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dreadland
05-09-2012, 09:25 PM
We are having a problem getting a leg cut off a actor pulled from the crowd and to make it look real i have a table made with a slot cut in it for the real leg of actor to slide in the problem is getting the fake leg in place for us to cut it off any help with this would be great

BrotherMysterio
05-10-2012, 01:22 AM
We are having a problem getting a leg cut off a actor pulled from the crowd and to make it look real i have a table made with a slot cut in it for the real leg of actor to slide in the problem is getting the fake leg in place for us to cut it off any help with this would be great

Sounds like a party at your place!

C.

sean
05-10-2012, 07:11 AM
Bend the knee through the table, cut the back of the pant leg from the knee down. Attached a 4x4 under the cut pant leg with a shoe on the bottom. Windshield washer motor in the shoe to move it back and forth, etc

BrotherMysterio
05-10-2012, 11:56 AM
We are having a problem getting a leg cut off a actor pulled from the crowd and to make it look real i have a table made with a slot cut in it for the real leg of actor to slide in the problem is getting the fake leg in place for us to cut it off any help with this would be great

Did you try this effect last season, and if you did, how did you pull it off?

C.

dreadland
05-10-2012, 01:08 PM
no we have never done this yet we are thinking about doing a rotating fake leg that would rotate when actor moved real leg into table cut out the problem is we are pulling this person from the group but the group dont know that they are a part of the act they will be placed into group at the very begining of haunt then selected at this room to be tired down and leg cut off

HauntedPaws
05-10-2012, 02:43 PM
Put him in away from the audience and they rotate him to face the audience when removing the leg. You can use mirrors to hide the real leg.

Frightener
05-10-2012, 02:44 PM
Man, I think a beheading would be easier.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-OXYUSXUEg

Skip to 3:30 We've thought about doing this one. If you make the audience face the front, you wouldn't have to have a shelled jacket on the victim.
You also don't have to fake the head on the table, just build the guillotine and go from there! If you watch the video, it'll show all the hows and why's.

Dewayne


Your idea sounds cool, but hard to do without planting an op in the crowd. If you did that, any of it's possible. :P

dreadland
05-10-2012, 03:58 PM
im not understanding the mirror idea can you better explain jow to pull this off

BrotherMysterio
05-10-2012, 10:01 PM
im not understanding the mirror idea can you better explain jow to pull this off

A mirror is built into part of the set at a 45 angle, hiding a hidden compartment where your body part is stashed. As you would grab the shill from the audience and "wrestle" him into the particular contraption, in the faux scuffle, the real body part is guided into the hidden compartment, while the fake part is switched in.

That being said, I'm not sure if the skit is a good idea.

C.

Jim Warfield
05-10-2012, 11:28 PM
Chicago style of special effects. You run an ad, hire a person who only has one leg.
I found out about this years ago when I was given a music video by "Dark Theater" in which the lovely maiden steals the Vampire's ring from the bowl of blood, which then withers her hand as her hand leaves the bowl.
"NEAT! How was that done?"
"We ran an ad for a beautiful girl with one messed up hand, and she came to us."

spong8
05-14-2012, 12:27 PM
I'd rather see this style of skit with an actor and not with an actual guest. Things can go wrong and I'd rather have someone who has been trained to deal with things that go wrong and get a little hurt, then someone who is probably genuinely fighting to get super hurt or destroy your prop.

Personally, I like the Guillotine illusions.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHfB5U-M26U

They look the most authentic and don't require a falling board, a special body shell, or anything else to that effect. Just need a person who can do a pushup and a special gaffed blade. All of which can be found in Paul Osborne's book on Halloween Illusions.

BrotherMysterio
05-14-2012, 12:53 PM
I'd rather see this style of skit with an actor and not with an actual guest.

It's meant to be done with an actor made-up to look like a guest . . . or at least that's what we were led to believe by the OP.

C.

dreadland
05-15-2012, 12:34 PM
thanks for all the input this forum is a very useful tool

Badger
05-15-2012, 12:46 PM
Have you considered hiring an actual person with a missing leg? I have a friend who is a below-the-knee-amputee and she regularly gets hired at haunts and zombie walks for a similar effect. I'm doing a photoshoot with her and an 'axe murderess' in a couple weeks.

BrotherMysterio
05-15-2012, 02:59 PM
Have you considered hiring an actual person with a missing leg? I have a friend who is a below-the-knee-amputee and she regularly gets hired at haunts and zombie walks for a similar effect. I'm doing a photoshoot with her and an 'axe murderess' in a couple weeks.

Turning lemons into lemonade? ;)

C.

Jim Warfield
05-15-2012, 09:29 PM
They worked together in a haunt as the victim and the arm-sawer-offer. After all the screaming and strugglie, the severed arm would be thrown at the guests, hitting the cyclone fencing which kept guests apart from the actors, then the smaller of the two of them ran up to the fence smacking his stub arm against the fence.
He had no arm from the elbow on down.