IT WAS IN THE NOZZLE
It was all in the nozzle! It was when I needed to make bullet hits on children and animals for movies, that I realized I needed to find an alternative to the explosive squibs. They were dangerous and therefore needed permits to be used around children. What can be better to use than the air we breathe? Since I like building and experimenting, I started working on an air powered squib. At first the blood would be all over the place.
That meant the squib sort of worked, but it still didn’t look like a gun shot. I worked night and day to find a solution. The problem was that there was no good way of attaching the squib to the shirt of the actors. Until it hit me like the fake bullets! I couldn’t just tape the tube directly to the shirt, it needed a proper nozzle to both direct the blood effect and to attach better to the shirt. There it was – the smallest piece in the puzzle that made it all possible. Turned out it was all in the nozzle.