Are movie-style practical special effects questions appropriate for Arts & Crafts SE? I mean like questions about how to make realistic-looking blood, how to make a face-melting special effect, etc.

  • Good question. By "practical" special effects, I assume you mean actual physical implementation, as opposed to CGI or digital?
    – Erica Mod
    May 28 '17 at 12:12
  • Yes, "practical" is a term of art, meaning exactly what you have deduced.
    – user151841
    May 28 '17 at 14:23
  • Considering that SFxMU is on topic (or has been so far) I'm not sure why this wouldn't be... Note that "how to make realistic blood" itself would be off topic because it's asking for a "how to"... You could certainly say "Here is my method for making blood - how can I improve the texture/color/etc"... if that makes sense.
    – Catija StaffMod
    May 29 '17 at 22:31
  • @Catija what is SFxMU?
    – user151841
    May 30 '17 at 2:48
  • ... special effects makeup
    – Catija StaffMod
    May 30 '17 at 3:18

There hasn't been a definitive answer yet, so allow me.

I would say yes. There's nothing about making special effects or even props to me that would seem to be off-topic. They're specific applications of both art and craft. They would be both interesting and be answerable by experts with experience in the relevant fields.

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