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physical special-effects

physical special-effects

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physical special-effects

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physical phenomena

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materials & reactions

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vapours

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VIZ stands for Visible Issues, the company started by sculptor Adrian Walton-Smith. We create physical special-effects, manipulating materials and physical processes…flame, vapours, collisions, explosions etc., developing specialist rigging to make this happen.

We often work with commercial products including beer, chocolate, coffee, dairy products, all kinds of food, liquids, soap, cosmetics, etc.

Working from experience and experiment, VIZ triggers physical effects using programmable electronics, actuators and sensors.

Featured TV commercials

… showing our physical special-effects

Special-effect demos for an “adventurous” McDonald’s commercial showing taste sensations and cooking processes. Read more…

Working on a big project with director Marcel Christ and producer Sven van der Steen in Amsterdam for Strongbow cider… including among other things, a stop-motion animation of a freezing effect.  More info as it becomes available…

“Sculptures” made using milk and filmed in high-speed. These splashes were used in the latest CANDIA commercial to be released in France, which was directed by Raf Wathion. Read more…

NESCAFé_SPLASHNescafé Gold… & Nescafé Classic
We were in Brussels for a 6 day shoot for Nescafé. Vortices and material interactions for 5 different  commercials, using the high-speed Phantom Flex and Bolt motion control system, (by Alex de Heus). We worked with a four man special-effects team… always on two sets, sometimes more! Directed by Jean Paul Frenay, the service producer was Bang Bang films in Brussels, working with Prodigious from Paris. Many were tested, few were chosen…

SamsungFront2Launch of the Samsung Galaxy S6…
March 2015 saw us in Paris. Keystone Films asked us to provide the practical special-effects for the Korean launch of the Galaxy S6. There was very little prep. time. We immediately made a first visit to Paris to meet with director Ko HANKI and line producer Guillame Richard. After proposing several possible solutions, based on archive material and research, we quickly made a plan and got a crew together.

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