Stunts & FX

When big action sequences and effects are needed for filming, the stunt department is called to duty. From explosions and gunfights, to high falls and other dangerous choreography, the stunts and effects department provides the appropriate rigging and personnel needed to complete each of the stunts or effects for the production.

Pyro Technician / Explosives

photo by: Steve Van Ness

Sometimes also known as the armorer, this person is primarily responsible for the handling, maintenance and care of all firearms, weapons and pyrotechnics that are used during filming. This includes all live-action explosives and and battle scene pyro effects. Pyro technicians are usually trained and certified to handle these dangerous props and explosives.

Special Effects Coordinator

photo by: Steve Van Ness

The special effects coordinator designs and supervises the various effects needed for filming through the use of mechanical and/or optical illusion techniques. The special effects coordinator provides the visual elements needed such as recreating weather elements or assisting with props that break, shatter, collapse, burn, smoke or explode. They also provide the special mechanical rigging that allows you to fly an actor.

Special Effects Technician

photo by: Brooke Johnson

A special effects technician works under the special effects coordinator and assists in physically creating the visual elements needed like weather elements, or assisting with props that break, shatter, collapse, burn, smoke or explode. They also help build the special mechanical rigging that allows you to fly an actor.

Stunt Coordinator

photo by: Eddie Portoghese

The stunt coordinator manages and coordinates all the dangerous action sequences in a movie that require a stuntman or stunt performer. The stunt coordinator always follows the appropriate safety regulations during filming to ensure the safety of every stunt performer. Types of stunts may include jumping, flipping, diving, free-falling, crashing cars, catching fire, underwater stunts and other dangerous action sequences where stunt doubles are needed.

Stunt Drivers

photo by: John Murphy

The FILM IN COLORADO production guide provides contact information for the top professional stunt drivers working in the Colorado film & television industry. Browse through our service directory below to locate the production resource you are searching for.

Stunt Performer

photo by: Eddie Portoghese

The FILM IN COLORADO production guide provides contact information for the top professional stunt performers working in the Colorado film & television industry. Browse through our service directory below to locate the production resource you are searching for.