“We’re trying to create a melting flesh effect for the new Tom Cruise movie,” said Richard Graham, visual effects project manager at Framestore, the British company that has helped “Gravity” collect 10 Oscar nominations.
“Golden syrup and chocolate make really good blood if you mix them with lots of red food colouring,” Graham told AFP in an interview at Framestore’s sprawling studios, behind the facade of an ordinary-looking office block in the Soho district of central London.
“We’ve also been blow-torching different cheeses to make them bubble. Burger cheese didn’t work that well because the fat content’s not high enough. Mature English cheddar was a lot better.”
The sticky mess of foodstuffs will appear for only a fleeting moment, grafted digitally onto the actors’ skin, in the forthcoming movie “End of Tomorrow”.
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