Kill Bill or how to keep the rig clean
Posted 03 January 2004 - 05:22 AM
The Blood, and there are Galones and Galones of it sprayed, spladdered and buckets spilled. Larry How did you manage to keep the rig clean, rain gear all the time? Did you used Golf shoes to make sure not to slip? (Sorry just a joke).
A friend of mine and fellow operator had his rig splattered with fake blood a couple of months back, now after seeing it again and the fact that he never cleans his rig, the fake blood started to disolve the platting...
Any Ideas how to protect you and your rig effectivelly?
So far I only got hit by Birddroppings, burning Blackpouder (I strongly advice against it), Monkey shit (Also A chimp has to go sometimes) and the like...
Anyone? No one? Bueller...?
Erwin"Watching way to much Movies lately" Landau, SOC
Posted 03 January 2004 - 06:46 AM
Not just good for rain but for any form of splattering (be it blood, foam, water, fake snow, powder).
If that's not available I'll use a couple of layers of good old fashioned garbage bags (I lost my rain covers for a while so had to resort to this) on both the sled and the arm.
Works great, just make sure it's wrapped tight before heading into the danger zone.
Peace, Ruben "I can't stand the rain, against my window...bringing back sweet memories" Sluijter
Posted 03 January 2004 - 10:58 AM
Another unexpected character of the blood was revealed when I wanted to run up a steep ramp erected alongside the bannister rail that Uma runs up during the fight scene in the House Of Blue Leaves (the main set piece for Volume One). It was just too steep to get good traction on the plywood. I discovered accidently that by walking around in the puddles of blood on the glass dance floor that my shoes temporarily gained a miraculous property of adhesion with almost any surface, so every take was preceded with a walk through some freshly sprayed blood and up the ramp I ran with perfect confidence!! Any delay in slating and I would call out "standby" and make another quick trip through the blood before calling "blood is good...camera ready!" At the end of this shot the trail of bloody footprints up that wooden ramp gave testimony to the efforts that I had made - written in blood...
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Posted 05 January 2004 - 05:11 PM
Shit on by pigeon while shooting Limp Bizkit's "Nookie" video? Check.
SPAT upon IN Sing-Sing Prison while shooting opening sequence of "No Way Home" ? Check.
Ocean water? Check ( to me, the most eggregious insult to gear outside of molten lava is salt water, but that's just me ).
Love Saran Wrap. I used a custom made cover for my old MS Elite, made out of thick clear vinyl slipcover sheeting. Incredible stuff- self stick velcro sticks to it SO well, that one takes great care to apply the velcro in the proper place first time out.
For those with home made or home customized rigs, I heartily suggest this as a good way to go.
Peter Abraham, E.M.T.