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#1 DaNiElE BeLArDo

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 05:06 AM

which type should i buy? (denser smoke for longer time)

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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 12:05 PM

By "for cinema" do you mean "for moviemaking in general" or "for shooting a scene in a movie theater"?

Most people would rent a hazemaker from a special effects house -- they come in different sizes, although for very large spaces you might need more than one.

You need to be filming in closed spaces that are draft-free -- smoke always moves towards an escape route.

For low-budget work, people use party foggers or a Rosco smoke machine. You have to fill-up the space with a big cloud of smoke and take the time to fan it around until it evens out.
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#3 Matthew Buick

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 05:40 PM

Would a lighter Promist help as well? :)
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#4 Patrick Lavalley

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 01:02 PM

For low-budget work, people use party foggers or a Rosco smoke machine. You have to fill-up the space with a big cloud of smoke and take the time to fan it around until it evens out.


I bought a couple ultra cheap party foggers at a party supply store right after Halloween. I think I paid a total of 30 bucks for two machines and a gallon of fog juice. They've been working great, and I have used them to fill some surprisingly large spaces.
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