[TCML] Tesla coils in films, a little help wanted
tesla at tezla.com
Fri Aug 29 15:02:04 MDT 2008
I'm in the process of making a list of MOVIES where Tesla coils
appear either only the coil
itself, sparks from a coil or both. I would also like to know
responsible for the effects/coils.
At present I have the following movies on my list :
The Prestige: AFAIK the sparks are computer generated but I'm not 100% sure.
xXx: Sparks produced by kVA effects. I'm also not 100% sure about this.
Star Trek:The Movie: I have no information on who produced the sparks here.
The Entity: Sparks by Bill Wysock. No doubt about this information.
Terminator 2: Roumors say that Mark Barton has produced the effects
but in the end
titles a company called "The Artificial Lighting Company" appear and
next to it the name
Ed Angell. I can find no verification if Mark was involved in this so
I have to assume the
information in the film is correct.
Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix: Sparks are "sampled" from
coils by HVFX.
It says so on their site so I have to assume that information is correct.
A Tesla coil also appear in an episode of "I Am Weasel" but as this
is a cartoon, well....
Any other films you can think of?
All help is greatly appreciated. Please contact me off list as I
think this is on the fringe of
being a valid topic here.
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