The Model Unit was
founded following the closure of the BBC Visual Effects department
in 2003. Run by Visual Effects Designer Mike Tucker
we aim to provide high quality models and miniature effects for television and
film at competitive prices.
The bulk of the work handled by the unit has been on factual programming and documentaries, for
clients such as the BBC, Channel 4, National Geographic Channel, Pioneer Productions,
Lion Television, Discovery Channel and Dangerous Films. We were also
responsible for the acclaimed miniature effects featured in the 2005 revival of Doctor Who.
Offering a complete package - from design and storyboarding, through miniature construction and
rigging, to model filming and effects supervision - we are committed
to providing cost effective ways of providing exciting effects
sequences on screen.