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Special effects and props

20 Feb 2008 20:08 #11711 by JonX
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Hi all,

I wanted to start a quick thread to tie in with a post that I have written on my blog about special effects and props - see http://www.supersexyheroines.com/blog

I don't mean heat vision, transformations, etc.

What I mean is the use of metal bars that look realistic when the girl bends it in half. The dumb bell weights that look really heavy, etc.

I was watching Greatest American Heroine at
and I really liked the way that the metal bar they used (1m 24s) looks real when she twisted it round that guy.

I also like the dumbbells at Powerbeauties:


Really, I'm just asking for some ideas/advice on what sort of materials we could use to make some pretty good looking props for either my SuperSexyHeroines.com comic books, or dare I say it, a little movie?

Any ideas, would be very glad to hear your thoughts.

Jon

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21 Feb 2008 03:12 #11713 by steelknight3000
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I haven't done any research or anything but my guess is the technique involves coating a malleable surface (rubber. plastic etc.) to make it look metallic: reflective or otherwise harder or heavier than it really is.

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07 Mar 2008 19:01 #11844 by gooner
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Hi

I think a car lift would be kool! All you need to show is the back/front wheels off the ground. You could use a trolley jack or axel stands (as in WW). Then you can use your computer skills to get rid of stands, you could place objects in the way or just take photos from different angles.

As for a one handed over the head lift, you would need your computer skills and a friendly garage with a lift.

Hope to see some more gr8 special effects on your site and keep up the gr8 work!

Gooner 8)

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12 Mar 2008 03:22 #11871 by Bully_pup
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It's all in the imagination. Gooner had a great idea, but garage car lifts are indoors. There's not enough room in a garage to get a good wide angle shot.

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