We've been making some cast hands, but can't let you know what for just yet. They're props. That's as much as we can say. Over the years we have cast a range of strange objects for various purposes, including Creme Eggs, lungs and bits of sheep. Our casting facilities are well equipped to handle intricate tolerance-specific components as much as they are body parts, and we can offer a range of materials depending on the purpose of the cast; from soft rubber stunt-safe props, to high-impact durable resins. Head to Our Work to find out more.
Amalgam takes on one University student placement each year, each placement is for 6-8 months. Students are invited to apply now for our next placement which will commence in September 2014. The closing date for applications will be Friday 28th February, with interviews taking place in early March. Amalgam also takes on 5 students per year from GCSE to University level for one week of work experience. All places have already been taken for 2014.
Our portable, engaging Energy Display Model made for the Centre for Sustainable Energy can be seen on the CSE website. This model was made to illustrate various methods for creating a more energy efficient home, featuring energy usage monitors, solar panels, roofing insulation and draft snakes. The model is also populated with other engaging features such as bedroom posters, furniture, houseplants and modern appliances. We built the display model to be portable; when stored, it fits snugly together as a single block, but can be unclipped and opens out to slot together into a cross-section model of a modern home. We had a great deal of fun adding all the miniature features to humanise the model and are very glad to see it still being used. Other models we have made for CSE include the Wall Insulation Models, of which we made many sets. Models along similar lines…
We have made a broad range of film props in the last few years, many of which were for the film adaptation of G. P. Taylor's Mariah Mundi novels. 'The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box' opens in cinemas this year, and a clip can be viewed here: http://vimeo.com/83023297. While we cannot yet show you what we have made for this production, we have made a range of weapons, sets and ephemera for the BBC fantasy drama 'Atlantis'. These included rubber stunt-safe swords, axes and daggers, huge setpieces of demon goddesses, crumbling seafloor ruins and vials, boxes, locks, and petrified stone rats. These projects drew on the talents of our sculptors and artworkers and made use of our comprehensive vacuum casting facility to create exquisite replicas of the original objects. Head to Our Work to find out more.