Yesterday, my friend Andre Givogue an I filmed the last 2 inserts for our short film Zombie Jitsu. These inserts included a cool special effects shot where we got a stab a Zombie through the chest.
In order to achieve this effect, we constructed a prop torso in which we placed a blood pack. As the spear travels through the prop, it pierces the blood pack and releases the fake blood.
Note: To achieve the fake blood, we used a mix of corn syrup, water, lots of red food colouring and just a few drops of green colourful to darken the blood recipe.
Fortunately, we were pleased with the very first shot and found no need to reset the shot (good thing too, because setup took over 1 hour!)
Check out this production video:
Zombie are here!
And they’re going to learn Jiu-Jitsu?
(Little Matrix reference.. hope you picked up on that!)
We’re at it again! This time we’re taking our martial arts action film genre and combining it with the good old Zombie Movie genre. What does that give us: Zombie Jitsu! These are not you’re run of the mill, plain vanilla Zombies, no no, these are highly trained ninja-like Zombies.. They’ll kick your ass ten times before you hit the ground, then they’ll eat your brains! lol
So the project is just in development stage right now and we need YOUR support to get it off the ground. We need a little help to make this the greatest action-horror zombie short film ever! Please check out our funding campaign here.
If you can’t contribute.. that’s cool, we understand but what you can do is spread the word! Send this link to all your Facebook friends, your Twitter followers, etc..
So on Monday September 10th, GoDaddy had a massive system wide crash! It was pretty bad! Everything (including their own godaddy.com website) was down! Apparently it wasn’t a hack, just a crash but who knows!
Anyways, as all of my websites are hosted on GoDaddy, this was bad! To make things worse, as soon as the service came back on, one of my websites got hacked and the malware spread to ALL websites on my server! …just great :S
This malware was rewriting htaccess files to redirect incoming traffic to malicious sites (fortunately, google caught it and was redirecting back to google.com. This was good to protect my website’s visitors but not good for me since all traffic to my sites was redirected to Google :S
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