Blank Guns Question

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Grimm
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Noob here:P

I been looking into buying some Blank Guns for some short movies I want to make. Seems to be a law though that all the barrels of the guns must be plugged. So I am wondering, does fire or flash still come out of the front of the gun when it is fired? Or does the plug completely stop that? And if fire does not come out, is there some way to circumvent the plug so that fire does come out? Or some technique to make it look like fire is coming out the front of the gun?

Sorry, I just feel that effect is pretty important.

Thanks:)

foxvideo
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The flash/bang comes out the side using the case eject port. Any modifications will make the gun an illegal firearm and subject you to severe penalties.

Most stuff is done post production.

Where are you based? You'll need to be a bit more "open" on this forum with those type of questions if you want help/advice (location, email etc).

Should've added I been involved in several productions where blanks have been involved, some we managed to use the bang on set, others we had to post dub the bang/flash, in all cases it took a lot of setting up with authorities even on private property to avoid the ARV boy's turning up mob handed!

Dave Farrants Fox Video Editing

Grimm
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Thanks for your quick reply.

Lets see...
Email: thend_666@hotmail.com

I am just a young guy trying to get some experience under my belt before going off to school for film. Currently living in Hawaii.

If most/all of the muzzle flash (is that the correct term?) is done post production...could it be added in via adobe premiere? Is there any link you could give that would give me a general idea of how to do something like this?

I really appreciate the support. Thanks.

foxvideo
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Premiere is fine, any package that supports adding effects with alpha channels will work.

Artbeats produce some very good "gunflash" cdroms although expensive, you might be able to find some samples to play with on their website.

Otherwise a google search on "adding gunshots(flashes) in post production" brings up hundreds of examples of how it's done.

Other packages are available just for gun flash type effects, Aura DV was given away free here in the UK a couple of years ago, not sure where the progam is at now but have a look to see if you can find any info.

Dave Farrants Fox Video Editing

Grimm
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Thanks a lot, you have been a huge help and will be credited in my movie:P