Engineering: Steam sound effects need a steam sound machine!


GFFO members started with a simple concept --
a quick but brilliant idea doodled at an effects strategy meeting


Live steam effects in 1920s films such as train and alarm whistles require a special machine to give it that authentic experience. So, Kaden Connelley, Josh Feil, and Arwin Caruso set out to design a device that will eventually look as cool as it sounds. With the help of Arwin's grandfather, retired mechanical engineer Ken Blanchard, the new steam machine will be a new valuable asset to our growing original effects gadgetry. 

With experienced artisans, like Mr. Blanchard, learning is accomplished --
Design drawings for the steam effects machine.

Designing clever effects instruments is part of our engineering education program at GAC. Look for these exciting machines in action at our movie concerts!