Using dry ice in your photos and videos gives you a cool, dramatic effect. But it’s important to know what you’re doing to get the best results and also to avoid any incidents. In this video, Heather of Fellow Filmmaker tells you everything you need to know before using dry ice. She tells you how and where to get it, how to handle it; she shares some safety tips and techniques for shooting with dry ice.
Russian influencer Ekaterina Didenko recently threw a party that went incredibly wrong. During the party, her husband reportedly poured 55 lb of dry ice into a swimming pool for “visual effects.” This caused him and two other guests to die from carbon dioxide poisoning, and what started as celebration ended in a terrible disaster.
The photography of Mexico based Felix Hernández is nothing short of remarkable. Felix specialises in turning dreams into reality, at least, photographically, and he does it in some absolutely amazing ways. Utilising an array of techniques including miniatures, dry ice and even cigarette smoke, his work shows some elaborate thinking.
In this video, we get see some of that process, and a look behind the scenes on how the image “Inner Trip” was made. Felix describes this image as “a journey to my inner self”, bringing yet another dreamy vision to life. Utilising miniature models, long exposure photography and some light painting, he sure seems to have had been on a great ride.
As important as the shoot itself is, as well as post-production, an oft-overlooked aspect of shooting an image is the pre-production. Specifically, the process of creating the set upon which the model will be posing for the entirety of the shoot.
Today though, we get a behind-the-scenes look at what exactly it takes to set up a scene for one of the best in the business, Vogue.[Read More…]
We are big fans of Felix Alejandro Hernández Rodríguez and the way he uses creative ways to shoot scenes in camera. After shooting a world war II plane fight with power, he came back and shot a fantasy boat with some dry ice.
We approached Felix and again to gain some insights on his photos.
The following post about working with dry ice was made by Morgana Creely.
Working with dry ice can be a lot of fun and certainly adds a dramatic flair to your images. However there are a couple of things you need to keep in mind.
Dry Ice is extremely cold [-78.5°C/-109.3°F] and needs to be handled with care at all times. To avoid burns, keep it away from the skin at all times, and wear heavy gloves where possible.
It’s also important that when using dry ice you are in a well-ventilated area. Dry ice is a form of carbon dioxide and use in a poorly ventilated area will cause headaches and nausea.[Read More…]