On Mon, 15 Jan 2018 09:53:27 +0000 (GMT), charles wrote:
And the "smoke" is condensed steam, ie water and quickly makes the
floor wet and slippy.
A Dry Ice Machine is a basically a big tank of water and big heater,
you heat the water to quite hot (FSVO "quite hot"). There is a metal
basket above the water that you fill with dry ice and when you want
the floor hugging smoke you lower the basket into the hot water.
On Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:16:17 +0000, Dave Liquorice wrote:
That reminds me of a hilarious event when I worked for ATV in vision
control (aka 'racks') at Wood Green Empire, our TV theatre/studio. This
was pre-video tape days so everything was live. We did a play on
Wednesdays in the H M Tennant Globe Productions series - quite heavy stuff
for ITV, like Checkov (?) and Ibsen. I forget which play this was but in
one scene there was a couple seated at a table with a cup of tea between
them. The tea was supposed to be hot so the props guy put a little knob
of dry ice in it to make it steam. It was fine on rehearsal but on
transmission he put too big a knob and the 'tea' could be seen on shot
'boiling'. It was a serious play and the actors were busting a gut trying
not to laugh.
On Sun, 14 Jan 2018 19:46:54 GMT, DerbyBorn wrote:
By having diffused "smoke" in the air. There are various machines to
do this, for the effect you are describing you'd use a "hazer" this
just emits a gentle but steady stream of "smoke". Hidden round the
back of the set somewhere it'll build up a haze in a fairly large
enclosed space in about 1/2 an hour.
"smoke" this used to be vaporised mineral oil, ie squirt oil onto
something hot and blow the result out of the box. I think they now
use compressed air to atomise the oil. And there are water based
A point that seems to go past some of the airy fairy types who will
protest at, traffic fumes from vehicles delivering their food,
incinerators burning their rubbish and power stations making electric
to keep them warm.
But are quite happy to stink the house out with scented candles
containing oils to create the scent for an ambience to listen to
their whale sound CD while meditating on the Yoga mat.
Hmm.. most production machinery with pneumatic cylinders used drip feed
lubrication in my day. Not just getting up your nose but dripping down
your neck off the rafters.
Of course things may have moved on in 35 years:-)
Yes, but you aren't the public!
(I still remember the posters in the WD & HO Wills fitting shop from when
I worked there in vacations some 43 years ago, telling you not to put
oily rags in your pockets because of the danger of cancer of the
Today is Setting Orange, the 15th day of Chaos in the YOLD 3184
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.
My father died from gastric ulcers when I was three and a
About 10 years later I learn't, in a Geography lesson, that
gastric ulcers where a major cause of deaths in an area where
asbestos was mined.
My father's death certificate listed his occupation as:
Labourer (Asbestos Factory).
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