Warner Brother’s Studio Tour Hollywood – Lasso of Truth

We created an interactive Wonder Woman – Lasso of Truth element for  Warner Brother’s Studio Tour Hollywood – Action and Magic Made Here.
With a core of steel that we rolled into the final shape, 700+ addressable leds are inside a silicone diffuser and an industrial mesh material. In idle/attract mode, the piece has a subtle pulsing effect across 36″ of length at hand-level. When a guest grabs the lasso anywhere in that 36″, a sensor knows where it was grabbed and causes the led’s to spell-on in both directions emanating from the guest’s hand, remaining on as long as it is grabbed, and then spells-off when let go. A microcontroller that manages the led animation is mounted in the base.

Warner Brother’s Studio Tour Hollywood – Mandrakes

We created an interactive Harry Potter Mandrake experience for  Warner Brother’s Studio Tour Hollywood – Action and Magic Made Here.
Mandrakes were hand-sculpted, molded and cast in a semi-rigid urethane plastic with aluminum armature. Mandrakes can be lifted by guests up and out of their pots which triggers a screaming Mandrake effects local to each pot. Internal linear bearing system allows mandrakes to only travel up and down with soft stops on both ends of travel and a pneumatic assisted lift and decent. The dirt pile is cast urethane foam with shredded urethane foam adhered to the surface. The leaves are custom made in-house using rugged urethane rubber and an integral aircraft cable for durability and can be un-threaded and replaced if necessary.

Frankenstein’s Lab

Created a stylized version of Frankenstein’s lab for a production company on the Universal Studios Hollywood Backlot. We specifically made all of the lab equipment based off the 1930’s Frankenstein Film.  In addition to making the wooden cabinets and tables, custom metal hardware, and sculpted and cast elements, we also implemented a show control system specifically for the lab equipment effects consisting of 140 channels of dmx. Every individual light and gauge sweep were independently controllable and animated. An ambient show runs full time and a 30 second “overload” show is triggered by a large themed knife switch (also fabricated by us) on the wall and is synced to an audio track and the room lighting.


Universal Studios Hollywood – The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead permanent attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood. We were responsible for the set dressing and props for the entie attraction. Thousands of items, procured, aged/distressed and installed. We additionally created the prop weapons various performers use throughout the attraction, including a shotgun containing a mini smoke generator and led in the barrel wirelessly tied into the show control system to simulate a report from firing.

Westcoaster images courtesy of www.westcoaster.net and taken by Albert Lam @Corkscrewed02

Strange Angel Model

Created a 5′ x 7′ architectural model of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for the CBS show: Strange Angel
Made from .0625″ and .125″ baltic birch and card stock.

Strange Angel WW2 V2 Rocket Part

A V2 rocket part made for the CBS show Strange Angel. The design was based from black and white photographs of V2 rocket components from the 1940’s.
Primarily made with MDF painted to look like metal with some fabricated aluminum components.

Delusion-Blue Blade

Contracted for scenic construction, special effects, and specialty props for Delusion: The Blue Blade.
We built out a +10,000sq/ft theater space in West LA into multiple scenes/locations, including a large cave system made from carved foam and an Aztec Temple.
The space had numerous pneumatic and electronic effects and custom props with integrated electronics.

Coccyx Bone

Knife In The Back Effect

Harness for a knife in the back effect. Knife and mounting plate made for quick disconnect.

Freight Fest – Aftermath Chaos Rising 2

We were responsible for the set dressing and props for the seasonal event: Aftermath, Chaos Rising 2 at Six Flags Magic Mountain. The maze was set outside in a  20,000 square foot space. The space box was designed and fabricated in house. It is made of clear acrylic of various depths. It was painted and aged with antique brass paint.
Images of event under show-conditions provided courtesy of Westcoaster and more can be seen on www.westcoaster.net/. Photography by Albert Lam @Corkscrewed02