May 18, 2016 at 6:57PM, Edited May 18, 6:59PM
Practical explosive blood bag solution?
I am producing and directing a short film which involves a shootout scene. Not a Michael Bay type of shootout but something more like a mexican standoff in Reservoir Dogs. So I want every shot to count and I would like to make it bloody and practical. I have read that in Django, Tarantino strapped blood bags with explosives on actors with a metal plate to protect actors, but they still got hurt a little. I am not going for blood fountains, so I thought maybe there is a solution on the market, which is sold for this type of stuff and which is safe. I've seen home-made tutorials, but they are still dangerous, because they are made pretty loosely and I am definitely not making them on my own.
I am aware that the way to go would be to hire a special effects guy, but maybe there is something out there I do not know.