Welcome to my tips and handy hints page. Here are some concepts and ideas that may be of use to you poor and struggling film makers. All the ideas here are of course theoretical in nature. Common sense and the legalities of the matters should always be observed.

I take no responsibility for any injuries or damage that may occur due to these next passages. These following passages should be viewed for entertainment value only. SFX should be left to the experts!

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Extended Tips and Technology

Tonfa Baton Tutorial - Learn an effective method of reaction training using the popular defensive tool - THE TONFA BATON. Your reactions will be honed in no time at all!

Sword Fighting Tutorial - Learn the moves that helped make Dark Prophecy, Two Knights Ago and the Highlander Advert good!No.1 on a google search for 'sword fighting tutorial'!

My View on Film Making (Handy Hints) - Grant tells all, about his film-making procedures With lots of little helpful hints!

Blood Effects Pages - Once again Grant delivers, and this time on the different styles of film and theatre blood makeup.  These ideas have been used in, well.....every film!!

View the Effects for:    Udds Armageddon    Dangerous Dan Jones    The I-Team Project FUBAR


Effects used in Udds Armageddon

Pistol Flamer

Flame Thrower Pyro in Grants Face!

Udd Tank Killer Bazooka Tank Firing a Shell

1. Turning an Excel into a Tank 2. Cutting Cardboard and Gearing Up 3. Soldiers Beside their Homemade Tank

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Technology used in Dangerous Dan Jones

Building of the Rope Bridge The Completed 20 metre Bridge Testing Filming on the Bridge (4 metre drop)

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Effects used in The I-Team: Project FUBAR

Squib effect on the Arm

Explosive Valley!!

Squib effect

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Effects from the Sick Individual team can also be seen in other Australian films.
Grant is ready to help other film-makers and has done so in the past. Such films include:

The Oregon Path - Aust. Vietnamese Youth Media 2003


Contact me for further details.
I am happy to answer any questions or discuss any ideas that you may have.
Drop me a line with "
Effects" as the subject at EFFECTS
or post your enquiries in the Forum - there is a section titled
Special Effects