Although it is often the larger and more dramatic effects which are remembered, as much detail and planning goes into small scale effects, often where actors are in close proximity. Quicksilver hold all the necessary licences to acquire, store and transport explosives and are members of the CBI Explosive Industry Group. Cars, Buildings and windows are all frequent effects; more unusual jobs have included blowing holes in carrots! – which requires very a precise choice of charges.
Pyrotechnics generally involve the use of non-detonating explosives for a wide range of applications from pretty fountains on stage to gory bullet hit/gunshot effects.
The storm at Emmerdale as part of the siege episode involved more than just torrential rain. 4000 Litre tip tanks were used to break through a section of walls to simulate a river breaking its banks, drains exploded and buildings ... more
On a very cold night the top half of a BMW was immersed in very cold water to recreate a crime where a man tried to kill his parents by crashing the car into the canal. We just managed to finish all the required shots before i... more
Following an increase in the illegal use smoke grenade and flares at football matches we were asked to assist with the launch of their anit-pyro campaign. The use of flares and smoke grenades at matches can be extremely dangerous ... more