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.

Universal Studios- Ghostbusters Maze Proton Beams

We created the static proton beams for Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights. Made from acrylic, leds, silicone, and fiber optic wire, we were able to shape the beams however were needed and then provided a standalone show control unit to adjust brightness and sequencing.

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.


Amazon Music Holiday Plays Snowflakes

We custom made 100 plus snowflakes for the Amazon Music Holiday Plays Commercial.

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.

Samsung Developer Conference- Delusion: Lies Within

Scenic construction and set dressing for a booth at the 2019 Samsung Developer Conference.
Design was based on multiple scenes from the VR film Delusion: Lies Within. Built in our shop, the set was designed to breakdown, be transported and then set back up in a few hours on-site.

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.

The Tick Takeover Experience – SDCC17

Flipped car display for The Tick Takeover Experience At San Diego Comic-Con 2017. Started with a blemish-free used car, changed the color to red, removed all fluids, added a roll-bar, flipped and anchored to a 3/4″ steel plate, dented and aged to the client’s specifications, and made safe by removing sharp edges and hazards for guests. Provided engineering drawings and LA city welding certifications per request by the city. Wired and programmed the headlights, turn signals and brake lights to be animated, and plumbed the car for fog/smoke effects.