Special and Visual Effects : Gasoline


Why is it that every show I watch whether they are burning down someones house or setting their favorite witch on fire it is obvious that it is just water. Would it be such a big deal to at least try and make it look real.


I wonder why whiskey or any hard liquor in a film pours like water and behaves like water in a glass, when it would be pretty easy to make that liquid really act like liquor.

I asked that question on a technical film board here long ago, and was told that studios didn't think that theatre goers could tell the difference, so filmers use water or colored water.

Re: Gasoline

Colored water would be fine by me, at least make an attempt to be realistic.