EFFECTS and Exploding Special
Effects require a combination of both technical experience
and r & d experimentation. The right choices of materials
and processes bring the right unique qualities together and
make this magic work.
Shattering effects usually involve molding the objects to
be shattered and creating lifelike, hollow replicas of them
in resins, urethanes, waxes, sugar glass, plasters or aggregate
combinations. These highly realistic replicas can then be
shattered utilizing a variety of techniques: pyrotechnic charges,
shock waves, air mortars, projectiles, hammers, rake pulls,
dry ice, balloons, piece-by-piece wire pull composites, pre-scoring,
computer graphic animations and simply dropping.
With the use hazardous processes like explosives, flammable
gases, chemicals and air cannons, safety is always first priority
and should never be compromised to achieve an effect.