Impalement effect

If your productions include things like horror, sci-fi or even suspense movies you’ll probably have the need for an impalement effect at some point in time.  When I hear the word ‘impale’ I think of Vlad the impaler with bodies hanging from poles and so on… but really an impalment is anything that is stuck into the body.  So technically, a splinter is an impalement but we don’t really think of it as such.  So in your movies, some common examples of impalements are knives, poles, trees…basically anything that can go through a human body is game to be an impaled object.  The video above outlines some basic techniques you can use for setting up your own low budget impalement effects.  They demonstrate cutting some things in half, making it look like it’s really