Tragedy on set: How a gun with blanks can still kill a man
The instructor of the use of firearms explained the danger of blanks, ie blank bullets when they were fired at close range. Although the bullet is not real, it can cause injuries, in this case fatal, with an explosion and hot gas
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After a tragedy like this from the set of the film ‘Rust’ in which Alec Baldwin (68) killed camerawoman Halyna Hutchins (42) and injured director Joel Souz (48), the question arises as to how this could have happened at all.
Although the exact details of this tragedy from the set are not yet known, this is not the first time a similar situation has occurred.
Namely, on a large number of sets, pistols that serve as props are not just plastic versions that are not in function, but real pistols in the service of props. Of course, no real bullets are placed in them, but blanks can also be fatal in some situations. Real guns are used for the credibility of the story.
- Blanks contribute to the authenticity of the scene in ways that cannot be achieved in any other way. If the cameraman wants to paint the story with light and framing, firearms experts are here to introduce the story with drama and excitement, wrote Dave Brown, an instructor, and firearms coordinator, for American Cinematographer.