Monthly Archives: July 2012

Air Mortar pt2

This is a continuation of my post here I sealed the leak, started using a more compact bike pump, and triggering it via the electric valve for these tests;

Air mortar pt1

I need to create some explosions for my Drab Future project and won’t likely have access to pyrotechnics, so I’ve got to improvise. I’ve seen plenty of great tutorials online, so I’d like to see what I can come up with myself.

I shot this video while I was testing out ways to create more practical effects on set, this is just the first test with the air-mortar rig, which is a lot like a spud gun. I’ll be doing more tests very soon…

Below are more tutorials that are in line to what I’ll be trying…

Air canon/mortars (these are Not mine, just posting as reference/tutorials)