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Old May 13th, 2005, 07:43 AM   #1
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Intestine shot ideas

I'm shooting a film tommorow and we have all of the special effects shots worked out except for one. There's a shot of a werewolf over a body eating the intestines out. You don't see straight down to the body so it doesn't need to look like there's a cavity. Some people have suggested filling condoms with some blood like mixture but that doesn't seem like it'd be long enough. If any one can help it'd be appreciated.
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Old May 13th, 2005, 08:15 AM   #2
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Use intestines...


Seriously. Ask a real butcher where you can get "sausage casings"... don't forget that sausages are made of stuffed intestines. Fill the cassings with with jello.

(Yeah, I worked on the set of "Dawn of the Dead")
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Old May 13th, 2005, 08:55 AM   #3
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Ahhh- you may want to thoroughly clean and cook that stuff first. Being from Minnesota, and sausage making being a family tradition ya know.

As with any meat product- refridgerate.

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Old May 27th, 2005, 05:45 PM   #4
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Heres a decent one..

Take a pair of pantyhose and cut off both legs. Use a sewing machine or glue gun to make a seam all the way up the middle of each leg (don't make the seam very even). Cut off unneeded halves and turn the others inside out. Fill with cotton or cut up cotton cloth. Twist at random places and make a few stitches to make them look more realistic. Soak in fake blood and let them hang from torn shirt or zombie costume!

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Old May 28th, 2005, 08:43 AM   #5
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I spent a week on "Day of the Dead" (I don't know why I listed "dawn" in the previous post.) assisting my good friend and jousting partner Taso Stavrakis. He was stunt co-ordinator and also played "Tores" in the film. (No, I am not credited.)

Tom Savini is an amazing guy, as is Romero. I learned more 'tricks' on that set in ten minutes than I can list.
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Old May 29th, 2005, 06:13 PM   #6
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Tom Savini and Dick Smith put out some videos and books in 1989 that, as a 13 year old, I devoured and helped me get into filmmaking (and horror makeup). Oh, man, those are the days of using real cow guts to get the shot!

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Old June 10th, 2005, 05:15 PM   #7
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Hasn't anyone here heard of chitlins? You can get them at most grocery stores througout the south. Defrost, clean, or not. Oh the smell.....

See if you can get the manufactured skins that are more prevalent when making sausages anymore. Realistic and can be filled with anything.
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I spent a week on "Day of the Dead" (I don't know why I listed "dawn" in the previous post.) assisting my good friend and jousting partner Taso Stavrakis. He was stunt co-ordinator and also played "Tores" in the film. (No, I am not credited.)

Tom Savini is an amazing guy, as is Romero. I learned more 'tricks' on that set in ten minutes than I can list.
I have one of Tom Savini's books on horror film fx techniques. Clever stuff and a good read as well.

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Old June 10th, 2005, 06:31 PM   #9
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Greg,

I have the book and video, Grande Illusions, that I bought in Nov. 1989, along with the Dick Smith book and video. Honestly, I have NO idea where the books are, but the videos just popped up as I was cleaning. Those books and videos launched my film career!

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Old June 10th, 2005, 07:51 PM   #10
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I got Tom Savinni to autograph my copy of Grande Illusions while I was on the set of "Day". Watching him work was really amazing. He gave me a set of Zombie teeth, I loaned them to a friend one halloween... and , uh yeah, he 'lost' them. Bummer.

Still, I have some great memories of watching Taso's head getting ripped off while I stood off camera eating a sandwhich.
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