Mechanical Design Engineer

I am skilled in engineering, technical drawing and making within the film and manufacturing industries.  I have a good working and practical knowledge of mechanics, materials and statics and am proficient in the workshop.  I am also well accustomed to the tight schedules and demands of the entertainment industries.

My skills include Machine Design, Structural Mechanics, CAD and Manual Fabrication; amongst others - please visit my LinkedIn profile for more information.

I am an Incorporated Engineer with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Occasionally I also work as an acoustical consultant, for loudspeaker measurements.

Thomas Gude BSc(Hons) IEng MIMechE 

Film, TV & Theatre - SFX Design

  • The Little Mermaid
  • Fast & Furious 9
  • Dune
  • Chernobyl
  • Black Mirror Series 4
  • Ramez Underground
  • Paddington 2
  • Hurricane Heist
  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
  • Professor Branestawm Returns

  • Various TV Commercials

Engineering Design

  • CAD - SolidWorks Premium and Draftsight
  • 3D Models
  • Engineering Drawings
  • FEA - SolidWorks and ANSYS
  • Motion Simulation
  • Structural and Mechanic Calculations

Offshore Engineering - SLPE

  • Project Management
  • Structural Design and Assessment
  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
  • Fatigue Assessment
  • Vortex Induced Vibration

Bespoke Rigging

  • SFX Rigs
  • Loudspeaker Rigging Systems


  • SFX Rigs and Motion Bases
  • NFPC Hydraulics Stage 1


  • Advanced 2 axis turntable with 0.5° precision and 1.5t capacity

  • Sochi Winter Olypics "Mega Horn"

  • Other SFX Rigs

Museum Installations

  • Fram Museum - A rotating windmill & periscope for Roald Admunsen's arctic explorer
  • Enterspace VR - Interactive mechanisms for VR experience
  • Jaguar Nano - e - Air conditioning smoke evactuation demo


  • Welding and Fabrication
  • Turning
  • Milling
  • Design

Redbull Soapbox Race 2015 & 2017

My team's entry into the Redbull Soapbox Derby 2015 & 2017.

A great success? Or an epic  failure? Click here!