Flash Film Works performed most of the visual effects work on the Andrew Davis directed film "Collateral Damage" starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. These included 3D animations of explosion debris, 3D animation of attack helicopters and the animation of a 3D Arnold for a sequence of him falling over a waterfall. In addition to the animation, we also performed numerous green screen composites and extensive rig & wire removal.

William Mesa on location in Mexico for "Collateral Damage"

We combined a plate of the actors ducking with a plate featuring the explosion and then composited in additional elements of explosions, debris and a falling pole to create the horrific spectacle of our hero's wife and child being killed.

For this shot, we composited a plate of the stunt people and motorcycle sliding across the floor with a secondary explosion plate. We then created an element to simulate the effect of the pipes on the walls catching on fire and burning.