Film Archive

Here you can find our full video catalogue of ingenious special effects we have done over the last 20 years. From some very old footage filmed on Hi8 tapes in the early 90’s right through to the present day where we shoot in sparkly high definition, this page shows everything we have ever recorded. From some very strange experiments in the MTFX Test Field to massive TV stunts, it’s all here.

Although we have only filmed a tiny proportion of our effects we have performed in the past MTFX now sets itself apart from the competition with its commitment to video the special effects testing we do for our clients prior to a job booking or equipment hire and therefore this page will continue to grow over the coming years!

Aquagraphics archive videos
Aquagraphics - archive videos

Aquagraphics - Blue Lighting

An MTFX Aquagraphics water screen nicely lit with blue LEDs

Aquagraphics - 5m screen in Doha

An impressive 5mtr Aquagraphics water wall which MTFX installed and operated in Doha, Qatar.

Aquagraphics - Aquitainia

MTFX installed this digital water screen for the Aquitainia development in Dubai.

Aquagraphics - Demo video

A showreel demonstrating the Aquagraphics water display screen.

Aquagraphics - Winter Theme

An Aquagraphics digital waterfall showing winter-themed graphics.

Aquagraphics - 100' screen

A huge 30mtr Aquagraphics water curtain being used at a BMW event.

Aquagraphics - 4m high 10m wide

Some nice patterns and lighting to show off the MTFX Aquagraphics graphical waterfall system.

Aquagraphics - B&Q

This interesting graphical water screen was created for a B&Q event.

Aquagraphics - Screen in Doha

A digital water fall installed in Qatar.

Aquagraphics - Cardiff Motorpoint Arena

An Aquagraphics water display system mounted much higher than normal - 8mtrs!

C02 Jets Special Effects archive videos
C02 Jets Special Effects - archive videos

Gamescom Case Study - Earthquake Chair, Sparks, CO2, Streamers


David Brent – CO2 Jets & T Shirt Gun

CO2 Jets and Stage Flames - Lloyd Banks, TOTP

MTFX provided the special effects in this Top of the Pops performance.

Chasing CO2 Jets - Rugby Match Entrance

MTFX installed and operated the CO2 Jets in a chase sequence for the entrance of this rugby match.

CO2 Jets - Ford Focus RS Launch

MTFX installed and operated the CO2 Jets used in the launch of the new Ford Focus RS in Cologne, Germany.

CO2 Jet

The CO2 Jet from MTFX is an inexpensive and easy to use effect special effect suitable for stage, TV & film.

CO2 Jet XL

The XL version of the CO2 Jet is bigger, louder and more powerful!

CO2 Gun

The CO2 Gun is a fun, handheld CO2 blaster.

CO2 Jets - Busted

MTFX CO2 Jets in use at a Busted concert.

CO2 Jets - Chasing

An example of CO2 Jets in a 'chase' sequence for an NFL match.

Party In The Paddock 2012

CO2 Blasters being used at a Calvin Harris set.

A Day To Remember - MTFX CO2 Jets and Stadium Shot Confetti

A Day To Remember using MTFX CO2 Jets and other special effects at the Glasgow O2 Academy.

Confetti archive videos
Confetti - archive videos

Large Masters Blasters - Manic Street Preachers, OnBlackheath Festival

Small Master Blasters - Business Conference

Real Rose Fall Confetti (Confetti Storm)

Real Rose Fall Confetti (Wind Machine)

Ford - Go Further Event Confetti Spinners

Gold & Silver Confetti BNTM

MTFX provided gold and silver confetti for Britain's Next Top Model.

Large Confetti Spinners - Hunter Original Fashion Show

Large Master Blaster - Meadowhall

80cm Confetti Cannons - Britains Got More Talent

Single Shot Electric Confetti Cannon - Birthday Party

Two MTFX Single-Shot Electric Cannons were used to create this confetti effect at a birthday party.

7-Way Confetti Cannon

The 7-Way Confetti Cannon can be loaded with between 1 and 7 electric confetti cannons.

7-Way Confetti Cannon - Pride In London

The rainbow effect confetti cannon fired from the top of an open-top bus.

Triple Shot Confetti Guns & CO2 Jets - Robin Thicke

Robin Thicke using MTFX Triple-Shot Confetti Shooters.

Master Blaster Confetti & Pyro - Great North Run

MTFX were hired to fire pyrotechnics and water-soluble confetti at the Great North Run.

Disposable Handheld Confetti Cannons - Wedding Reception

MTFX supplied the disposable handheld confetti cannons used during the first dance at this wedding reception.

Triple Shot Confetti Gun

The Triple Shot Confetti Gun is a fun, handheld special effect.

30,50,80cm Confetti Launchers

Disposable handheld confetti launchers in various sizes.

Balloons and Confetti - Royal Albert Hall

MTFX dropped balloons and confetti during this Ronan Keating performance.

Confetti - England Rugby Victory Parade

MTFX using Master Blaster confetti blowers to celebrate the England 2003 World Cup Victory.

Confetti - Hearsay

Confetti fired by MTFX at a Hear'Say concert.

Confetti - Kylie Fever Tour

Petal shaped confetti from MTFX being used at a Kylie Minogue concert.

Confetti Storm (Small) - Stars In Their Eyes

Two small Confetti Storm machines were used to create this money drop effect on TV's 'Stars In Their Eyes'.

Confetti PCC - Coldplay

Confetti fired from MTFX confetti cannons during the London 2012 Paralympics Closing Ceremony.

Giant Party Popper

A giant party popper firing confetti and streamers for a Cadburys event.

Goodwood 2013 Poppy Petal Stadium Shot

MTFX Stadium Shot confetti cannons being used to fire poppy petals.

Large Confetti Spinner - British Bridal Exhibition

A Large Confetti Spinner being used to drop confetti at a fashion show.

St Pauls Cathedral Confetti Drop

MTFX were hired to perform this petal drop at St Pauls Cathederal.

Master Blaster, Small

MTFX's Small Master Blaster confetti blaster.

Master Blaster, Large

The Large version of the Master Blaster confetti blower.

Master Blaster, XL

The XL version of the the Master Blaster confetti shooter.

Confetti Storm, Large

The confetti Storm, an electric confetti machine.

Confetti Spinner, Small

The MTFX small Confetti Spinner creates an elegant and quiet falling confetti special effect.

Confetti Spinner, XL

The extra large version of the Confetti Spinner.

Single Barrelled Confetti Cannon

This is the MTFX single barrel confetti cannon.

Double Barrelled Confetti Cannon, Truss Mounted

Our double-barrelled electric confetti blaster mounted on a truss.

Double Barrelled Confetti Cannon

Our double-barrelled electric confetti shooter floor mounted.

Confetti Master Blasters, Manic Street Preachers

We used two large Master Blasters and gold confetti during the last song of the Manic Street Preachers recent performance in London.

Fire Special Effects archive videos
Fire Special Effects - archive videos

Fire and Explosion - Casualty (Vodka lab)

Casualty Fire and Boat Explosion

Fire Braziers - BBC 'The Coroner'

Molotov Cocktails - Xtra Time

Burning Haystacks - The Proposition

Robbie Williams - Burning Logo

The Robbie Williams backdrop was set alight at the MTFX base and filmed, the resulting video was then used as a backdrop during Robbie's live concert at Knebworth.

Burning Shed

This fire effect was created by MTFX.

Caravan Explosions

A Caravan being blown up by MTFX.

CO2 Jets and Stage Flames - Lloyd Banks, TOTP

MTFX provided the special effects in this Top of the Pops performance.

Fan Fire Effect - S4C

MTFX created this fire effect for an S4C advert.

Fire Effects - Dragons Alive

Flame Effects - Soul Night

Car Fire and Explosion - Casualty

Another example of fire and explosives used by MTFX for this stunt for Casualty!

2 Metre Flame Bar

The Flame Bar creates a height-adjustable 2mtr wall of fire.

2m Hand Gas Staffs 2013 - PCC

These flaming handstaffs were designed and built by MTFX and used in the London 2012 Paralympic Games closing ceremony.

2m Hand Gas Staffs 2013 - PCC

Additional footage of the Paralympics closing ceremony flaming handstaffs.

5 Way Indoor (Arena) Flames

This video shows the spectacular 5-way flame effect from MTFX.

BBQ smoke and house fire effects - Agatha Raisin

A MTFX Smoke Machine was used to create the BBQ smoke in the first scene and real fire controlled by MTFX was used in the second scene.

Burning House - Murder games

MTFX safely created the fire effects for this production.

Burning logo - Robbie Williams

We used real fire to create this burning logo effect for Robbie Williams.

Campfire - Lark Rise To Candleford

MTFX created this real-flame campfire effect for the BBC's adaptation of 'Lark Rise To Candleford'. Contact us on 01452 729903, info@mtfx.com, www.mtfx.com for more information.

Casualty - Garden Bonfire Effect

A bonfire effect used on BBC's 'Casualty'.

Dominator Festival Liquid Flame System

This video shows the 250ft big flame unit used at the Dominator Festival 2012.

Dragon Flames - Swansea

Dragon flames in use at a sporting event in Swansea.

Falling Fireballs

Testing falling fireballs for a TV effect.

Fire Box Test

This is a test of a fire effect in the MTFX test field.

Flamethrowers PCC

MTFX flamethrowers being used at the London 2012 Paralympic Games closing ceremony.

Liquid Flame System

Various clips of the huge Liquid Flame System in action.

Silk Flame (Large)

This video shows the MTFX Large Silk Flame unit, a complete safe fake flame effect.

Sprinkle Flames

An example of a sprinke flame effect from MTFX.

Sun King Fire Effect

MTFX were proud to create the stunning burning Sun King used during the London 2012 Paralympics closing ceremony.

Train Crash - Silent Witness

MTFX played a key role in this stunt for Silent Witness.

5-Way Flame Backpacks

5-way flame backpacks which were used in the London 2012 Paralympic Games closing ceremony.

Vertical Dragons

The Vertical Dragons are large LPG fire projectors suitable for outdoor use and produce flames up to 12mtrs high.

SprayMaster

The SprayMaster uses liquid fuel disposable cartridges to project 1-3 jets of fire up to 4mtrs high.

Dragon Vertical Flames - Cardiff Blues vs Toulon

MTFX provided these fire effects at Cardiff Arms Park for the start of the Heineken Cup rugby match between Cardiff Blues and Toulon.

Stage Flame

The Stage Flame uses propane gas to project jets of fire up to 6mtrs high.

Big Flame

This is the brand new MTFX Big Flame unit. It uses propane to create impressive fireballs.

Burning Braziers & Fire Baskets - BBC Live At Edinburgh Castle

MTFX provided burning braziers and custom-designed fire baskets for this performance for this live broadcast concert.

Big Flame - Scorpion Express, Chessington

MTFX designed, manufactured and installed the flame unit on the Scorpion Express ride at Chessington World of Adventure.

Big Flame - The Swarm, Thorpe Park

An MTFX-designed fire system on The Swarm ride at Thorpe Park.

Firedance archive videos
Firedance - archive videos

Chomondeley Castle Firedance

An MTFX Firedance live performance at Chomondeley Castle.

Firedance - Alton Towers - Intro

The start of an MTFX Firedance display at Alton Towers.

Firedance - Alton Towers - Finale

The end of the Alton Towers dancing fire show.

Firedance - Mauritius

MTFX performed this fire dance show in Mauritius.

Firedance - Peter Andre

Firedance musical flames used during a Peter Andre concert.

Firedance Compilation

This is a compilation video showing various Firedance displays.

Firedance Display - Classical

An example display set to classical music.

Jeddah Summer Festival 2012

Firedance Display.

Fireworks archive videos
Fireworks - archive videos

Fireworks - Manic Street Preachers, Swansea

Fireworks - Manic Street Preachers, Cardiff Castle

Fireworks - Stella

Fireworks archive videos
Flogos - archive videos
High Voltage Special Effects archive videos
High Voltage Special Effects - archive videos

Inverted Tesla Coil - Duck Quacks Don't Echo, Car Strike

Breaking Magic - Tesla / Lightning Man / Cage of Death

SG75 Tesla Coil - Honda F1 Advert

15" Plasma Ball 1

40cm Blue Square Plasma Panel

40cm Green Square Plasma Panel

40cm Red Square Plasma Panel

8 inch Plasma Ball, Fluorescent Tube Test

15 inch Plasma Ball, Fluorescent Tube Test

MTFX 15 Inch Plasma Ball - Emerald Fury

MTFX 15 Inch Plasma Ball - Purple

8'' Plasma ball, Fluorescent Tube Test HD

MTFX were asked by a customer if an 8 inch plasma ball can energise a fluorescent tube to light it up. We tested the theories of Nikola Tesla to see!

High Voltage Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

MTFX proudly provided high voltage visual effects for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in the classic battle between Dumbledore and Voldemort.

SG100 Tesla Coil

SG75 Tesla Coil

SG30 Tesla Coil

SG20 Tesla Coil

Tesla Coil in Faraday Cage - Museum Installation

Destiny - The Taken King' - High Voltage Props and Lightning Man

MTFX custom-made the bow and flaming hammer and supplied various other high voltage props including plasma balls, plasma panels and lightning tubes and then operated a Tesla Coil to perform the Lightning Man stunt on several gaming YouTube vloggers to promote the upcoming launch of Destiny - The Taken King.

Van de Graaff Generator - Ellie Goulding Music Video

Destiny - The Taken King' - High Voltage Props and Lightning Man

MTFX custom-made the bow and flaming hammer and supplied various other high voltage props including plasma balls, plasma panels and lightning tubes and then operated a Tesla Coil to perform the Lightning Man stunt on several gaming YouTube vloggers to promote the upcoming launch of Destiny - The Taken King.

15 inch Plasma Balls (all colours)

Faraday Cage

MTFX managing director Mark Turner recently gave CBBC’s Dick and Dom the opportunity to test Faraday’s principles for their latest show “Absolute Genius”. The presenters are looking into different science based principles and putting them into practise with brilliant results.

Beechams

An MTFX Van de Graaff Generator was used in the making of this video.

Brightarcs Musical Tesla - 99 Red Balloons

his video shows the MTFX Brightarcs Musical Tesla Coil in action.

Tesla Coil - BBC ‘How Safe Is Your House’

MTFX installed and operated a large Tesla Coil for this episode of 'How Safe Is Your House' recently aired on the BBC.

15" Plasma Ball

This is the fantastic 15 inch Plasma Ball from MTFX which is available in a range of colours.

12" Premium Plasma Ball

Our 12 inch premium Plasma Ball features a vibrant purple plasma and is made using extra-thick glass for increased safety.

8" Plasma Ball

The 8 inch Plasma Globe may be smaller but it's still impressive!

Green Red Blue Square Plasma Panels 40cm

Red, green & blue 40cm square Plasma Panels from MTFX.

40cm Blue Square Plasma Panel

A blue plasma panel, available for hire.

40cm Green Square Plasma Panel

The green version of our hire lightning panel.

40cm Red Square Plasma Panel

Our 40cm square plasma plate in red.

500mm Square and 400mm round Plasma Panels

Our range of circular plasma panels, available to hire.

Beechams

An MTFX Van de Graaff Generator was used in the making of this video.

Brightarcs Musical Tesla - 99 Red Balloons

MTFX Brightarcs Musical Tesla Coils playing '99 Red Balloons'.

Brightarcs Musical Tesla - DRSSTC4.2 Demo

A demo video showcasing the MTFX Brightarcs singing Tesla Coils.

Brightarcs Musical Tesla - Popcorn

This video shows the Brightarcs Musical Teslas playing 'Popcorn'.

Brightarcs Musical Tesla - The Final Countdown

The Final Countdown' performed by the MTFX Singing Tesla's.

Brightarcs Musical Tesla - Various songs

A compilation of songs created with the MTFX Musical Tesla system.

ED25 Electrical Discharge Unit

This video shows the MTFX ED25 Electrical Discharge Unit being used to blow up a bottle of water using electricity.

ED25 Mayhem Mishaps

The MTFX ED25 being used to blow up a tank of water using electricity for the TV show 'Mayhem & Mishaps Britain'.

HV Props

A demo video showing some of the high voltage props available to hire.

HVFX RSVP Video

A range of plasma props available to hire from MTFX are shown in this video.

Jacobs Ladder - 0.7mtr

An example of a custom-made Jacobs Ladder from MTFX.

Jacobs Ladder - CA180 - Shell

Another video showing a different Jacobs Ladder built by MTFX.

Jacobs Ladder - Climbing Arc

A close up showing the electrical arc travelling up a Jacobs Ladder.

Kaiser Chiefs Set Up Video

This behind the scenes video shows MTFX setting up a Tesla Coil for a Kaiser Chiefs music video.

Lightning man

The famous Lightning Man stunt being performed by MTFX.

Lightning Man / Cage of Death

This video shows the Lightning Man and Cage of Death effects being performed together.

Lightning Man (in Dome) - Night of Innovation

This Lightning Man stunt was operated by MTFX inside our inflatable Faraday cage.

Lightning Man With Explosions - Atom

This Lightning Man stunt featuring some added explosions was operated by MTFX for the Welsh TV show 'Atom'

Mass Electrification

This TV show stunt used MTFX high-voltage equipment and was overseen by MTFX Technicians.

Plasma Ball

A Plamsa Ball available to hire from MTFX.

Plasma Columns

1.8mtr Plasma Columns, in MTFX hire stock.

Plasma Columns v2

An alternative version of the Plasma Column video.

Plasma Panel Green 400x400mm

A green square lightning panel available to hire.

Raging Planet - ED25 Explosions

Our ED25 Electrical Discharge Unit was used to blow up various objects for this TV production.

Raging Planet - Inverted Tesla Car Strike

We turned one of our Tesla coils upside down to fire lightning bolts at a car for this TV production

Raging Planet - Van de Graaff Generator

A MTFX Van de Graaff Generator was used to make the actress's hair stand on end for this TV show production

Richard Hammond - Engineering Connections

MTFX provided and operated the Tesla Coil and stunt suit used in this TV show featuring Richard Hammond.

SG75 Tesla Coil & Cage of Death - Forbidden History - Part 1

This is an extract from an episode of Forbidden History, presented by Jamie Theakston, in which MTFX demonstrated our SG75 Tesla coil and shot real lightning bolts at Jamie inside our Cage of Death. Part 1 of 2.

SG75 Tesla Coil & Cage of Death - Forbidden History - Part 2

This is an extract from an episode of Forbidden History, presented by Jamie Theakston, in which MTFX demonstrated our SG75 Tesla coil and shot real lightning bolts at Jamie inside our Cage of Death. Part 2 of 2.

SG150 - Cage

This video shows an MTFX Tesla Coil firing lightning at a Faraday Cage.

SG150 - Turkey SG150

A large tesla coil fired at at a performer in a stunt suit.

SG150 - Long

A large Tesla Coil being built and operated.

SG20 Tesla Coil, Six Flags, USA

The Tesla Coil MTFX built and installed at Six Flags Theme Park in the USA.

SG25 - Alton Towers

A Tesla Coil built for Alton Towers and installed on the TH13TEEN ride.

SG30T

A twin Tesla Coil setup being demonstrated.

SG30T - Portugal

Two inverted Tesla Coils installed and operated by MTFX for an event in Portugal.

SG75 - Car Strike

This video shows a car being hit with lightning from an MTFX Tesla Coil.

SG75 - Flame Effects

The video shows a performer using a powerful tesla coil and stunt suit to create fire.

Stuntsuit

The video shows a performer in a Faraday suit being hit with lightning from a powerful tesla coil.

Van de Graaff generators - BBC Electric Proms advert

MTFX Van de Graaff generators were used to raise many actors hair in this short advert for the BBC Electric Proms.

Voltrex Suit

This extract from 'Engineering Connections' shows the Voltrex Suit that we use when performing the Lightning Man effect.

Wimshurst Machine

This small Wimshurt Machine is available to hire from MTFX.

Tesla Coil Lightning In Tube

Lightning from a Tesla Coil being fired through a perspex tube.

2mtr Jacob's Ladder

An example of a custom-made Jacobs Ladder from MTFX.

Breaking Magic - Tesla / Lightning Man / Cage of Death

MTFX installed and operated this Tesla Coil / Lightning Man stunt for the TV Show 'Breaking Magic'.

Van de Graaff generator - V05 advert

MTFX provided the Van de Graaff generator that was used to make the two guys' hair stand up in this advert for V05.

Tesla Coil - BBC 'How Safe Is Your House'

MTFX installed and operated a large Tesla Coil for this episode of 'How Safe Is Your House'.

Plasma Panel - 410mm Round Blue and RGB

Some round plasma panels in a range of colours.

Plasma Panel - 410mm Round Red Green & Blue

Red, green and blue circular lightning panels.

Plasma Panel - 500 Blue Square

A blue square plasma plate available to hire.

Plasma Panel - 500 Green Square

The green version of our hire lightning plate.

Plasma Panel - 500 Red Green Blue Squares

Square plasma panels in a range of colours.

Plasma Panel - 500 Red Square

The red version of the plasma panel from MTFX.

Lightning tube

The 1.5mtr Lightning Tube with vivid white plasma and a crackling sound, available to hire from MTFX.

XL Plasma Column

This is the incredible XL version of our very popular Plasma Column.

Hydraulics Special Effects archive videos
Mechanical Special Effects - archive videos

Gamescom Case Study - Earthquake Chair, Sparks, CO2, Streamers


Agatha Raisin Bell Ringing Special Effects Case Study

MTFX Designed & Provided this INGENIOUS, bespoke Mechanical Rig to simulate Church Bell Ringing Ropes

Boulder Drop - Casualty

Casualty Building Site Scaffolding Collapse (Case Study)

Casualty Ceiling Collapse

Casualty House Collapse 1

Casualty House Collapse 2

Casualty Scaffolding Collapse

Ceiling Collapse effect - Casualty

Floor Collapse effect - Casualty

Glass Canopy Smash - BBC Casualty

Helicopter Crash - Smoke and Rubble effects - Casualty

Racking Collapse Effect - Casualty

MTFX were heavily involved in the creation of this stunt for BBC's 'Casualty'.

Pyrotechnics archive videos
Pyrotechnics - archive videos

Gamescom Case Study - Earthquake Chair, Sparks, CO2, Streamers


Car Explosion

Sparkulars

Rugby Ball Pirate Cannon Launch

Land Rover Defender Celebration Pyro (15 Foot Gerbs)

Bullet Hits - Body - Darkness Falls

This clip from Darkness Falls shows an MTFX-supplied realistic looking bullet hit effect.

Snow Mini’s, Stadium Shot Confetti & Pyro - Christmas Light Switch On

HMS Belfast 6" Guns Simulated Firing

MTFX used pyrotechnics to create this simulated firing of the 6 inch guns on HMS Belfast.

RIAT Fairford Air Tattoo - Napthalene Simulators and Large Theatrical Flashes

MTFX deployed various special effects at the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford.

Pyro Waterfall - S Club 7

A pyrotechnic waterfall display installed and operated by MTFX.

Pyro Explosion Large Robotics - Dirty Tricks

MTFX provided the pyro to create this explosion for the TV show Dirty Tricks.

Mine Explosion - Supernatural

This explosion was carried out by MTFX.

Midsomer Murders - Van Explosion

The van in this video was blown up by MTFX.

Guitar Pyro - Busted

MTFX installed and remotely fired the pyrotechnics attached to the bands guitars at this Busted concert.

Exploding Mashed Potato

MTFX used pyrotechnics to blow up this mash!

Pyro Explosion Large Robotics - Dirty Tricks

MTFX provided the pyro to create this explosion for the TV show Dirty Tricks.

Caravan Explosions

A Caravan being blown up by MTFX.

Large Theatrical Flashes - Westlife

This pyro effect was operated by MTFX.

Sparkle Flash - Westlife

This pyro effect was operated by MTFX.

Car Explosion

MTFX blew up the car in this TV show production.

6mtr Jets - Disney Channel X5

This pyrotechnic effect was provided by MTFX.

Pyro Waterfall - Westlife

This is an example of a pyrotechnic waterfall effect created by MTFX.

Pyro, Low Smoke & Confetti - Miranda Hart Tour

Drug Lab Explosion - Casualty

Oil Tanker Explosion - BBC Casualty

This videos shows how MTFX brilliantly blew up an oil tanker in this recent episode of Casualty.

Van Explosion with Confetti & Powder Paint

MTFX were hired by AnyVan to blow up this Ford Transit as part of their 5th Birthday celebrations.

Exploding Fruit - Kit Neale 'Tutti Frutti'

Blowing up the fruit in this promotional video for Kit Neale's 'Tutti Frutti' clothing range!

Train Explosion - Silent Witness

A big explosion in a dramatic scene from 'Silent Witness'!

1st Car Explosion

An old video showing MTFX's first ever car explosion!

Bomb Effect - Casualty Animal Rights

A parcel-bomb special effect by MTFX for BBC 'Casualty'

Bomb Effect 1 - Johnny And The Bomb

The first of two bomb effects we created for this TV show

Bomb Effect 2 - Johnny And The Bomb

A further explosion for Johnny And The Bomb

Car Explosion On Beach

MTFX blew up the car in this film scene

Car Explosion Pop Promo

A very fiery car explosion carried out by MTFX

Car Explosions - Lushfest 2012

Car explosions at Lushfest

Casualty Quarry Explosion

An explosion effect created for BBC 'Casualty'

Dirty Tricks Car Explosion

A large car blast carried out for the TV show 'Dirty Tricks'

Dirty Tricks Panjandrum

Another big effect for Dirty Tricks, this is the pyrotechnic Panjandrum with an explosion

Doctor Who - Spark and Drop Box

MTFX provided the pyrotechnic sparks in this episode of Doctor Who

Exploding Car - Robbie Williams

This video shows a car being blown up by MTFX technicians for a Robbie Williams promo stunt

Exploding cockroaches

Fake cockroaches were blown up using pyrotechnics for this TV show

Exploding Monkeys

MTFX were asked to test blowing up some toy monkeys for a TV advert

Exploding Rock - 6 Nations

Using explosives to blow up a wall for this TV segment

Halo 4 Launch Pyro

MTFX deployed many different effects for this Halo 4 launch event

House Explosion, FFP Media

This dramatic house explosion was carried out by MTFX Technicians for a TV show

Igniting The Inferno - Blowing Up Casualty

This behind-the-scenes video shows how involved we were in blowing up the Casualty A&E dept!

Indoor Pyro - Blue - Comets & Mines

Pyrotechnic comets and mines used by MTFX at a Blue concert

Indoor Pyro - Busted - Blue Mines

Blue mine pyro effects operated by MTFX at a Busted concert

Indoor Pyro - Samantha Mumba, Flame Projectors And Mines

MTFX operated the pyrotechnic flame effects during this Samantha Mumba performance

Indoor Pyro and Confetti - Dublin

This video shows pyrotechnics combined with confetti performed by MTFX at this live event

Indoor Pyro Display - Morrisons Party

An example of indoor pyrotechnics operated by MTFX.

Lushfest 2012 Exploding Cars

At Lushfest 2012, MTFX were asked to rig three cars to explode during a music set.

Pyro Gerbs - QVC advert

The pyrotechnic Gerbs used in this QVC advert supplied and operated by MTFX.

Pyro Flares - Mercedes S Class Launch

This video shows pyrotechnic flares being used at a Mercedes launch event.

Pyro Jets - Iron Maiden

The pyrotechnic Jets used at this Iron Maiden concert were installed and operated by MTFX. Contact us on 01452 729903, info@mtfx.com, www.mtfx.com for more information.

Pyrotechnics Flare - Casualty

MTFX provided the pyro flare and artificial smoke used in this episode of Casualty. Contact us on 01452 729903, info@mtfx.com, www.mtfx.com for more information.

Pyrotechnics Intro - Don't Look Back

MTFX were asked to provide a range of pyrotechnics for the intro for 'Don't Look Back'.

Quarry Explosion - Opus

Explosives were used to create this effect for the TV programme 'Opus'

Sparking Light - Messiah

MTFX created this sparking light effect using pyrotechnics.

Sparkling Pois PCC

This 'Sparkling Pois' pyrotechnic effect was used during the London 2012 Paralympics Closing Ceremony.

Spiral Galaxies PCC

MTFX created this 'Spiral Galaxy' pyrotechnic effect for the London 2012 Paralympics Closing Ceremony

Sparking Power Cable - Casualty

This is a realistic looking (but safe!) sparking power cable created for this electrocution scene in BBC's 'Casualty'

Train Crash - Sparks, Explosion, Smoke & Pyro - Casualty

The explosion, sparks, smoke and pyrotechnic effects in this dramatic Casualty episode were all created by MTFX. Contact us on 01452 729903, info@mtfx.com, www.mtfx.com for more information.

Trollied - Car Crash Pyro & Debris

The pyrotechnic sparks and falling debris were provided by MTFX for this episode of Trollied.

Meadowhall Master Blaster & Pyro

MTFX provided confetti Master Blasters and pyro at the Meadowhall Christmas light switch on concert in Sheffield

White Pyrotechnic Flares

This is an example of a pyrotechnic flare from MTFX.

Rain Special Effects archive videos
Rain Special Effects - archive videos

Rain & Steam - Casualty

Rain - The Truth About Love

MTFX made it rain in several scenes for the movie 'The Truth About Love' starring Jennifer Love-Hewitt, this is the best scene.

Rain Tiles - Mars Bar Advert

MTFX rain tiles were used to create the falling water effect in this TV ad for Mars Australia.

48” Wind Machine & Large Rain Kit - Ford Mondeo Ad

Rain, wind, fog & snow effects - The Weather Network

MTFX were hired to create the rain, wind, fog & snow special effects in this advert for The Weather Network.

Case Study - Rainwalk

This video shows the design, testing and installation of the Rainwalk in Barcelona

Indoor Rain Compilation

This is a short compilation of some indoor rain projects MTFX have worked on for various clients

Interior Rain - 'Close Up'

Indoor rain created for the TV show 'Close Up'

Interior Rain - Lucy Clarke Pop Promo

MTFX provided the interior rain effect for this music video

Network Rail Track Test

MTFX created the rain used in this safety video

Rain - Mastercard Advert

An example of a rain effect created by MTFX

Rain - Messiah

The hit TV series 'Messiah' used several rain effects created by MTFX

Rain - Soul Night

Another example of an MTFX rain effect.

Rain - Wessex Water Advert

This TV advert featured rain created by MTFX rain kits

Rain Bending

An MTFX Van de Graaff Generator was used in the making of this video.

Catwalk Rain - Topman 2014 Fashion Show

MTFX were at the Topman Autumn/Winter 2014 Fashion Show installing and operating the catwalk rain.

Smoke Special Effects archive videos
Smoke Special Effects - archive videos

Viper Smoke Machine

The MTFX Viper Smoke Machine is perfect for high density fog and smoke effects.

Tiny FX Smoke Machine

Tiny S Smoke Machine

Fumigator

MTFX in the yard today testing a Fumigator for a client.

Tiny FX Mini Smoke Machine

Tiny S Smoke Machine

LSGs - ExCeL Arena, London

MTFX provided a low-smoke effect (similar to a dry-ice effect) at the ExCeL Arena

Diesel black smoke

Testing creating thick black smoke using diesel in the MTFX test field.

Exterior Smoke Machine

This video shows the Exterior Smoke Machine being operated.

Helicopter Crash -Smoke and Rubble effects - Casualty

MTFX installed and operated the smoke effects and the rubble drop in this high-impact episode of Casualty. Contact us on 01452 729903, info@mtfx.com, www.mtfx.com for more information.

Power Tiny Smoke Machine

This video shows the 'Power Tiny' handheld smoke machine in action.

Smoke, CO2 & Sparks - 'One Chance'

MTFX used smoke machines, CO2 jets and spark generators to create these atmospheric effects

Snow Special Effects archive videos
Snow Special Effects - archive videos

Packman Snow Machines - Westlife

Packman snow machines from MTFX were used in this Westlife live performance.

Large Snow Blower - Instructional Video

Confetti Snow - Whatsonstage Awards - Willemijn Verkaik - Let It Go

MTFX used two small confetti 'Master Blasters' to create this stunning falling snow effect.

Land Rover Snow & Wind Advert

MTFX worked with Land Rover on this TV ad, creating snow and wind atmospheric effects.

Packman

The Packman snow machine from MTFX creates a gentle snowfall effect.

Real Snow - Snowball Fight At MTFX

After ingeniously creating our very own real snow on a sunny April day we of course had to test it out its snowball-making qualities!

Snow Candles

A demonstration of pyrotechnic snow candles available from MTFX.

Snow Effect - Peter, Portrait of a Serial Killer

MTFX created this realistic laid snow scene for the film 'Peter - Portrait of a Serial Killer'

Snow Mini - Artificial Snow Blower

The MTFX Snow Mini is a liquid foam snow machine which produces a realistic-looking gentle falling snow effect

Snow Shaker

The Snow Shaker is a hanging unit which uses quiet motors to create a gentle falling snow effect using artificial snow products

Ice Crystal Spray

Ice Crystal Spray creates a beautiful frosty look on glass

Outdoor Snow Scene

The MTFX Team used fake snow to brilliantly transform a large garden into a beautiful winter wonderland for a private function in Essex

Outdoor Snow Scene - Trollied Christmas Special

We created this outdoor fake snow scene for the Season 3 Christmas Special of the Sky One TV show 'Trollied'

Artificial Paper Snowballs (Trollied)

This is an example of artificial paper-based snowballs produced by MTFX for TV

Falling Snow - Casualty

A range of foam snow machines were used to create a realistic falling snow effect in a range of scenes for this recent episode of BBC's 'Casualty'

Frost, Icicles and Shattering Ice - Sochi Winter Paralympics Opening Ceremony

During the 2014 Sochi Winter Paralympics Opening Ceremony MTFX added a frost effect and icicles to the huge ice-breaking ship

Snow@Work - Window Kit 1

This video shows a shop window being decorated with a Christmas display using the MTFX Snow@Work window kit 1.

Snow Confetti - Gary Barlow

MTFX used 'Master Blaster' confetti blowers to provide a confetti snow effect during this Gary Barlow performance.

MTFX Waxing Machine - Christmas Tree Waxing

This video shows a Christmas tree being waxed using the MTFX Waxing Machine.

MTFX Snow Flocking Machine - Christmas Tree Flocking

A Christmas tree being flocked using the MTFX Flocking Machine.

Streamers archive videos
Streamers - archive videos

Gamescom Case Study - Earthquake Chair, Sparks, CO2, Streamers


Stadium Shot Streamers - Arsenal Puma Kit Reveal

Misc Smoke Bubbles

Single Shot Electric Streamer Cannons - Netball Superleague Final 2015

MTFX installed and fired the streamers as Surrey Storm lifted the trophy after becoming league champions at the 2015 Netball Superleague final at the Copper Box Arena in London.

Ball Streamers - Carnegie Cup Challenge 2012

Ball Streamers being used before a rugby match

Stadium Shot Streamers

This video shows streamers being fired from MTFX Stadium Shot cannons at a sporting event

Streamers - 5 and 10 mtrs

A selection of 5m and 10m streamers were fired from Stadium Shot confetti cannons for this rugby photoshoot

Streamers - Goodwood Revival

Streamers were fired from MTFX Stadium Shot confetti cannons at the Goodwood Revival

Streamers and Five Way Flames - Heineken Cup Final

MTFX provided the streamer and flame effects at this rugby match

2014 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony

MTFX were a key supplier of special effects including the streamers at the 2014 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony

Stadium Shot Streamers - 2014 Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony

Streamers were fired from Stadium Shot cannons during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games

Water Special Effect archive videos
Water Special Effects - archive videos

Compilation Laminar Flow Waterfall

MTFX have created a laminar flow waterfall, this is our compilation of sizes we have tested so far.

Samsung Puddle Splash Effect

MTFX created a puddle splash effect for a Samsung S5 advert.

1.5mtr Lamina Flow Waterfall

Testing out a Laminar Flow Waterfall for a customer! despite the wind it looks ingenious and awesome!

3mtr High Laminar Flow Waterfall

Out in the yard on a beautiful sunny day, testing water effects again!

Candy Crush Bear - Water Effects - Case Study

MTFX were proud to be involved in the UK launch of the game CANDY CRUSH SODA. We created the 'soda jets' which raised a giant candy bear into the air on the River Thames during the UK launch event which saw Nicole Scherzinger switch on the soda!

Rippling Water

A rippling water test by MTFX

Water Fire Fountains

Our Water Fire Fountains featuring real fire INSIDE the water!

Water Fountains

MTFX offer a range of water fountain and jets including floating models.

Wind Special Effects archive videos
Wind Special Effects - archive videos

84" Wind Machine, Parachute Simulation

Weekend over, out in the yard on a Monday morning nothing better! Today we've been testing helicopter simulations!

84" Wind Machine, Helicopter Simulation

Weekend over, out in the yard on a Monday morning nothing better! Today we've been testing helicopter simulations!

Look Wind Machine

Cloth ripple.

24" Wind Machine

This video shows the MTFX 24" exterior wind machine.

48" Exterior Wind Machine

The huge 48" exterior wind machine from MTFX in action.

48" Exterior Wind Machine - Bulmers

Our 48" Exterior Wind machine was used in this entertaining video from Bulmers

Fire Tornado

Testing creating a small tornado of fire

Large Fire Tornado

This video shows a much bigger fire tornado in testing!

Large Mist Tornado

A large water mist tornado created for testing purposes

Water Mist Tornado

This is a prototype of our brand new Water Mist Tornado unit

Tornados

A compilation of experiments from the MTFX Test Field, water mist and fire tornados!

Gamescom Case Study - Earthquake Chair, Sparks, CO2, Streamers


Widgets, Wondermongery, Whatchamacallits archive videos
Widgets Wondermongery, Whatchamacallits & MTFX Test Field

Gamescom Case Study - Earthquake Chair, Sparks, CO2, Streamers


Sparkulars

Fire Bowls

Out in the Test Field experimenting with Giant Fire for an extra special client

Flamethrowers

We were out working with a very special client showing off our INGENIOUS Flame Throwers which we invested in as part of the London 2012 Celebrations.

Wind Machines Heading to Site!

Not 1, but 2 of our biggest Wind Machines off on site today!

Working with an extremely exciting client providing wind and dust effects for a very Ingenious TV shoot!

Moving Car Seat Tests

Following his recent gunging, our resident young stunt-man took to the test field again to try out an INGENIOUS moving car seat rig we were trying out for a very special client!

Wind on faces

Out in the test field trying an INGENIOUS close up wind effect for a very special client. Paula was kind enough to lend us her face for 10 minutes! :0)

Flame Bar Test

3mtr high Flame Bar Test

Flame Tests - Burning Stairwell

Paint Explosion Tests

Smirnoff Paint Test v1

Tree Bullet Hit Test

Tshirt Bullet Hit

Lock Blow Test

Rolling Dust Ball Test

Falling Man onto Car Windscreen

Windscreen Man Falling

CO2 jets, Fire, Confetti

The special effects for the Judas Priest 'Epitaph' Tour, provided by MTFX!

Cloth Ripple (Look Wind Machines), Rice Waterfall, Confetti Rainfall

MTFX provided a rice waterfall, a cloth ripple effect and a confetti rainfall for the Mother of the Nation opening ceremony. Here is a case study to show the effects being created, the struggles, and the ingenious solutions!

Explosion Chase

Casualty Ceiling Collapse

Chemical Explosion - Casualty

Chemical Explosion - Casualty

T Shirt Gun Instructional Video

Bullet Hit - The Proposition

MTFX created this bullet hit effect in The Proposition.

Bullet Hits - Body - The Last Contract

MTFX created this bullet hit effect in The Last Contract.

Bullet Hits on Wall & Water - Arnheim

MTFX created this bullet hit effect in Arnheim.

2015 European Games Opening Ceremony, Neutral Buoyancy Balloon Release

Multi-Shot T-Shirt Gun - Legends of Gaming, Alexandra Palace

MTFX Fun, Games & Out-Takes 2015

MTFX Showreel - Live Events

This is one of MTFX's two official showreels. Featuring pyrotechnics, fire, CO2 jets, confetti, wind, rain, snow and many other special effects deployed at concerts, shows, sporting events, product launches, fashion shows, corporate events and many other live events!

MTFX Showreel - TV & Film

This is one of MTFX's two official showreels. Featuring explosions, pyrotechnics, fire, wind, rain, snow and many other special effects deployed for TV shows, adverts, films and online content!

Garage Door Outtakes

Project Max - David Beckham Olympic Flame Speedboat Arrival

MTFX played a key role in the final leg of the Olympic flame's journey to the Olympic Stadium for the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics Games.

1 bar LPG mortar (medium flame)

A mortar explosion test in the MTFX test field

2 bar LPG mortar (large flame)

Testing a flame effect in the MTFX test field

Air Explosion With Straw 100psi

A test of an air-powered explosion

Artificial Urine and Prison Steam effects - Casualty

MTFX designed and built an artificial urine rig which was used in this episode of Casualty. The steam effects were also created by MTFX. Contact us on 01452 729903, info@mtfx.com, www.mtfx.com for more information.

Ball Bearing Hit On Tempered Glass

Firing a ball bearing at high speed at glass

Balloon Propane Oxy Explosion

Exploding balloons in the test field with glass

B200 Bubble Machines

B200 Bubble Machines from the Ingenious World of MTFX Special Effects. A practical effective solution producing a high bubble output!

Bubble Master 2000

A bubble machine available to hire from MTFX

Bubbles - Bonobo Concert

These bubbles were created by MTFX using professional, high-output bubble machines. Contact us on 01452 729903, info@mtfx.com, www.mtfx.com for more information.

Bullet Hit On Straw - Large

An example of MTFX bullet hit effects

Bullet hits - body - Darkness Falls

This clip from Darkness Falls shows an MTFX-supplied realistic looking bullet hit effect

Bullet hits - body - Katie's Mission

Simulated bullet hit effects operated by MTFX

Bullet hits - bottles - Darkness Falls

Another bullet hit effect, this time on bottles

Bullet hits - car and door - A line in the sand

MTFX operated bullet hit on a car

Bullet hits - dust - Katie's Mission

A further example of bullet hit effects created by MTFX

Casualty House Collapse 1

A collapsing house effect created for BBC 'Casualty'.

Casualty House Collapse 2

An additional collapsing house effect created for 'Casualty'

Casualty Prison Riot

MTFX provided a range of fire-related effects on the two-part 'prison riot' episode of BBCs Casualty.

Ceiling Collapse effect - Casualty

MTFX were involved in the creation of this collapsing ceiling stunt in a recent episode off Casualty. Contact us on 01452 729903, info@mtfx.com, www.mtfx.com for more information.

MTFX BBC Casualty Showreel

This video is a showreel of some of the special effects MTFX have provided for BBC 'Casualty' over the years!

Collapsing Floor

MTFX testing a collapsing floor effect

Coloured Paint Explosion - Brits

Paint explosions effects created by MTFX for the Brit Awards

Diamond Jubilee Pageant Gun Salute

As part of the 2012 Thames River Pageant to honour the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, MTFX were asked to fire the guns of HMS Belfast.

6 Gun Salute from HMS Belfast - D-Day 70th Anniversary

MTFX were proud to help commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day by firing a 6 gun salute from HMS Belfast.

Dry Ice Curtain - Test

Testing a curtain of dry ice

Dust cannons

Air powered dust cannons in the MTFX test field

Fire Extinguisher v2

A fire extinguisher effect tested by MTFX

Floor Collapse effect - Casualty

MTFX were involved in the creation of this collapsing floor stunt in a recent episode off Casualty. Contact us on 01452 729903, info@mtfx.com, www.mtfx.com for more information.

Flour Explosion

Creating an explosion with flour

Large Paint Cannon

Experimenting with a large paint cannon in the MTFX Test Field

MTFX Paralympics Showreel

A short demo reel showcasing MTFX's effects at the London 2012 Paralympics closing ceremony

Multi-Shot T-Shirt Gun

This is the incredible Multi-Shot T-Shirt Gun from MTFX.

Casualty Scaffolding Collapse

MTFX were responsible for safely collapsing the scaffolding in this building site stunt for BBC's 'Casualty'

Olympic Flame Arrival - Beckham

MTFX created water effects and a special torch for this element of the 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony

Red Waterfall

Testing a blood-red waterfall effect in the MTFX test field

Smirnoff Paint Test v1

This is MTFX testing paint guns for a Smirnoff event.

Smokeless Flame Test

Testing smokeless fire in the MTFX Test Field

Steam Ship Effect PCC

MTFX created the steam effect for this steam boat prop used in the London 2012 Paralympics Closing Ceremony

T-Shirt Gun

The MTFX T-Shirt Gun will fire rolled t-shirts or soft toys towards an audience

Water Soluble Confetti Test - 30secs

This video shows our white water soluble confetti dissolving in standard water

Splurge Gun

This is a test of an early prototype of our brand new and very good fun SPLURGE GUN!

Glass Canopy Smash - BBC Casualty

MTFX provided the pyrotechnics used to detonate the sugar glass in this scene from Casualty

Handheld Spark Generators - Sochi Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony

MTFX ingeniously designed and created the Handheld Spark Generator for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremony

The MTFX Test Field

What is the MTFX Test Field... well, it's a field. With some buildings. And we test stuff there. But it's also the place that the real ingenuity behind MTFX's special effects happens.

Casualty Building Site Scaffolding Collapse (Case Study)

MTFX were responsible for safely collapsing the scaffolding in this car crash stunt for BBC's 'Casualty'

MTFX 2013 Hightlights

This is a short compilation showcasing some of the effects MTFX performed in 2013