We are about 24 hours away from our first shoot. Tomorrow we will be shooting a scene in which our hero, Philip, is researching ways to end his life on the Internet. It’s been five months since we decided to do this project. Everyone is excited that the production phase of our project is finally here.
The shoot tomorrow will feature the only part of the movie that is gory. The Internet search reveals several ways to whack oneself – including a gunshot to the head, a jumper, and a slit-wrist situation. We have been working on our FX makeup and I think that we just about have it ready to go. Here are our first attempts:
A pint of blood, anyone? We found the recipe on the Internet. The recipe is from the son of the man that created the modern form of movie blood. The consistency is perfect. It runs well.
Our first at tempt at a slit wrist. Not bad for our first try. The cut is a little too jagged for a razor cut and maybe a little two wide. When we do it tomorrow, the cut will be longer and smoother. Maybe even two slits on one wrist (just for good measure).
Brain splatter for the gunshot suicide. If you look closely, you can see hair in the mix. I thought it gave a little more of a “gross out” effect. The three suicide scenes will be stills, which is a shame because the bits and pieces of brain slowly slid down the wall.
Check our blog often as we add more details of the filming of The Exit Bag.