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Re: Making movies

Postby Thorsten » Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:33 am

I wonder though if the inconsistencies of blood color in a scene are more about cameras and monitors involved than the actual color of the prop?


Let's just say you can change the impression a lot in post-production, so it's probably a combination of both - much of what you see in digital-age movies has been color-filtered for mood (sometimes that's depressingly obvious - army faces superior foe - heavily de-saturated colors, almost greyscale, the remaining color palette is blue-shifted to make the scene cold - leader gives rousing speech - colors return and are shifted towards red to give the scene a warm glow).

So if there's blood visible, that'd affect it a lot.
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Re: Making movies

Postby Thorsten » Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:27 pm

So, what's your take on the color?

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Re: Making movies

Postby wlbragg » Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:07 pm

The dark spots on the grass and collar look right to me, the lighter color (majority of the blood) looks a little to orange or light, I guess, but pretty close. I'm used to seeing that darker colored red to almost crimson. I have seen blood close to the lighter color when it is coming from the lung, such as a lung shot animal.
That dark red on the leaf, even the thicker portion that is a little lighter looks spot on in my opinion though.
So why is there such a variation in what were seeing here? Is it the thickness or shadow?
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Re: Making movies

Postby Thorsten » Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:07 pm

So why is there such a variation in what were seeing here? Is it the thickness or shadow?


Time mostly - the stuff gets sticky soon, so we applied some in the beginning when she's still breathing and kept adding as the scene progressed - so the lighter color blood is freshly applied, and if it's aged for 20 minutes it darkens.

It's a home-cooked recipe made from starch, cocoa and some edible red color - I guess there's more sophisticated stuff possible, but for the most part this looked fairly spooky already...
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Re: Making movies

Postby wlbragg » Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:14 pm

It looks good, you might consider letting it dry a bit before shooting if possible. It's nit picking, but that blood that is two toned is perfect in my opinion. I've seen that many, many, times.
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Re: Making movies

Postby Thorsten » Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:00 pm

Teaser for Cliodhna 8 'The Raven' to appear next year - for this I've experimented quite a bit, it's more... art than the others.




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Re: Making movies

Postby F_D2760 » Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:02 pm

Hi,

Great job as usual.

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Re: Making movies

Postby GinGin » Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:50 am

Nice one, more dramatic than previous
I hope we will see the Mordor like Black knight :)
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Re: Making movies

Postby Thorsten » Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:24 am

Nice one, more dramatic than previous
I hope we will see the Mordor like Black knight


Thanks. Yes, the Raven King will feature more prominently in the series later on. :D

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For everyone who's been waiting for the continuation of 'A Sword and His Hero' - here's episode 3. This is a bit darker, as the hero faces not only the first swordfight for life or death but also the moral dilemma coming with it.


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Re: Making movies

Postby Johan G » Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:11 am

Thorsten wrote in Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:24 am:[...] but also the moral dilemma coming with it.

Moral dilemmas can really spice things up, and make a story more interesting (and sometimes frustrating). Great episode. :D
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Re: Making movies

Postby wlbragg » Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:44 pm

I think he should have looted her. Hero's have to make a living too. How do you make a living if your always going around "hero-ing". :)
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Re: Making movies

Postby Thorsten » Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:38 am

Actually it's left open whether he loots her or not - in the end we see him going back to do something, but it's unclear whether he'll take her purse or proceed to bury her (or both). :D
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Re: Making movies

Postby Johan G » Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:10 pm

Ah, a subtle cliff hanger. ;)
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Re: Making movies

Postby Thorsten » Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:34 pm

We needed a few dead bodies on a battlefield for flashback memories. So a few selections of soldier outfit ready, blood on it, and into the mud... (afterwards sauna for everyone...) It''s lots of work for a few seconds which we're going to need in the end, but what can you do?

(Playing in the mud isn't really as much fun as one would expect - in the current weather it's mainly cold...)

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Re: Making movies

Postby GinGin » Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:28 am

The Raven King must have been on this battlefield just before :)
The chainmail looks really nice.

What did you use for the blood ?
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