Creating a Breakaway Glass Freezer Door for a Horror Film


Filming the horror flick Laid To Rest on the grounds of a former asylum for the criminally insane presented a host of challenges for F/X artist Eric Porn.

Problem?  One shot required the film’s murderous maniac to smash his face through a freezer window pane in pursuit of his next victim.  Many panes were needed in a hurry.

Solution? Smooth-On’s SMASH!® Plastic breakaway glass.

SMASH!® Plastic allowed Eric and his crew to quickly recreate the breakaway panes needed to keep the night’s shooting schedule on time and on budget.

Materials Used in this Tutorial

Step 1: Preparing, Dispensing, Mixing and Pouring Mold Max 30