Pyrotechnic Special Effects.

Welcome to pyrotechnic special effects, a microsite covering pyrotechnics, explosions, strafing sequences, body and blood hits, bullet and squib hits, fire and flame effects for film and tv. Mention special effects and everyone thinks of explosions, but this is a fraction of what is expected from a special effects department. Explosions often appear as one large bang! but running large pyrotechnic effects as smaller, controlled explosions milliseconds apart minimises shock waves and ground vibration. This prevents structural damage to surroundings, improves safety and allows for creativity within the explosions themselves.

We’ve invested £20k in computer controlled firing systems to get millisecond timing, and digital encoded remote firing boxes for pyrotechnic special effects that can’t be wired. We can use this with high explosives, tiny squibs, or on air systems when safety concerns rule out pyrotechnics. We have self-contained personal hit boxes too, using compressed gas or air mortar systems. We’ve created ‘silent’ visual explosive effects for a chinese cracker sequence in Wild Target filmed outside the National Portrait Gallery, where loud noises where prohibited, let alone explosive bangs!

  • 2014 A Bigger Splash.
  • 2013 The Imitation Game.
  • 2013 The November Man.
  • 2012 The Invisible Woman.
  • 2011 Coriolanus.
  • 2009 The Way Back.
  • 2008 Mirrors.
  • 2007 Arn: The Knight Templar.
  • 2007 The Hills Have Eyes.
  • 2006 Pu-239.
  • 2005 The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
  • 2004 Seed of Chucky.
  • 2000 Sexy Beast.

Agog Special Effects Services.

If you’re thinking of a pyrotechnic special effect, be it a tiny test tube explosion, multiple bombing runs, terrorist explosion sequences continuing into controlled burning environments, squib hits, body burn special effects or vehicle crash and burn sequences, we’d really, really like to help and not miss out on all the fun. 🙂

Special Effects Equipment Hire. 020 3475 5745.