So I'm looking into buying a couple cheap, high-output fog machines to simulate some pyro flame effects. I'm looking to replicate this:
Via some quick dissipating fog and a couple of fire-colored lights on the floor. NOTE: I realize the shape of the fog won't follow the vertical nature of the picture. That's not important to me; I'm just trying to give an idea of which pyro effect I'm looking for.
So I was wondering if you guys had any suggestions about which company to go for? I won't be using these all that much in every day use, so DMX capability isn't that important.
I know that companies have come out with fog machines which have vertically-angled outputs, but that seems like kind of pointless to me--why can't you just put some PVC in front of the output and get the same effect, and then you aren't stuck with an awkward fogger for most uses?
These things hopefully won't be taking much wear and tear. I'm looking to get two, though if need be I'll get one and use a PVC Y-tube to split the output. There's a good chance I'm going to do what someone (sorry! I forget who) suggested earlier on these boards, using computer fans to quicken the output of the fog in the PVC, adding to the "pyro" quality of the stream.
Right now I'm looking at these:
Chauvet Hurricane 1050
Great looking output, price is good (I'm trying for under $100), option of wireless controller or even DMX converter interface. I have no experience whatsoever with Chauvet products besides their mini-bubble machine, however. Any advice on the quality?
American DJ Fog Storm 700
Okay so we all know ADJ is cheap for a reason. I haven't used any ADJ foggers though, is there quality pretty terrible, or is it bearable? But the price is good, the output is good, and it has the option of a wireless remote.
Jem/Martin and LeMaitre seem too pricey for what I'm looking for. But any suggestions? Thanksus!