Posted 02 April 2007 - 06:39 PM
Posted 02 April 2007 - 06:46 PM
Normally I use a cracked oil machine (also called a hazemaker in some places) here in England. It lets out a fine mist of smoke that spreads evenly and can be left on for some time. In the US they simply call all machines that emit smoke, smoke machines - they make no distinction between the two. But try to avoid the normal puff-puff, disco type smokers - they need excessive wafting to get the smoke even and smell foul.
Posted 02 April 2007 - 07:11 PM
Posted 02 April 2007 - 07:35 PM
In the US they simply call all machines that emit smoke, smoke machines - they make no distinction between the two.
That's not true, at least in my experience. There are "foggers" and there are "hazers." At some point someone gets specific about what machine/effect is needed. The DF-50 is a common hazer, and is often specified. A "Mole fogger" or "party fogger" is more the puff-puff kind. Cough cough.
One trick I try to use with hazers is to go for as little effect as possible. I find that when it's extremely light it's easier to judge consistency, and mask continuity errors.
Posted 06 April 2007 - 03:47 PM