Auto Glass Installer Assists with Special Effects
in "The Kingdom"
When the makers of "The Kingdom" realized the movie would be filled
with different instances of broken glass, they called Auto Glass
Solutions in Mesa, Ariz., to the rescue. Installer David Olson was
on set for two weekends last summer assisting with filming of the
movie, which stars Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner and Jason Bateman
and was second at the box office last weekend.
"The special effects guys called us up looking for samples of some
different types of glass," says Olson in an exclusive interview
with glassBYTEs.comô/AGRR magazine.
"They asked if we'd done auto glass and we said 'yes,' and it
took off from there." Olson says the special effects coordinators
first tested glass supplied by Auto Glass Solutions to see how it
would break. When it came to filming, Olson was on set for replacement
work of a different sort.
"If the director didn't like the way a scene played out [in which
auto glass was broken], I'd replace it, and then they'd re-shoot,"
In addition, Olson and some of his co-workers provided the glasswork
for the set.
"We did four or five storefront entrances in that, along with doors
and different types of glass work," he says.
He also replaced windows as needed when they were shot out in one
of the scenes of the movie.
"There's a scene where someone drives through with a machine gun
shooting out windows, and all those windows needed to be replaced,"
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