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I would like some smoke and fog stock footage.

Posted: Sat, 30th Jun 2007, 7:46pm

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RodyPolis

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I am making a movie, and I need to use smoke and fogs, but the one on alamdv don't really work that well. So if any of you give have ones, or any website I could find and get it for free, i would really appreciate it.
Posted: Sat, 30th Jun 2007, 7:50pm

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http://www.detonationfilms.com is probably the best known resource of free stock footage. However, for the majority of decent stock you'll need to purchase some.

In regard to fog and smoke, I can highly recommend sollthar's stock packs available through the No Control Cinema Website.

-Hybrid.
Posted: Tue, 24th Jul 2007, 2:00pm

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Bryan M Block

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See the tutorial I wrote for Sony Vegas forums several years ago- this technique is really easy and it can be done in ANY NLE if you have an image editing program like photoshop OR I can send you the two graphic elements needed.
In general it works for atmospheric stuff, but not for specific things.

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Posted: Mon, 30th Jul 2007, 7:40pm

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Bryan M Block wrote:

See the tutorial I wrote for Sony Vegas forums several years ago- this technique is really easy and it can be done in ANY NLE if you have an image editing program like photoshop OR I can send you the two graphic elements needed.
In general it works for atmospheric stuff, but not for specific things.

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You wrote that? Good tutorial. I followed that and made the BG. Looks very nice, but could you please explain how to make it last longer than a few seconds?

I'm using Vegas 7.
Posted: Sun, 12th Aug 2007, 3:34pm

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mercianfilm

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What are the smoke and fog for? Would it be easier to perhaps do it live action- maybe with dry ice or a fog machine? (That is if you haven't already sorted out the issue)
Posted: Sun, 12th Aug 2007, 6:08pm

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Scribble07 wrote:

What are the smoke and fog for? Would it be easier to perhaps do it live action- maybe with dry ice or a fog machine? (That is if you haven't already sorted out the issue)
You wouldn't want to use dry ice as a live replacement for smoke. The vapor effect is quite different as the "smoke" from the dry ice dissipates almost immediately. The fog machine would be a better alternative.
Posted: Mon, 10th Sep 2007, 1:55am

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Fyce

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Use a fog machine, but put a lot of ice in it, like this kid on IndyMogul.com

http://www.indymogul.com/weekend-extra/episode/IMWE_20070803

He shows how to make fog from a fog machine using ice and few cheap materials. It stays thick, low, and doesn't evaporate as quickly as normal fog machine fog.
Good luck!

-Fyce