Fire symbolises a process, like combustion in an engine or roasting in the preparation of coffee.
We have made flying sparks with a specific direction, rolling flames over a ceiling or placing them in a specific space. Controlling the amount of oxygen and the kind of fuel we burn affects the forms and colours of the flame.
Flames in a cylinder for Jaguar
The camera enters the tube.
Sparks for Leffe beer
While he was working on the Leffe beer commercial, Raf Wathion needed sparks in a circular environment. Which we provided. It was actually line producer Fred Vrancken who suggested this solution. We combined sparks and a rolling flame in a compact situation
Combustion in an engine
We made flames in an engine cylinder. In the set video we can see the Phantom camera from BFC in Brussels in front of the rig. The cylinder is an oversized model we made. We also made the over-sized model heating element seen in the first image.
Flames in a coffee roaster
These are rolling flames in a copper tube, made for Bram Coppens at Caviar, when he was shooting his Jacqmotte commercial. Because we were shooting in high-speed the actual flames could last less than a quarter of a second!