This week in Special Effects class was our last practice before next week's assessment. The assessment is a car accident scenario, so Mo was encouraging us to visualise the injuries we were creating in a realistic mindset - in other words, the injuries have to connect and work together. It wouldn't be realistic to have random injuries dotted over the body, because in a car accident there would be a specific point of impact on a certain side of the body, and is this which we have to try and create. Last week, for example, Mo praised Debbie and myself for creating injuries that had a story behind them and worked together.
I decided this week to create the illusion of a broken bone, because I feel I'm quite confident creating cuts and bruises. I haven't decided what kind of injuries I'll be doing for my assessment yet - more research is required! - but I felt I had to practice something different to give me more options. So I created a broken wrist on my glamorous model, Euan. Here it is, with and without flash:
I was happy with the outcome and Mo said it looked very realistic, so I feel it was a success!
Next week we'll be down in the car park with Police tape and a bucketload of fake blood to create our accident scenario...Stay tuned for the pictures!
Gill :) x