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#1 Eugene Lehnert

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 11:02 AM

What kind of smoke machine do you use to get good volumetric lighting? I've been doing my own low-budget shoots using a cheap water-based smoke machine (something you would use at a halloween party) to create some atmosphere in a scene. The smoke does not hang in the air creating the shafts of light that I would like.

What type of smoke machine would do this?
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#2 Adam Frisch FSF

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 01:09 PM

A cracked oil machine or a hazemaker. They're readily available for rent at any lighting house.
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#3 Tony Brown

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 01:43 PM

Legalities vary from country to country on this.... many places will not allow cracked oil now as it leaves a residue.

Cant beat an Artem but dont burn the place down......
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#4 robert duke

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 10:01 AM

you want a hazer, not a fogger. you might be able to create it using a pro fogger on the lowest volume setting and letting it run continuously. but a Hazer is what you want. LeMaitre makes a great hazer as does Martin and MDG. your local Rocknroll lighting rental place should have one.
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