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Travis Johnson March 25th, 2008 10:11 PM

Way to mimc drug use on film?
 
Odd question I know but one relevant to the story of my new project. In the film we have a junkie that cooks and shoots up heroin. What could be used to mimic the heroin cooking? Often times they show the heroin already boiling so we fix the problem of seeing the freebase process. Any ideas?

Will Mahoney March 28th, 2008 07:00 AM

If you ground sugar into a fine powder it would look like heroin (maybe "dirty" it up with some brown sugar), you should be able to get it to melt while holding a lighter under the spoon. But be careful, obviously, melted sugar will/can catch fire.

Of course, it's probably not any more or less dangerous than the actual heroin you're simulating, but you get my point.

Travis Johnson March 29th, 2008 01:54 PM

Yeah I got ya, thanks. Was talking to a buddy of mine that knows a lot about food and says that sprite might work good as well.

Will Mahoney April 4th, 2008 07:38 AM

Totally, sprite bubbling on a spoon might work. Nice thought.

Shawn McCalip April 5th, 2008 03:17 AM

Try using powdered/confectioner sugar to save yourself the effort of processing the granulated sugar. Or if you're feeling artsy and adventurous, you can always watch Requiem for a Dream to get some ideas. That's the one movie where I could swear Jared Leto was actually shooting up. Disturbing to watch, but definitely effective.

Alan Bradley April 7th, 2008 08:30 AM

that mom hooked on diet pills, watching infomercials still shakes me to the core...that's horror. great flick.

Jason Bowers April 23rd, 2008 10:59 AM

You could always try some actual Heroin, I know people who know a few people;) just kidding. couldn't resist

Niall Chadwick April 25th, 2008 03:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jason Bowers (Post 866085)
You could always try some actual Heroin, I know people who know a few people;) just kidding. couldn't resist

lol

Just means you got to make sure you get the shot on the first take...

The 2nd take would lack the same intensity! :)

Brian Luce May 12th, 2008 03:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jason Bowers (Post 866085)
You could always try some actual Heroin, I know people who know a few people;) just kidding. couldn't resist

Heck it'd probably attract some real A list Hollywood types if they think you've really got the stuff...


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