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    Default Question about doing bloody gunshots for a movie.

    I was going to do this method, the second one in the film riot video:




    However, the problem I have is that you have to pump the pump a few times in order for the blood pack to burst. Where as I cannot get it to sync with the actor's reactions to being shot. I need to be able to sync it exactly, like on the count of three with the actors, and the push of a button pretty much, and pumping the pump is not something that can be done as accurately, cause you don't know quite how many pumps it will take.

    Is there any method of doing this where you can sync it to the actor's reaction exactly?

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    I'm not a doctor, nurse, etc....but I'm not sure that blood spurts exactly at the same nano-second that the victim is hit with a gunshot. So I wouldn't sorry about it.

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    Well basically the actor has to react like the bullet is pushing them back, so the push has to come at the same time the bullet enters though, doesn't it?


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    The magic of editing. Gun shot. Then cut to the actor already falling backward because he's been hit.

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    Well that works for minor characters, but when a major character is shot, I want the audience to feel it, so I don't want to cut where he is already falling, I want the audience to actually feel the hit more with major characters. In most movies, they make a bigger deal and show more when it's major characters.

    Like in a movie like Bonnie and Clyde for example, it wouldn't have been near as dramatic if all of a sudden they were already shot and fell and that was it, if that makes sense.


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    You're over-thinking this. And unless you've got a budget like Bonnie and Clyde, go with what works on a low budget movie, and consider simply hiring an experienced editor.

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    Okay thanks. I'll just put some blood on them with hole in their shirt then, and see what I can get, or something like that. Or I can try the film riot way and time the reaction as best I can, and edit it the best later, if that's better.


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