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Creating Artificial Blood for the Film Industry

July 19, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


University of Winnipeg – Asper Centre for Theatre and FilmUntitled

400 Colony St. (at Ellice, entrance on Balmoral), Room 0T23


with Doug Morrow 


During this one-day, hands-on course, participants will learn how artificial blood is used in movies, its components, how it is created, the various applications, different brands, and why making your own is sometimes better. Also to be explored is how artificial blood is applied with respect to costumes, hair, etc.

Theatrical blood or stage blood is anything that is used as a substitute for blood in a theatrical or cinematic performance. For example, in the special effects industry, when an actor being shot or cut, a wide variety of products can be used.


Workshop Details:

  • Introductions, expectations and experience of the participants
  • History of film blood
  • The specific ingredients, mixing, care and storage of blood
  • Mixing blood “paste”
  • Questions & Answers


About the Instructor

With over twenty years experience as a makeup artist in film and television, Doug Morrow has been involved with almost every aspect of creative makeup. From beauty and character to puppets and prosthetics, his love of film keeps his feet firmly planted during those long 18-hour days.  Credits such as Happy Gilmore, The X-Files, Capote, Jumanji, and The Haunting in Connecticut are just a few of the more than 100 film and television projects Morrow has been involved with over the years.




Film Training Manitoba Course Registration Policy 

  • Participants must be 18 years of age or older to register and attend the course.
  • Participants must register in advance of the course. No drop-ins.
  • Registration is on a first come, first served basis – unless otherwise specified. Enrollment may be limited.
  • Registration for all courses, including weekend workshops, must be done between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (except holidays).
  • All registrations must be received and confirmed in-person or by telephone with an FTM staff member during office hours.
  • We do not confirm or accept registrations via email.
  • Payment in full is required to secure a spot in an FTM course.


Course Registration

Registration can be done in one of two ways:

In Person – cash, cheque, VISA and MasterCard, and debit are accepted. (Please make cheques payable to Film Training Manitoba.) Our offices are located at 100 – 62 Albert Street, in Winnipeg’s Exchange District. We are open to the public Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

By Phone – VISA and MasterCard only. Registrations are accepted via the main line at 204-989-9669. *We do not confirm or accept registrations via email.


Cancellation Policy

  • Participants must cancel up to 4 full business days prior to the course start date to receive an 80% refund.
  • No refund will be given to participants who cancel within 4 full business days before the course start date, or if they do not attend the course.
  • Film Training Manitoba reserves the right to cancel, or postpone, any course where a minimum registration level has not been met. Participants registered for a course that is canceled will receive a full refund.


Breaks and refreshments

All course participants are responsible for their own lunch.


July 19, 2014
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Film Training Manitoba


University of Winnipeg
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada + Google Map