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Exploding Vampire Special Effects by Anatomorphex Los Angeles North Hollywood


Three life-size eggshell thin, pre-scored body doubles molded astride a motorcycle.


Resin gel and urethane.



Available with Advance Notice.

This job called for a vampire to turn to ash and shatter into pieces when hit by a shaft of sunlight. Pre-scored body castings were covered and filled with ash, mounted on a motocycle aboard a shot-maker and shattered using an air cannon filled with pea gravel. Film was shot at high speed to capture these split-second performances. Safety goggles were required on anyone even remotely near the shatter effect. Another, beautiful approach was developed using extremely fragile 'ash-castings'that could be slowly peeled and/or ripped apart with compressed air, but a shortened shooting schedule led to their not being filmed.


NIKE commercial. Rocky Morton, director.


Anatomorphex, Anatomorphex Special FX, Anatomorphex Special Effects, Tangible Special Effects, Over 30 years of Hollywood Special Effects work in Movies, Exhibitions, Theme Attractions, Television, Music Videos, Concerts & Fine Art. Our services range from Animatronic People and Characters, Animals and Aliens; Makeup Effects; Stunt and Hero Props, Costumes; Miniatures and Sets for Movies, Commercials, Music Videos, Television Shows, Architectural Applications, Fine Art Fabrications. Special Effects Hollywood, Special Effects, Special FX. Los Angeles Special Effects, LA Special Effects, LA Special FX, LA Special Effects, Special Effects Makeup, Special Effects Costumes, Special Effects Animals, Special Effects Aquatic Life, Special Effects Monsters, Special Effects Creatures, Special Effects Characters, Special Effects Props and Sets, Special Effects for Films, Special Effects for Commercials. Southern California Special Effects, North Hollywood Special Effects, Robert DeVine

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