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Exploding sewers to boiling swimming pools - mechanical special effects! by Quicksilver Sfx

Mechanical Effects

Mechanical effects is probably our broadest catch all category, with nothing coming as standard and everything being designed and built in our workshops especially for the project – how often are we going to be asked for somebody to walk on water in a “boiling” swimming pool. & the equipment needed for the exploding sewer pipe is consigned to the archives never to see the light of day again.  However, diverse effects are often based on similar principles for which we maintain a large amount of standard equipment, for example quick release rigs for dropping heavy loads such as floor or ceiling joists or tip tanks for cascading water effects.

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Emmerdale Storm

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

Car Crash stunt

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

The Premier League and pyrotechnics

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

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