I'm not sure how helpful this is but i just shoot the footage from different angles on a tripod, then edit the film and put the effects you want, (in this case the smoke) and render that out, then create a preset to load every few seconds that moves the footage around like someone is holding the camera. I record it in HD then i can do zooms in it and all that and after all the movement and zooms i export it in regular DVD, or 720 by 480 or whatever you prefer.
I did this when i had to film for my own fun music video, heres the link, (all but one shot done on a tripod). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFQTh52IsvM
A good example of this technique is the Battlestar Galactica preset supplied in the initial preset download of the composit/effectslab program.
Hope this helps, you see i am not good at explaining things:)