|Academy Award winner George Gibbs has
supervised the special effects for more than 40 films since 1980, creating some of the
most spectacular effects in the making of motion pictures.
Blowing off the wing of an actual US C123 transporter plane as it was landing, for the film Air America. (above image)
A mine-car chase built full size at Elstree Studios. This sequence was made together with models produced by Industrial Light and Magic.
A ship's propeller, specially built by engineers, which chopped up the speed boat actually driven by Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. The propeller weighed over 8 tons and was driven by hydraulic motors.
The World War One army tank built for Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (constructed from steel plate weighing 25 tons, to look authentic for the film).
An oversize road roller built from steel, to squash Kevin Kline into fresh concrete for the film A Fish Called Wanda. The stunt was performed by stuntman Chris Webb, and was shot on location at London Heathrow Airport.
Building a rope bridge across a ravine 440 feet wide and 100 feet deep, for the film Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, to be cut in half by Indy.