The special effect gun, Violette, is developed by Copenhagen Industries for use in the entertainment industry.
Often, moviemakers use real firearms, modified for shooting blanks, and this makes working with them a both risky and demanding task in regards to specialists and gun licenses. Violette, on the other hand, is not a weapon but a special effect, that simulates shooting with firearms in a realistic way. It increases both safety and usability on movie sets and theaters, while removing the need for gun licenses. Furthermore, it is an economically attractive alternative to already existing solutions.
The cooperation with Copenhagen Industries began in the beginning of 2018 with a sanity check, in which Move Innovation made an in-depth status analysis of the project. The purpose of this was to investigate the solutions in the existing prototype and to help Copenhagen Industries identify future focuses for maturing Violette as a product. Afterwards, the team at Move Innovation developed and honed the electronics and created a new edition.
When fired, Violette produces muzzle flash and shooting sounds as from real firearms. The prototypes are now being tested, to great success, by stuntmen all over the world.
Visit Copenhagen Industries' website to learn more about Violette.