How Medical Scenes Are Faked For Movies & TV | Movies Insider | Insider

Convincingly recreating medical conditions and procedures for TV goes beyond mere gore. For prosthetic artists, it requires extensive research and an attention to scientific detail to craft the realism of the effect … no matter how outlandish the scenario may be. We visited Vincent Van Dyke Effects in Burbank, California, to find out how the team creates medical effects for autopsies, open-heart surgeries, and more.

An eight-time-Emmy-nominated makeup and prosthetics designer, Vincent Van Dyke has worked on medical shows like “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Private Practice,” “Pure Genius,” “The Resident,” “Code Black,” and “Nip/Tuck,” along with first-responder dramas like “9-1-1” and “Station 19.” The Orange County Sheriff-Coroner’s Department has hired Vincent to make fake autopsy bodies and dummies as training aids — his medical effects are that lifelike.

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  1. Nooooooo….. at 4:48 the small intestines are sooo wrong (they are not a long sausage, it’s all attached to the peritoneum with something called meso (like a thick connective tissue that brings the blood flow. ) it’s white-ish and holds one side of the “sausage” so it can’t twist around itself

    If you have intestines like that it will
    A) die due to lack of oxygen due to missing blood supply
    B) die off due to strangulation within itself and thus lack of oxygen with possible obstruction and maybe perforation (meaning it bursts… meaning big infection)

    So yea…. Not really able to live

    Eh do no filmmakers get this right?? Esp one “specialized” in it

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