CMA Moldform Ltd are very proud to be able to reveal that they produced the clear, bubble-like helmets that were used in the filming of the latest blockbuster 'Prometheus', directed by Ridley Scott.
Over the years, CMA has produced numerous special effects for many films including Bond Movies and various TV and Theatre productions.
After some time in Research & Development to establish the correct resin for fully functional, crystal clear, optically clear helmets, CMA had to produce two types of helmet - some for long-term use and some that were capable of breaking during filming. The mould design and material employed was also of significant importance to the successful results. In addition, the specifications called for high strength, minimal section thickness, to be lightweight and most importantly - to have maximum optical clarity for close-up camera shots.
Peter Turnock, MD of CMA said: “some of these helmets had to be capable of breaking or being smashed without harming the actor, and still be of high optical quality. These were produced from a "Smash" resin that had to be kept at a constant temperature to achieve the "breakaway" effects! We produced over one hundred optically clear helmets that were worn throughout the production.”