Proffessor Alf explains fluid dynamics and the Bernoulli principle, in relation to wig removal.

The brief was a ‘shock wave’ effect to blow the hair of the judges on the Voice, so to create an the perfect instant waft, we devised an effect with a large Venturi blower, run from a bottle of CO2. This provided a high pressure burst ( 800psi), with no noisy compressor- ideal for studio use….

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puppet band

The Puppets do float on by the Floaters. My one man band having some fun in the workshop, with a few of the furry friends. Bit tricky doing it all myself, but I did have a giggle along the way…


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Extraction 2 Influencer Experience


Recently I designed a hybrid Shoot/event/experience for Netflix, as part of the launch of the movie ‘Extraction 2 starring Chris Hemsworth. A couple of months ago I did the set for interviews with Chris to promote the film- they liked it so much they got me back in to re create a ‘oner’ experience for 70 influencers. The job involved leading guests through a cabin, a snow scene, a tunnel, an underground prison,into a prison yard fight scene with 8 stunt men, then up a ramp to a waiting helicopter. There was snow, smoke, wind, haze and steam effects throughout the set up. I managed to take a time lapse of the set, from install, to bump out… hectic but a lot of fun.

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Bazooka testing

Testing some versions of an air blast for a Music Video, using a high flow high pressure regulator and a venturi gun.

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Telstra Globe

We were approached by a client to produce a large globe, for a touring exhibition, it had to spin, and have 150 flush mounted lights to represent the companies branches around the World. There was a fixed budget, and not much time. The first problem was the artwork- the exhibition companies graphics department couldn’t do it, so I had to find someone who could. Turns out there are only a few people who can! I found someone in the US- a graphic designer with an interest in Mapthematics- maps and maths- he combined a world land mass graphic with a topical ocean graphic, and divided it up into 24 gores for me to get printed. The 2 PVC domes were made, and the base was designed and engineered, and a slip ring was added to get the power through the revolving axis. My graphic guy dropped the ball so I had to apply the 24 vinyl gore myself. It all ended up looking fabulous, and everyone was happy with the result.

Some of the 24 gores printed and hand cut.


The first gore going on- that gold thing is the slip ring- let 240 volts pass through a spinning axis.

each hemisphere had to done separately, so the 2 halves could come apart for access.

some of the wiring for the 150 surface mount led lights- imported from the UK.

close up of the acrylic ring light installed on the base.

The finished globe in situ. It ended up in the CEO’s office after it’s tour….










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