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Movie/TV Production DLers: Why are blanks in guns necessary anymore?

Why can’t the sound be edited in after? If there needs to be footage of something getting shot, can’t that be done with special effects?

It just seems that with technological advances, an unloaded gun would do everything you needed.

by Anonymousreply 4October 22, 2021 6:12 PM

Apparently, the kick-back looks fake if you don't use blanks. I doubt most viewers care about this minor detail, save for American gun enthusiasts, which is a demographic I would actively try to avoid catering to if I was a filmmaker.

by Anonymousreply 1October 22, 2021 5:44 PM

A lot of directors do care about verisimilitude, R1. Every time you increase the reliance on CGI, you add more numbness to the movie experience.

by Anonymousreply 2October 22, 2021 6:05 PM

Why cant they use something like a cap gun - a tiny bit of oomph?

by Anonymousreply 3October 22, 2021 6:10 PM

Because a tiny bit of oomph is closer to no oomph than it is the genuine oomph.

by Anonymousreply 4October 22, 2021 6:12 PM
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