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Special effects
Special Effects

In charge of any special effects on set such as explosions, fire, rain, atmosphere and smoke.

The Special Effects department is responsible for real-time practical effects on set, such as pyrotechics, explosions and atmospherics such as wind, snow and rain.



Entry Level


Entry Level & In-demand

What kind of jobs are available?



What people who work in this department usually bring to the work.


  • Mechanical skills (welding, wiring, machining).


  • Working experience in any one of the following mechanical backgrounds: welding, auto mechanics, machining, hydraulics, blasting, model making, plumbing, pneumatics and robotics.

Special Effects Coordinator

Special Effects Assistant

Special Effects Technician / Labourer

Special Effects

1st Assistant Special Effects

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