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#1 Ben Saunders

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 02:52 PM

For an upcoming shoot I'm trying to get streaks of light coming through a keyhole. Does anybody have experience with something like this? I'm assuming that I'll need some fog or dry ice-any suggestions? We're shooting HD rather than film. Thanks!
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#2 Chris Keth

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 05:10 PM

Just a tiny bit of fog in the air will show up when you light it. Hard lights will give the best beams, especially when they are backed off from the keyhole a bit.
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#3 Walter Graff

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 06:22 PM

Fog in a can will do what you need. Or hit Walmart around now as they sell smokers for real cheap for Halloween. A little smoker will do you real well. Lensed or open face, move the fixture as far from the keyhole as possible.
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#4 Michael Collier

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 09:25 PM

Try a source four. Best to start with a super hard light first, then back it off.
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