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We had to find an easy to use, dependable, cost efficient and (above all) safe alternative to the explosive squib systems typically used in mega budget productions. Working with Tolin FX gave us that solution. This is the first time I have worked on set with a non-detonation squib system, and I must say that I will now have a hard time looking backwards.
ED BARNES- Writer/Director of Blackwell
We used it for the first time last night in a beer store shoot out.... The gunshot fn killed!!!
BILLY PON- Director of Circus of the Dead
These rigs work the same way every time without fail. It's nice to know you don't have to worry about whether or not the effect will work or not.
JEFF WALTROWSKI- Producer & Director of It Came from Yesterday
The bullet hits rigs by Steve Tolin are an example of years of dedicated craftsmanship by a special effects master. These rigs are consistent, effective and versatile. Steve Tolin's bullet hit rigs add huge value to our on set capabilities and what we can offer our clients.
MIDIAN CROSBY- Monster Makeup FX
At Squib FX we create air powered non-explosive bullet hit rigs which are used to create the illusion of someone or something being shot.
We also build other blood effects rigs used to spray and splat too! And we're coming up with new rigs all the time.
Our safety squib rigs:
No one should be strapping explosives onto performers to create the illusion of a bullet hit. It's dangerous and a huge liability.
Use non-explosive bullet hits instead! They use air instead of explosives so they are a safe alternative to explosive squibs!
Using explosives is very expensive and creates huge production headaches. You'll need special permits. You'll face insurance hurdles. Oh yeah- and you'll need to hire federally and state licensed pyrotechnicians.
Use non-explosive bullet hits instead! They use air instead of explosives so they make shooting your bullet hit effects easy, reliable and headache free.
At Squib FX we create the world's best air powered or pneumatic non-explosive bullet hit effects. Our safety squib rigs are super safe, very easy to use, & intuitive to learn. And because they are non-explosive, they require no licenses or special permits to operate.
We also create other crazy blood delivery systems to create huge blasts of blood or sustained sprays of blood.
We are the result of nearly two decades of designing and building bullet hits, thousands of hours of research & development and rigorous testing...
Because our rigs use air instead of explosives, they are a safe alternative to traditional squibs. Our rigs come in a variety of styles, are very easy to use, and create consistently beautiful and effective bullet hit and blood effects every time.
These rigs make otherwise complicated and expensive fx shots quick and easy. They reset quickly for retakes and can save tons of time on set and during rehearsal.
Learn more about how these rigs work and the various styles that we build on the RIGS page.