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Morrisons - 13-May-2010

I’m sure many of you have seen the latest Morrison’s commercial showing Top Gear’s Richard Hammond pushing his shopping trolley through various¬† rural locations. We werent involved in every scene but the one scene we did work on is the part where he’s in the rain pulling his trolley across a cattle grid. That 10 seconds of footage took all day to film and for us, ...more

Filed under: General,Rain SFX,Random — Tags: , , , — Wayne Bennett @ 9:28 am

Where have we been?? - 14-Apr-2010

Well, it’s been many months since we’ve posted a blog and we noticed it looks like we’ve been quiet and not done any work, which i can assure you is not the case. We’ve been busy with many TV productions and commercials since our last blog and my aim now is to try and remember what we’ve worked on and write a little about each project. So hopefully over the ...more

Filed under: General,Random — Wayne Bennett @ 2:15 pm

Hollyoaks – Claires return - 21-May-2009

The big fire scene we worked on for Hollyoaks will be shown during the week commencing Monday 25th May 2009. ¬† Once it’s aired I’ll go into a little more detail as to how we achieved some of the effects.

Filed under: General — Tags: , — Wayne Bennett @ 2:07 pm

Virgin Trains - 21-May-2009

The New Virgin Trains ad is now being aired. We worked on the ad a few weeks ago over two days. The 1st effect was the large bonfire seen in the background during Becky’s ad. As she looks out the window there are a few “hunky” guys working in a field with a large bonfire burning away to the right. Usual stuff really, Gas fed bonfire that can be ignited and ex ...more

Filed under: Fire & Smoke,General,Mechanical SFX,Random,Wind SFX — Tags: — Wayne Bennett @ 1:30 pm

Hollyoaks - 11-Apr-2009

“I’ve never worked as hard in my life as I have this week”. That was the comment made by Jonathan on Thursday evening after his involvement in his first major SFX job. I have to admit, I found it hard work myself, but then again I am used to it. Darren, Andy, Steve, Jonathan and I have been at Hollyoaks all week working on an episode involving lots of fire and collapsing stair ...more

Filed under: Explosion SFX,Fire & Smoke,Random — Wayne Bennett @ 7:51 am

Week ending 3/4/09 - 30-Mar-2009

The Bookies Fire episode for Corrie is being aired this week and we’re all looking forward to seeing the final cut. The scenes involving our effects were filmed over 4 days about a month ago. Some great pictures and footage were available on ITV.com prior to the episode being aired which was good. I was interviewed at one point so that might end up on ITV’s website. ...more

Filed under: Explosion SFX,Fire & Smoke,General,Random — Tags: , , , , — Wayne Bennett @ 11:04 am