Special effects students create gory injuries for practical project

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University Centre Weston Hair, Make-up and Prosthetics for Production degree students have put their special effects skills to the test to create wounds and injuries for a practical assignment.

The artists were only given three hours to create realistic bruises, cuts and burns on models in order to replicate the pressurised conditions of working on a professional production for the stage or screen.

The models were then placed in a number of simulated scenarios to test how Weston College Public Services students would react in terms of major incident management and first aid.

UCW Programme Coordinator Sandy Day said: “What I love about these collaborative activities is the peer evaluation aspect.

“Sharing ideas really helps the special effects students as going through the scenarios with students with differing viewpoints leads to an exciting process and realistic outcomes.”

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