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#1 Rupe Whiteman

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 07:08 AM

Hi,

... Interested to hear what different types of smoke products people use on set, what fx these different types of smoke have and any related safety/health issues too? Which ones can be diluted best for control and which last longer before dissipation.

...Do you use them more for bringing up the overall ambient fill, diffusion or for light-beam fx etc etc? Are there any smoke products that can have colour actually added to them for colouring fx too?

Thanks,

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#2 Michael Nash

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 06:04 PM

This has been discussed at length here before, so check the archives for more info.

The DF-50 hazer produces a good atmosphere with even dispersion for effects such as smoky bar interiors, swamp-like humidity, or when used lightly can be just enough to catch that shaft of sunlight coming through the window (without looking to foggy otherwise).

"Party foggers" can create more dense, billowy white smoke that can appear concentrated. In a pinch it can be used to fog up an interior, but it takes some effort to get it to distribute evenly and it doesn't stick around long.

Effects guys have a variety of tricks for smoke, depending on the desired effect and conditions. "Bee smokers" are cheap and don't require power, so they can be placed around the set (like simulating a smoldering wreckage or war zone, for example).
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#3 Rupe Whiteman

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 04:41 AM

This has been discussed at length here before, so check the archives for more info.

The DF-50 hazer produces a good atmosphere with even dispersion for effects such as smoky bar interiors, swamp-like humidity, or when used lightly can be just enough to catch that shaft of sunlight coming through the window (without looking to foggy otherwise).

"Party foggers" can create more dense, billowy white smoke that can appear concentrated. In a pinch it can be used to fog up an interior, but it takes some effort to get it to distribute evenly and it doesn't stick around long.

Effects guys have a variety of tricks for smoke, depending on the desired effect and conditions. "Bee smokers" are cheap and don't require power, so they can be placed around the set (like simulating a smoldering wreckage or war zone, for example).


thanks!...
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#4 Adam Frisch FSF

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 06:10 AM

For exteriors there's a new set of tools. Steamers are often used for NY-type vents and similar effect (smoke doesn't look right there). There's also professional thermal fog generators that can be used on exteriors that spit out some serious, heavy smoke (see image below for an Igeba fogger).
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#5 Rupe Whiteman

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Posted 06 April 2006 - 05:22 AM

For exteriors there's a new set of tools. Steamers are often used for NY-type vents and similar effect (smoke doesn't look right there). There's also professional thermal fog generators that can be used on exteriors that spit out some serious, heavy smoke (see image below for an Igeba fogger).
tf35_475pix.jpg


thanks... looks like something out of a movie...!

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#6 Michael Nash

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 01:03 AM

thanks... looks like something out of a movie...!

Isn't that an Unlicensed Nuclear Accelerator? ;-)
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