Fog machines are super useful and lots of fun to keep around the studio. They are perfect for creating smokey or foggy atmospheric photos just about anywhere. In the latest DIY hack from Ryan Connolly at FilmRiot, he shows you a quick little hack to get your everyday fog machine to produce epic, thick, low hanging fog. There are a lot of uses for this type of fog and Connolly shares several of them with you in the clip.
- Use the knife to carefully put an rectangular cutout in one side of the short sides of the cooler approximately 1-inch high by 8-inch long (adjust as the size of your cooler and desired amount of fog flow dictates).
- On the opposite short side of the cooler, carefully push one end of the PVC through to make a hole. Leave the pipe in the cooler and seal the opening with gaffers tape.
- Run the other end of the PVC to the front of your fog machine so the fog escaping the machine will flow into the cooler.
- Drop your block of dry ice in the cooler, gaffers tape the lid on and flip on your fog machine!
Connolly used a stryofoam cooler for cost effectiveness and ease of construction; however, if you want a heavy duty version, a similar contraption could be made using a real cooler and some power tools to help cut out the notches. Also, it should go without saying, but never touch dry ice with your bare hands–it will burn you!
Get a Sci-Fi Look with Dry Ice & Fog!
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