Miniature special effects and model making for film, TV and commercial productions
Miniature special effects and model making have been used since the earliest days of cinema and to this day are a valuable tool in a modern filmmaker's armoury. In 2021 miniatures featured widely in contemporary filmmaking due to their physicality, cost-effectiveness and creative potential.
Our miniature models are designed and built to an unrivalled level of definition and realism, using a combination of traditional craftmanship and modern 3D scanning & printing, laser-cutting and CNC technology. We enhance our vfx and sfx miniatures with in-camera practical fx rigs, pyrotechnics, practical lighting and atmospherics alongside digital post-production for spectacular results.
We create the majority of our miniatures at our build workshop and HQ in Maidenhead, Berkshire before transporting them to various studios and productions around the UK. There our standby model makers will install and dress-to-camera alongside lighting, camera, vfx and art departments.
We also host a designated shooting area located next door to our build workshop,
where creatives and film makers come to test and shoot miniatures, vfx elements, animation, pack shots and small-scale model builds.
Our extensive portfolio of vfx and sfx miniatures have been applied to a variety of industries and settings from feature film, commercial and music video production to photography, art installations, exhibition, sculpture and retail display. Increasingly our miniatures are undergoing 3D scanning and photogrammetry sessions for further integration into the vfx pipeline.
Below is a selection of our miniatures.
To enquire about miniatures for your production, get in touch.