Last week the tragedy came over the rust filming, the Western starring and produced by Alec Bardwin.
The actor opened a weapon, which should have been loaded with ammunition of Fogueus, when he fired in the direction of the photo director, Halyna Hutchins and the director Joel Souza.
The shot killed Hutchins and wounded Souza, causing a tremendous consternation all over the world and throwing the air a question that has been hanging around the film industry: Are real weapons needed in the filming sets?
During the weekend, a request arrived at Change.org a request for the industry to establish the prohibition of real arms in the shooting, request that at the time of writing these lines has more than 61,000 signatories.
The debate has also been initiated so that the different states establish strong legislation against the use of weapons in the Sets, starting with California.
But we can not forget that, unfortunately, it is not the first similar accident that happens on a set of filming, and there are few who remember the similar case that suffered Brandom Lee on the shoot of El Cuervo.
In the filming of the film of the 90, Lee, son of the legendary Bruce Lee, received a bullet impact from a Weather Weapon who should also have been loaded with ammunition of Fogueus, but containing lethal ammunition.
Perhaps now, because of the impact of social networks, this new tragedy has made criticism and petitions light the debate.
We at Hobby Consoles Let s Analyze the two points of view, both those who defend the use of real arms in the shooting, and those who claim their prohibition.
the unnecessary that are real weapons in the CGI era
A question that many have thrown at the moment when the tragedy of the shooting of Rust was known was What a real weapon was doing in a shoot, and in the hands of an actor.
Most highlights the fact that in an era where computer generated images are capable of giving life to dragons, as in game of thrones or shang-chi and the legend of the ten rings, making the effects of shots should Be of the simplest.
That same appreciation is sharing filmmakers and filmmakers by the network. Erik Kripke, the creator of The Boys, was committed to never use real or fogue ammunition on the filming set.
Someone Hurt or Killed on MY Set is my Worst Nightmare. Sending Love to Halyna Hutchins Family, @Jensenackles, Cast & Crew of Rust. I m so sorry. In Her Memory, to Simple, Easy Pledge: No More Guns With Blanks on Any of My Sets Ever. We ll use VFX Muzzle flashes. Who s with me?
- Eric Kripke (@therealkripke) October 22, 2021
KRIPKE The tragedy touches close, since one of the protagonists of Rust, Jensen Ackles, is part of the cast of the third season of The Boys.
Another filmmaker that points out the unnecessary weapons in the shooting is Craig Zobel, Mare of Easttown Showrunner, the thriller of HBO starring Kate Winslet.
Zobel points out that all the shots that are seen in Mare of Easttown are completely digital, emphasizing the unnecessary risk that involves having real weapons in a filming set.
There s No Reason to Have Guns Loaded with Blanks or Anything on Set Anymore. Should Just Be Fully Outlawed. There s computers now. The Gunshots on Mare of Easttown Are All Digital. You can probably tell, but who cares? It s an unnecessary risk. https://t.co/pvwjp766ey
- Craig Zobel (@craigzobel) October 22, 2021
Although it is true that most cases have no fatal consequences, as it has been the Rust tragedy and the death of hayna Hutchins, arms-related accidents are unfortunately common.
There are not strange weapon cases fired by error, material breaks or mild wounds after a weapon was accidentally fired.
On the other hand, it is important to emphasize that a filming, with rushes, nerves and stress that is accumulated, is not the most advisable place to have weapons with real ammunition.
Tradition, economy and realism in front of the digital
We go on the other side of the table to study the opposite point of view on the use of real arms in film and television shooting.
First of all, and because we have previously forgotten to quote it, we have to point out that whenever there are real weapons in a set of filming there is an armor specialist in production.
This person is responsible for guarding and carrying the weapons, and on the person of it falls on the greatest responsibility for the improper or accidental use of arms.
Through NBC News we know the statements of Anna Halberg, producer of science fiction projects and some large-scale films.
Halberg defends the use of real weapons in the filming sets arguing, mainly, the budgetary savings and time involving against the CGI.
The production company explains that not all productions have Marvel s mass budgets to allocate the CGI, and that many films and series go to counterreloj, especially those destined to television.
The publication also recalls the words of Dave Brown, filmmaker and arms instructor, which in 2019 said that
Brown s words refer, among other things, to the actors reaction to tightening the trigger and feeling the shot, from the recoil to the detonation itself.
Preferences for verisimilitude in a film production or television is something very important for the filmmakers, and it is a factor that usually defend at all costs.
In most countries, this debate would have lasted one day, giving up with the ban on arms at legislative level, but most you know that One of the most controversial issues in the North American country is precisely the control of weapons.
It is very likely that the industry sees substantial changes in the medium term on this topic, especially for the impact that this type of situations has in the insurers, but also because the value of a human life should always prevail on how well it Be a shot on the screen.