LIQUIDS

VIZ have been making liquid special-effects for many years. We have made effects using water, beer, and coffee, as well as effects involving more viscous liquids like chocolate, milk, honey, strawberry sauce.

Liquids special effects often involve mobile plumbing, pumping, squirting, pouring, or spraying of liquids.

We have also been asked to make bubbles, swirls, vortices, foam effects and more….

CHANEL, moisturising and re-firming cream
Visualising physical processes at work in oil
Nescafé Gold, high-speed, macro process shots
Pouring, mixing, colliding, floating; the process in macro...
DOVE soap & cosmetics effects shot in Prague for Bandits, Paris.
Liquids & cheese shot in Milan at 360FX for Vallelata
Beer commercial made with Stef Viaene for Duvel…
Beer special-effects, flames and sparks...
Balm, Gel, Hairspray, and Strengthening Foam

Drops & ripples

Water drops hitting a rippled surface … this was prepared for the recent Jacqmotte coffee commercial. The ripples were set off by a separate actuator at a precise interval before electronically releasing the coffee drop …

Controlling individual water drops

Water drops electronically controlled for use in the recent MYKITA commercial which we shot with Stephan Wever at Parasol Island in Düsseldorf.

We control how many drops, how frequently they fall, with what kind of delay and in which position?

Liquids floating in space

Here we see leaves floating on water drops in mid air. This effect lasts just an instant and depends on use of the Phantom high-speed camera. The cherries float more on a film of water than drops…

Large bubbles and explosions in water

We can make enlarged bubbles, water jets and explosions in water or many other liquids. We have made explosions in beer for Duvel and for Leffe. You can see what this led to on the project pages.

Liquid films

Water will make a very thin continuous “film” under certain circumstances… We’ve made films using various viscosities of oil and even glucose, (although other physical-effectsstart taking over at these high viscosities.

In fact we’ve made a spiral of liqueur using a twisting film of transparent oil… We want to soon make a floating carpet of chocolate.

Controlling water jets

Water jets are the way to make many splashes. We electronically control direction and volume of the jets, which in turn controls the amount of effect that the camera will see and in which position in the camera move.