Controlling smoke always seems like a hard task to me. Between the wind, air temperate and evaporating nature of smoke it can get quite tricky. It also gets harder to control the bigger the setup is. And going outside does not make it any easier.
While we’ve featured some other ways to control smoke, like cooling it to make it heavy and stick to the ground or replacing it with flour altogether, there is always room for one more smoky trick.
The fine folks over at TSL have an interesting method to control smoke on location. They run it through a nylon tube and cut small slits where they want the smoke to go.
This method fondly dubbed smoke tube of death by TSL gives you several sources of smoke coming from only one machine and the ability to cover big areas.
Quite nifty. It looks like they are running a good few meters and need quite a bit of smoke. So they are filing it up with smoke coming off Rosco’s 1900 fog machine.
For the full rundown check out the (as clever as always) tube of death video below.
[Special Effects: Smoke Tube of Death – Photography & Video Tutorial | The Slanted Lens]
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