Services: Media

Services: Media

Motion Pictures
CDI has worked with Hollywood for thirty years to develop the proprietary Structural Effects technique which achieves the realism necessary to produce a "blockbuster" film. CDI started by offering films taken by CDI of the response of structures to the sequences and preparation formats introduced by CDI to produce in major motion pictures. CDI's work can be found in films such as Atlantic City, Telefon, Wolfen, Child's Play, City Killer, Lethal Weapon 3, Demolition Man, Mars Attacks!, Enemy of the State and, most recently, Batman: The Dark Knight.

Television Segments & Specials
CDI has been featured on numerous television shows, specials and documentaries over the last 58 years. You may have seen us on programs produced by the Discovery Channel, CNN, BBC, French National Television, National Geographic, Canadian Broadcasting, or Japanese National Television.  CDI has also participated in many American network television programs such as 20/20, 60 Minutes, Dateline, Good Morning America, The Today Show, and Saturday Night Live to name a few.  Click here to see CDI's latest media involvements.

Miller Beer, Time Life Books, Ozite Carpet

Location Search Services
CDI has the domestic and international contacts in the real estate, construction and demolition industries to help you find the perfect structure for your motion picture, short film or commercial. Whatever type of building, bridge, chimney or industrial structure your script calls for, we can help you find the perfect match. CDI can help negotiate the best terms for use of locations without compromising the flexibility that producers and directors need to mitigate on-location costs.

Music Videos
Counting Crows: "Catapult"
David Bowie/Queen: "Under Pressure"

Public Relations Events
CDI coordinates implosion operations with government municipalities and private sector owners who wish to make the most of public relations opportunities arising out of CDI’s dramatic implosion operations. A few of the events choreographed by CDI are Grand Opening of Treasure Island Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada; Independence Day Celebration in Skruknda, Lativa; New Year's Eve Celebration at the Holiday Inn in West Palm Beach, Florida; and the National Disarmament Celebration in Budapest, Hungary.

Stock Film, Video, and Photographs
CDI has an extensive library of 35 mm transparencies, film, Beta SP and digital video of its international demolition operations. Select from thousands of professional visual images to meet your entertainment or marketing needs.  To learn more about licensing CDI's imagery, send an email to:

CDI has been featured in many different articles in publications such as Civil Engineer, Construction Digest, Harper's, LIFE, Parade Magazine, Paris Match, Popular Mechanics, Reader's Digest, Smithsonian, The Wall Street Journal, and Scientific American and many, many others.  Copies of same may be available upon request.