Meet the Bus!

Check out this video for your new best friend, the Backseat Bus. It’s the Swiss Army Bus of a film set with everything that a shoot needs – it’s a mobile production office that can house multiple departments at the same time – wardrobe, hair, makeup, craft service and more! Continue reading “Meet the Bus!”

Rain Towers and Environmental Practical FX

Producers tend to shy away from shooting scenes in the rain, sleet or snow due to the additional costs and staffing needed to create environmental FX artificially. However, trying to add them in Post-production can cost twice as much and will never look as good as the real thing. Continue reading “Rain Towers and Environmental Practical FX”

Custom FX Knife and Weapon Fabrication

If you are shooting any kind of project which requires a knife or weapon being used in any type of stunt capacity, you always want to have an actor safe FX version that will not harm them in anyway. Backseat’s Doug Sakmann specializes in being able to duplicate (or create from scratch) any kind of weapon you can imagine. The weapons can also be cast in any type of durable material (foam, urethane, soft or rigid plastic and more). This enables film crews to have multiple versions that are camera and actor safe but also look and feel the same as a real weapon on camera, as well as FX versions that can be retractable, incorporate spraying blood FX and more. Continue reading “Custom FX Knife and Weapon Fabrication”