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The dog ate my homework - 15-Apr-2010

Having just had a visit from our web designers who also do all the other “techy stuff” to make sure it appears on Google, we have been well and truly told off. Being old (that is over 40) I’m still under the misapprehension that birds tweet and the news comes from Radio 4. How wrong I am, we ┬áneed to twitter and the news comes from an app on your i-phone. Where is all this le ...more

Filed under: Fire & Smoke,General,Rain SFX,Snow SFX,Wind SFX — Tags: , , , , , — Darren Wallis @ 1:56 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

No Goldfish were harmed in the making of this production - 23-Apr-2009

It is a couple of years since we were involved in producing a comedy pilot for Granada TV with comedian Justin Edwards AKA Jeremy Lion, Children’s Entertainer, but the memories are as clear as if it were yesterday. Picture, if you can, a large (in fact very large) feathered pantomime goose, strapped to the roof of a Hillman Imp -if you are old enough to remember how implausibly small they ...more

Filed under: Fire & Smoke,Mechanical SFX,Random — Tags: , , , — Darren Wallis @ 9:52 am

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