volkswagen transpoter explosion

Sunday, late night, outside our workshop, Anders (Gothenburg Prop Makers) shot the final scene for KMFDM – Amnesia music video:

The great car explosion (it’s Anders old VW Transporter) at the end of the video was made by David Peter at Thunder Effects.

Here you can see how it looked like from my point of view:

Special effect course 2009

More old material 🙂

supplementary training

2009 I attended a supplementary course in special effects at PYRO Smålands Krutbruk AB.

We learned how to blow up and flip a car using petrol charges and zinkit + flash powder loaded in a pyretechnic piston that was placed in the ground, partially covered with soil, under the car.
We also blew up a set house with 5g cordtex, flash cracker cal. 21, a pyrotechnic dirt canon, and a petrol charge. Continue reading

Larva 2010

More old stuff

Animatronic larva

This little cute creature is made by Peter at Gothenburg Prop Makers. I helped him to make a servo controller board and to program the radio transmitter.

The larva was exposed in the exhibition hall at Gothenburg Film Studios during the Open set 2010.

Here you can see the “making of” video and the larva in action:

The larva was really popular amongst the visitors, probably because they could try to control it by them self.

…and it grew!

I don’t remember exactly how we got to the point where we came up with the idea to make it into a modular platform, but it had something to do with the ATtiny4313 I think, sounded like a good idea to make it more versatile!
Why stop at making a wireless firing system, right?! 😉

fireCrow: first draw

The firing system was originally designed for squibs (SFX body hits), so it’s very important that the size is as small as possible to be easily concealed under the actor’s clothes.

At first we were stuck with the idea of a wireless firing system, but when we found the ATtiny4313 with “a lot” more memory (4K instead of 2K) than the ATtiny2313, we started to fantasize about what could be done with all that space!
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16 LED Scanner Project

It’s been a while since I wrote last time so I thought I’d better put something up!

Eye of the Cambot 3000

This was my small contribution to GoKinema this year…

…a Cylon scanner to this über cool robo statue – Cambot 3000.

Anders at Gothenburg Prop Makers made the fantastic robot and I helped him to give it “life”!
The bot is made from old film lamps, lenses, tripods, and old camcorders, it stood in the entry hall at Gothenburg Film Studios during GoKinema. Continue reading