The “Book of Blood” is the latest story from Clive Barker to be adapted as a movie, this time directed by John Harrison. The horror story features a young college student who appears to be channeling messages from the dead.We worked on this movie as a small team of 5 persons and did 21 shots in little less than two months. Our job consisted in doing dozens of Dragonflies, a blood fountain, and an effect that couldn’t be done in prosthetics, an invisible clamp on Mary’s mouth.The blood fountain scene features a group of dancing ghosts girls that can only be seen when covered with blood. The dragonflies scene is a key point in the movie’s narration as it shows the moment when Mary understands the secret of the house.
The “Clamp on the mouth” scene had to display an invisible ghost grabing Mary’s mouth, so she would pay attention to the words written on the walls.The 3D job required extensive particle setup for the dragonflies, fluids simulation for the blood fountain and facial tracking as well as delicate compositing for the clamp on the mouth.
Joaquim Montserrat – VFX Supervisor
Julien Vanhoenacker – Senior VFX Artist
Alejandro Garcia – Senior VFX Artist
Yves d’Incau – Senior VFX Artist
Pichaya Popanyasak – Senior VFX Artist