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How to make it appear that bullets shoot out of gun props without using Special Effects? Answered

My little brother and I wish to make a film and have people firing guns at each other. These guns will be props for the film and won't shoot real bullets. We need a way to make it seem like the guns are actually shooting but we don't want to get bogged down in special effects.



6 years ago

Simple. Get a gun that fires blanks (or a cap gun that is made to look more realistic.

two options:

1- build an electric switch into the trigger or onto the gun that will detonate a small firecracker in the "target" when you pull the trigger. (obviously only for inanimate objects)

2.- before shooting, make a fake wound on someone with laytex, then cover it with some flesh-tone adhesive bandage and blend it in with make up. then stick a very thin piece of mono filament fishing line to it. At the same time the gun is fired, have someone off-camera yank the string really fast and the piece will fly off, and the wound will be revealed, making it look like a real bullet wound.

Or, just do it all with software.

pant paper towel silver and shoot it out