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Cool Trick for Gun Smoke

Posted: Mon, 2nd Aug 2004, 1:41am

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Evman

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Rating: +9

I found a cool way to make smoke effects for a gun shot if you have an airsoft gun and some chalk.

Simply stick the chalk in the end of the barrel and twirl it around a bit. then take the chalk out, cock the gun, and fire. It looks really awesome. Then just add the muzzle flash in post.

here is an example:

http://www.de-evolutionstudios.com/films/gun%20shot%202.mov

good luck!
Posted: Mon, 2nd Aug 2004, 1:46am

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Darn thats cool
Posted: Mon, 2nd Aug 2004, 1:50am

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That is cool thanks for the tip.
Posted: Mon, 2nd Aug 2004, 1:51am

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Awesome man. I'm gonna try that right now. I owuld give you a +1 if I could.
Posted: Mon, 2nd Aug 2004, 1:52am

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Thats cool

Too bad that the chalk dust doesn't fling out fast like it was really shot.

Andrew biggrin
Posted: Mon, 2nd Aug 2004, 2:00am

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yeah, we were just fooling around on the set today with the gun and some chalk for the slate, and voila!

P.S. Feel free to give me force... hugegrin
Posted: Mon, 2nd Aug 2004, 9:22am

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awsome idea dude smile
Posted: Mon, 2nd Aug 2004, 5:13pm

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really cool, ev. *The 'rate up' genie will reward those who sing his song*
Posted: Mon, 2nd Aug 2004, 6:15pm

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I cant believe that i am the only one who ever thought of this... well im glad you all like it. And i expect to see this trick and a credit in my name in all of your movies.... wink
Posted: Mon, 2nd Aug 2004, 6:34pm

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This trick has been mentioned before, but instead of chalk, people use flower...I've tried the flower trick and it works good. I do believe I saw it on these forums, but not sure.
Posted: Mon, 2nd Aug 2004, 6:39pm

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ben3308

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Cool. I'll try that too.
Posted: Mon, 2nd Aug 2004, 6:44pm

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I've allways used flour.

With one gun, we were worried the flower would damage the gun so we wrapped some selatape coated in flower just inside the barrel and the force caused the flower to fly off.
Posted: Mon, 2nd Aug 2004, 9:13pm

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cool. never thought of flower. does it look better than chalk? Well chalk is easier to "load" and it is cheaper and less of a waste...
Posted: Tue, 3rd Aug 2004, 10:49pm

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The chalk is a great idea. It looks terrific. I do think flour would be significantly more messy, so I would definitely go with the chalk. I too am surprised nobody else thought of this. Great idea!
Posted: Tue, 3rd Aug 2004, 11:38pm

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Slick

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How would you make this work if more than one shot is fired in the same shot?
Posted: Wed, 4th Aug 2004, 2:01am

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Evman

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if you put enough in, it would work for about 3 times... after that, you would have to cut. But its better than nothing.
Posted: Sat, 7th Aug 2004, 5:16am

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billy3d

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how bout talcum powder, does a gr8 job
Posted: Tue, 10th Aug 2004, 5:42pm

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aye do a vid with talcum powder for us! nice effect well done!
Posted: Tue, 10th Aug 2004, 10:52pm

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Evman

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thanks. i have yet to use it in anything important.
Posted: Wed, 11th Aug 2004, 12:48am

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Ha! Thats great, lol. I have always used flower in the past too, although the chaulk thing is alot cleaner to carry around and easier to handle on set. Consider this idea stolen, thanks!
Posted: Wed, 11th Aug 2004, 2:14am

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Dude, thats swell, and great. And mostly awesome. +1 homes....
Posted: Wed, 11th Aug 2004, 2:23am

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sure, uhh homie g...?
Posted: Wed, 11th Aug 2004, 2:47am

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LOL, dude...I am soo white.
Posted: Wed, 11th Aug 2004, 9:17pm

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Very Useful! I will have to use this for my movie. If I had force, I would definitely give some to you. Perhaps in the near future when I do, I shall wink
Posted: Wed, 11th Aug 2004, 9:29pm

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thanks... i seem to be accumulating more and more force... yes... yes.... MUAHAHAHAHAHHAA!
Posted: Thu, 12th Aug 2004, 1:06pm

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Yeah sorry dude, but we've been doing that one for years, we used flour and dust to do it, (we spent an entire week filming this gunfight in a room filled with so much dust it was unreal.)

I was waiting to go out the other week and I picked up a clump of kitchen paper, so naturally I set fire to it, I blew out the flames but loads of really cool looking swirly smoke kept on coming out of it for ages and ages. Naturally I did it again but this time I stuffed the tissue down the barrel of my replica M16. The smokes a bit excessive but you could just use less, or wait till it's almost out or just go for the over the top look (a favourite of mine). It could also be useful to leave around a location to build up some cool atmosphere as the vast swirls of smoke (smoke bizarrely enough, without fire) could look like the aftermath of a fire or dodgy mist (for you LotR fiends out there) western style clouds of dust floating around or during or after a gunfight to represnt... well general destruction. Maybe some of you may find this helpful. It was a big clump of really quite thick and lumpy kitchen roll. I expect to see a cool martial arts fight on a roof or in the woods with loads of smoke around them come along soon. smile
Posted: Thu, 12th Aug 2004, 1:32pm

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Hey, is that movie still happening?
Posted: Thu, 12th Aug 2004, 1:33pm

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Two Gunned Saint

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Which one? my movie? You talkin' to me?
Posted: Sat, 14th Aug 2004, 8:56am

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im not too sure that this will work for all guns... but i made a replica bazooka type potatoe gun.. well when you put water in above the ammunition to be shot it has a very cool effect