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tslesicki
08-22-2010, 06:34 AM
Does anybody know what is that black, slimy liquid that goes out of the ballon around 0:47 here http://www.vimeo.com/5640256 and that drips from the girl's hand at 0:26 here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80kOBeMEm2I ? Any ideas how to make something like that? :)

Thanks in advance!

T.

tslesicki
08-22-2010, 10:46 AM
Another example here, this time it's from the newest Bond (Quantum of Solace):
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/10/05/article-1068483-02C140B800000578-882_468x314_popup.jpg

J.R. Hudson
08-22-2010, 11:10 AM
First thing that comes to mind ?

Corn Syrup with Black food coloring ?

nosys70
08-22-2010, 11:10 PM
BP is giving tons of it for free.....

tslesicki
08-23-2010, 12:14 AM
BP is giving tons of it for free.....

Great, but I don't want to harm my actors, right? ;)


First thing that comes to mind ?

Corn Syrup with Black food coloring ?

Thank you, I will try that :)

Also, I know what I want to fake - it's OIL :D

All ideas are highly appreciated! :)

T.

paulears
08-23-2010, 01:37 AM
Been done in pop videos quite a bit. Black treacle. No harmful reactions, but horrible stuff. see here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJpjbIR4yuA&feature=search

Sad Max
08-23-2010, 03:33 PM
Dark molasses (which might be the same thing as treacle...) might work for you...

tslesicki
08-24-2010, 01:54 AM
Thank you for the replies. However, I'm not sure if these products are available in Poland... Any idea how can I make fake oil using more common ingredients?

jmoschner
08-24-2010, 02:25 AM
for a tar like liquid mix .5kg sugar, 2L cola (coke, pepsi, etc.), .5L dark corn syrup. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. When just about to the right consistency remove from heat and let cool to room temp.

It may take a little practice to fine tune the thickness of the liquid. If the color is too light add instant coffee grounds to the cola and let them dissolve before bringing to a boil.


Edit: the other option if you are so inclined is to simply use black latex paint, like that from a hardware store. It is not as safe as a sugar based solution, but can give nice results and will wash/peel off the talent without too much fuss.

tslesicki
08-24-2010, 06:39 AM
for a tar like liquid mix .5kg sugar, 2L cola (coke, pepsi, etc.), .5L dark corn syrup. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. When just about to the right consistency remove from heat and let cool to room temp.

It may take a little practice to fine tune the thickness of the liquid. If the color is too light add instant coffee grounds to the cola and let them dissolve before bringing to a boil.


Edit: the other option if you are so inclined is to simply use black latex paint, like that from a hardware store. It is not as safe as a sugar based solution, but can give nice results and will wash/peel off the talent without too much fuss.

Thank you, seems like what I'm looking for!

Sad Max
08-24-2010, 06:56 AM
Just be damned careful handling it while it's hot. That's a recipe for sweet, sweet napalm...

...the black finger paint you can find at Michael's etc, designed for schoolkids is worth checking out too. It's water soluble and (for obvious reasons) non-toxic.