In the name of science
This six-minute video shows the highlights of his work on the show– and the explosions.
As a result of the audition, new roles were actually created for projectile builders, so I got to exercise my creativity building objects with pyrotechnic effects to throw– it was a flaming playground – that kind of thing doesn’t happen very often.
We made a metal lathe out of a mag drill and custom stands in order to put a 3-foot long taper on a 3-inch staff. We experimented a lot with fuel mixes in order to keep objects alight in flight.
It was a constantly-engaging project in that we had no supervision, and all they desired was spectacle. Since I had experience working with directors and producers, I was able to collaborate with them and expand on ideas. A lot of great pieces came from that.
- a geodesic dome lined with canon fuse and ping pong balls
- a 12-foot replica of the Seattle Space Needle
- half a dozen flammable pianos
- an exploding Opel Cadet