EXPLODING TIRE - Shattering Effect.


Three- life-size tires shattered with sledgehammer blows.


Plaster and joint compund mixture with dry ice for 'chill' effect.


Available with Advance Notice.

This job called for a tire to be shattered by a sledge hammer, as it would if it were frozen with liquid nitrogen. We molded a tire and made castings in plaster weakened by a generous addition of joint compound, then oven dried and painted. A real sledge hammer provided plenty of adequate force for the on set shatter. The effect was shot at high speed to capture all of these split-second performances in their entiety. We made four shattering tire castings, of which the last two takes were deemed as best.


REEBOK 'Defy' commercial. Brian Beletic, director.




8210 Lankershim Blvd. #14 / North Hollywood, CA 91605  

(818) 590-5000 (818) 768-2880 



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