Cool Trick for Gun Smoke
Posted: Mon, 2nd Aug 2004, 1:41am
Post 1 of 29
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
Posted: Mon, 2nd Aug 2004, 1:46am
Post 2 of 29
Darn thats cool
Posted: Mon, 2nd Aug 2004, 1:50am
Post 3 of 29
That is cool thanks for the tip.
Posted: Mon, 2nd Aug 2004, 1:51am
Post 4 of 29
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
Post 5 of 29
Too bad that the chalk dust doesn't fling out fast like it was really shot.
Posted: Mon, 2nd Aug 2004, 2:00am
Post 6 of 29
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...
Posted: Mon, 2nd Aug 2004, 9:22am
Post 7 of 29
awsome idea dude
Posted: Mon, 2nd Aug 2004, 5:13pm
Post 8 of 29
really cool, ev. *The 'rate up' genie will reward those who sing his song*
Posted: Mon, 2nd Aug 2004, 6:15pm
Post 9 of 29
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....
Posted: Mon, 2nd Aug 2004, 6:34pm
Post 10 of 29
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
Post 11 of 29
Cool. I'll try that too.
Posted: Mon, 2nd Aug 2004, 6:44pm
Post 12 of 29
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
Post 13 of 29
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
Post 14 of 29
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
Post 15 of 29
How would you make this work if more than one shot is fired in the same shot?
Posted: Wed, 4th Aug 2004, 2:01am
Post 16 of 29
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
Post 17 of 29
how bout talcum powder, does a gr8 job
Posted: Tue, 10th Aug 2004, 5:42pm
Post 18 of 29
aye do a vid with talcum powder for us! nice effect well done!
Posted: Tue, 10th Aug 2004, 10:52pm
Post 19 of 29
thanks. i have yet to use it in anything important.
Posted: Wed, 11th Aug 2004, 12:48am
Post 20 of 29
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
Post 21 of 29
Dude, thats swell, and great. And mostly awesome. +1 homes....
Posted: Wed, 11th Aug 2004, 2:23am
Post 22 of 29
sure, uhh homie g...?
Posted: Wed, 11th Aug 2004, 2:47am
Post 23 of 29
LOL, dude...I am soo white.
Posted: Wed, 11th Aug 2004, 9:17pm
Post 24 of 29
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
Posted: Wed, 11th Aug 2004, 9:29pm
Post 25 of 29
thanks... i seem to be accumulating more and more force... yes... yes.... MUAHAHAHAHAHHAA!
Posted: Thu, 12th Aug 2004, 1:06pm
Post 26 of 29
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.
Posted: Thu, 12th Aug 2004, 1:32pm
Post 27 of 29
Hey, is that movie still happening?
Posted: Thu, 12th Aug 2004, 1:33pm
Post 28 of 29
Which one? my movie? You talkin' to me?
Posted: Sat, 14th Aug 2004, 8:56am
Post 29 of 29
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