Our team is headed by the boss of the company who talks to production and tells everybody where they need to be. We have someone in the office who is coordinating everyone, a supervisor on set with us and, depending how big the job is, there will be a technician on set with the supervisor, and a trainee as well. On the bigger days, we bring specific people in, for example, if we know we need a hydraulic rig to be built, we will have a specialist come in and help with that on the day. So, day-to-day, I work with different numbers of people. There are more guys than girls in the wider industry, but my company is bringing in more women. Our lead mould maker is Holly, and she is amazing!
My job involves a lot of pyrotechnics and special effects, including fake blood packs that explode when actors are ‘shot’ on camera. Some things we do could be quite dangerous if you didn’t know what you were doing, but we are trained in what we do.