Steam SFX.

Steam Special Effects.

Welcome to steam special effects, a microsite about steam effects for film and tv. For cups of coffee or steam locomotives, we create realistic steam vapour effects with a mixture of safe steam systems. You know creating steam effects with a traditional boiler has many safety issues, including hot hoses and er, jets of scolding steam, right?

Traditional boilers are useful if you require a large volume of liquid such as a pool or a tank to be heated, but if there is action close by or actors are physically involved we (cough, proud chestpuff) use our own adapted cold water MEE steam system. MEE uses filtered water pressurised to 1000psi to create steam special effects, which we sometimes combine with liquid CO2 or a quick dispersal smoke fluid. We used MEE extensively in the mine scenes in Peter Weir's 'The Way Back', and it gave fabulous results.

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  • 2000
    Sexy Beast
    Jonathan Glazer
  • 2004
    Seed of Chucky
    Don Mancini
  • 2005
    The Hitchhiker's guide to the Galaxy
    Garth Jennings
  • 2006
    Scott Z Burns
  • 2006
    BBC Krakatoa
    Sam Miller
  • 2007
    The Hills have Eyes
    Martin Weisz
  • 2007
    The Man from London
    Béla Tarr
  • 2007
    Arn - The Knight Templar
    Peter Flinth
  • 2008
    Alex Aja
  • 2009/10
    The Way Back
    Peter Weir
  • 2012
    Ralph Fiennes
  • 2012
    The Invisible Woman
    Ralph Fiennes
  • 2013
    The Imitation Game
    Morten Tyldum
  • 2014
    The November Man
    Roger Donaldson
  • 2015
    A Bigger Splash
    Luca Guadagnino
  • 2016
    Young Men
    Michael Nunn
  • 2017
    Michael Noer
  • 2019
    The Eight Hundred
    Hu Guan