One of the “fun” applications we have at Nex Flow is when our products are used for special effects in movies and even in museums and theme parks.
For example, we have had our small air amplifiers used in a museum to simulate an air blast in a tour of some exhibit. Our Model AM75’s are used to simulate King Kong’s “breath” at Universal Studio’s. For many years the amplifiers have been used on such TV shows as the X-files (AM-125’s were used to create large air flow when the character Mulder was taken from an airplane by aliens).
In the remake of “The Day the earth Stood Still” with Keanu Reeves, a Nex Flow air knife was used to create wind blowing across a grassy field.
One interesting application was the use of a standard air knife to make a flame from a torch bend 90 degrees for a horror movie. This effect was touched up to make it look like a wall of flame.
Sometimes it’s not just for special effects…. We have had our air knives used in one of the James Bond movie’s to protect camera lenses while filming through a sand storm.
While the major markets are obviously factories and production equipment, it’s always exciting to see your products used in special effects and in movie production.
Contact myself or Nex Flow if you have an idea for a special effect!!!