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Greg’s Top 5 Uses of Blood in Film

Today it’s my turn to list my favorite uses of blood in film. I don’t have a preference for the amount of blood used as long as the effect is adding to or progressing the story/character in some way. For me, good blood effects add to the narrative as opposed to being their own spectacle Kill […]

Can I Drink Gravity & Momentum Blood Products?

Dear Greg, Can I drink your blood products? Thanks, Ian, Hi Ian, Our blood products are made from food-grade ingredients and are completely safe to have on the skin / in the mouth. They do have high concentrations of corn syrup and sodium, however, so while swallowing a bit here and there during a mouth […]

Making Blood Capsules for use in the Mouth

Dear Greg, Can Blood Jam be used in capsules for the mouth, or would the syrup better for that? Are both easy to wash out? I’m thinking of the blood jam for packs and capsules, unless you suggest something different. Would love your advice… new territory for me. Best, Steve Hi Steve, Blood Jam can be […]

Vision, Contrast, and Blood Color

One of the major components of vision perception is contrast. Contrast in the visual scene creates the base framework from which the brain builds and layers the image. This means that the higher an object’s contrast to its environment, the easier it will be able to be seen. Many assume that the color red will […]

Emotional Contagion Review

By Elaine Hatfield, John T. Caccioppo, and Richard Rapson Have you ever noticed that some people are able to “infect” others with their emotions? Some can make a whole room melancholy, others have a catching laugh. People can be uplifting by just being present and others can extremely dispiriting. Emotional Contagion explores the scientific explanations […]

Knife Fights

Not all knife fights involve two people with a knife. In fact, most knife fights have only one person with a knife. For stage, both people having a weapon adds tension and makes things interesting. In reality, someone who knows how to use a knife knows that it is extremely rare to escape without getting […]

Breathe or Die

There are many things that will keep you safe while performing stage combat. The most important is breathing. This may sound elementary, but pay attention to your breath the next time you are in a stage fight. In our attempts to add tension or to focus on parts where we are unsure we direct energy […]

Mind Over Body

The body is an extremely loyal and obedient tool of the mind. Whatever you think or imagine, the body does its best to fulfill. It has no other choice. The individual muscles, organs, bones, etc don’t have the capacity to think. They can only move when told to do so. Many imagine this to only […]