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#1 Kamaljeet Negi

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 03:16 PM

Hi,
Am shooting a sequence on a boat in a lake and wonder if anyone has tried to create morning mist or smokey one.

I wonder if Dry ice is the answer.

Any ideas or experiences ?

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#2 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 04:26 PM

You can get very large versions of the ultrasonic humidifiers; the fountains at the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas create enormous volumes of mist very quickly in (what I presume is) this way and, since it's just water, it's safe, white, and drifts realistically.

I'm not sure if this sort of thing could be made portable, or what sort of effect it would have on lake wildlife... sticking your finger in an ultrasonic cleaning bath hurts like crazy, so I suspect you couldn't do it in a wild lake.

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#3 Luke Prendergast

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 06:09 PM

Liquid Nitrogen - fast, safe (as long as you're sensible), easy, environmentally friendly. Check YouTube.

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#4 James Steven Beverly

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 12:20 AM

That looks a little more like horror movie fog than misty morning fog. :D I personally would try using a plain old high volume fog machine just outta frame and let the morning breeze waft the fog across the frame. If you have a wide shot of the lake, maybe a pair at different distances from the camera, one fairly close to the lens and one a ways away to give your fog depth. You could also try a fog filter. I saw a shot of a dock with a small building next to a lake on David Mulllen's filter site that was recently listed in another thread and it didn't look half bad. B)

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#5 Nathan Martin

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 03:05 AM

depending on the size of the area you can just dump dry ice into a few shallow containers of water with fans behind them to blow it into place
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#6 Kamaljeet Negi

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 01:01 PM

Hello,

Thanks for your suggestions. I think Liquid nitrogen was a good idea but the location offered me a lovely hillock behind it, full of greenery. So I went with the regular smoke and it looked beautiful.

Thanks for your time.
Cheers!
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