why do I keep clicking slate links

Uh, no. It's ethylene glycol. It's a wetting agent, and it works by reducing surface tension, preventing liquid from beading up, thus helping it spread like oozing blood. And it's poisonous. Soap will do a similar thing, but not as well as a specific wetting agent.


Well you are close but checking a widely available msds would have kept you from looking dumb
 
2013-10-22 10:06:13 PM

blue_2501: /I hate marketing nowadays, trying to keep five steps ahead of the subconscious references


The problem is: the worse the movie, the harder they push the viral marketing in a desperate hope to recoup their investment.
 
2013-10-22 10:10:13 PM

chitownmike: FTFA: 2 ounces Kodak Photo-Flo (Poisonous)

Uh,no photoflo is basically soap, why the fark would someone just decide to drop that in there?
/why do I keep clicking slate links


psst.. photoflo is like that blue liquid that you put in dishwasher... to prevent water spots.. so it helps break down bond in liquid like the other guys said.

So not soap..

Soap would break down oil and grease, but not water based liquids.
 
2013-10-22 10:13:44 PM

blue_2501: *clicks article*

*sees Carrie on front page*

*closes article*

Hey!  We just wanted to let you know that Carrie is out!  Watch our goddamn movie!

WATCH IT!
WATCH IT!
WATCH IT!
WATCH IT!
WATCH IT!
WATCH IT!
WATCH IT!
WATCH IT!

/I hate marketing nowadays, trying to keep five steps ahead of the subconscious references


But ... but you ... already clicked on ... the page. THE CLICKING IS COMING FROM WITHIN YOUR COMPUTER!

image.funscrape.com
 
2013-10-22 10:15:04 PM

chitownmike: ol' gormsby: chitownmike: FTFA: 2 ounces Kodak Photo-Flo (Poisonous)

Uh,no photoflo is basically soap, why the fark would someone just decide to drop that in there?
/why do I keep clicking slate links

Uh, no. It's ethylene glycol. It's a wetting agent, and it works by reducing surface tension, preventing liquid from beading up, thus helping it spread like oozing blood. And it's poisonous. Soap will do a similar thing, but not as well as a specific wetting agent.

Well you are close but checking a widely available msds would have kept you from looking dumb


The one I checked:
https://www.mso.anu.edu.au/ssowiki/images/Kodak_Photo-Flo_600_-_MSDS .p df

I also used it for many years processing film & paper - y'know, pre-digital photography? Safety briefing and photographic chemistry.

As a matter of interest, which MSDS told you otherwise?
 
2013-10-22 10:37:56 PM
I would be satisfied with someone finally showing 'old blood' as dark brown and congealed.  Half-hour old blood splatter is not bright red.  Or at the very having blood that is not translucent.
 
2013-10-22 10:39:16 PM

ol' gormsby: chitownmike: ol' gormsby: chitownmike: FTFA: 2 ounces Kodak Photo-Flo (Poisonous)

Uh,no photoflo is basically soap, why the fark would someone just decide to drop that in there?
/why do I keep clicking slate links

Uh, no. It's ethylene glycol. It's a wetting agent, and it works by reducing surface tension, preventing liquid from beading up, thus helping it spread like oozing blood. And it's poisonous. Soap will do a similar thing, but not as well as a specific wetting agent.

Well you are close but checking a widely available msds would have kept you from looking dumb

The one I checked:
https://www.mso.anu.edu.au/ssowiki/images/Kodak_Photo-Flo_600_-_MSDS .p df

I also used it for many years processing film & paper - y'know, pre-digital photography? Safety briefing and photographic chemistry.

As a matter of interest, which MSDS told you otherwise?


The Kodak issued one and half a dozen others that come up if you google "photoflo msds".
 
2013-10-22 10:40:11 PM

thisisyourbrainonFark: But ... but you ... already clicked on ... the page. THE CLICKING IS COMING FROM WITHIN YOUR COMPUTER!


When I'm aware of the subconscious references and they try to make these obvious attempts at marketing over and over again, it just makes me NOT want to watch it even more.  Unfortunately, a majority of the population doesn't get this, so it still generates sales.
 
2013-10-22 10:54:49 PM

chitownmike: ol' gormsby: chitownmike: ol' gormsby: chitownmike: FTFA: 2 ounces Kodak Photo-Flo (Poisonous)

Uh,no photoflo is basically soap, why the fark would someone just decide to drop that in there?
/why do I keep clicking slate links

Uh, no. It's ethylene glycol. It's a wetting agent, and it works by reducing surface tension, preventing liquid from beading up, thus helping it spread like oozing blood. And it's poisonous. Soap will do a similar thing, but not as well as a specific wetting agent.

Well you are close but checking a widely available msds would have kept you from looking dumb

The one I checked:
https://www.mso.anu.edu.au/ssowiki/images/Kodak_Photo-Flo_600_-_MSDS .p df

I also used it for many years processing film & paper - y'know, pre-digital photography? Safety briefing and photographic chemistry.

As a matter of interest, which MSDS told you otherwise?

The Kodak issued one and half a dozen others that come up if you google "photoflo msds".


You mean this one?
http://msds.kodak.com/ehswww/external/result/report.jsp?P_LANGU=E&P_ SY S=8&P_SSN=1441&P_REP=00000000000000000005&P_RES=1810

Or this one (which is propylene glycol):
http://msds.kodak.com/ehswww/external/result/report.jsp?P_LANGU=E&P_ SY S=8&P_SSN=1441&P_REP=00000000000000000007&P_RES=1810

They do advise you to wash it off your skin with soap - but it's not listed in the ingredients. HTH, HAND
 
2013-10-22 11:41:10 PM
I would think the modern American's blood would resemble Bosco.
 
2013-10-22 11:43:48 PM
I had no idea they used Bosco in Psycho. I remember reading years ago that for the shower scene (at least) they soaked a newspaper and the blood running down the drain was just the paper's ink.
 
2013-10-23 12:03:48 AM
Hooters. The place you work when you're too prudish to work in a strip club, but too whorey to work in a normal restaurant.

/What? Was that wrong? Should I not have said that?
 
2013-10-23 12:07:19 AM
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You have to know where to stand!
 
2013-10-23 01:12:30 AM

SomeoneDumb: I had no idea they used Bosco in Psycho. I remember reading years ago that for the shower scene (at least) they soaked a newspaper and the blood running down the drain was just the paper's ink.


A recent QI said it was Bosco, and they're usually not wrong.
 
2013-10-23 01:19:19 AM

ZeroCorpse: Hooters. The place you work when you're too prudish to work in a strip club, but too whorey to work in a normal restaurant.

/What? Was that wrong? Should I not have said that?


Yes, it was wrong, you shouldn't have said this in a blood thread.
 
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