special effects

  1. D Martin

    Rain behind window

    Hi, so I've been asked to create a rain effect behind a window. I've seen it done with a monitor behind the window, so I was planning on that. I've been looking around for a stock video to play, but I can't find anything convincing. Does anyone have any recommendations on where to find better...
  2. S

    New Marketing Lead at CITC FX

    Hello, My name is Stephanie Long and I'm the new marketing lead at CITC FX - a special effects company, and to get to know the industry better, I was wondering if anyone would be open to talking with me? If you're in Washington State, I'd be happy to meet in person to talk. Thank yoU! Stephanie
  3. Techie93

    Fog Machine Fluid

    i have an old moonlight super fogger machine. I can’t find what type of fluid it needs. My question is. If I can’t find it. What can I use as a substitute ?
  4. beescores

    Practical Stove

    Hey, all. I'm trying to make a single burner on an old gas stove work for a current show. So far I hid a single burner camp stove inside the range top, and I've gotten it connected to a propane tank hidden in the oven (the stove is on the SL side of a 3/4 thrust so there's no wall to hide the...
  5. M

    Design Issues and Solutions Dance Show Ideas?

    Hi, I have a big dance show I'm running tech for coming up. Every year we have the usual moving head beam and spot lights along with smoke effects. However, I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for some extra things we could add in this year to make it more exciting, whether it be...
  6. E

    Make a burning smell for show?

    My HS theatre is currently preparing for a production of “The Science of Murder”. In the script it mentions the smell of burning flesh. I wanted to create a smell that would give this impression to the audience. Without actually smelling terrible of course. I also don’t want this scent to...
  7. P

    Cryo jets trouble shooting

    Ran a gig last night with some cryo jets. They tested just fine and we shut off the tank to preserve fluid. Came time for the show and they made a lot of noise, and no plume. Went to fire the second cue, and same thing. All the noise, none of the effect. After the house cleared we fired them...
  8. W

    Radiance Hazer Problems

    Hey Guys, I've currently got an odd problem with a Radiance Hazer. It heats up and functions perfectly fine but after a period of time the green led starts flickering as if it is trying to re-heat again except that the pattern is off (The blinking seems more sporadic and weaker). When it does...
  9. I

    Job Announcment Pyro & Special Effects Technician

    Pyro & SPFX Technician- PROFESSIONAL FIREWORKS & SPECIAL EFFECTS COMPANY Illumination Fireworks, LLC is hiring a Pyro & SPFX Technician in Dallas, TX. Illumination Fireworks produces large-scale professional fireworks displays, indoor and outdoor pyrotechnics, lasers, cryo jets, fog, flames...
  10. M

    Fake Snow Options

    Hello, I am looking for good fake snow options. I have looked at the options on amazon and don't k now what would be a good option for stage use. The director wants it to fall from the grid with larger flakes if possible and for it to live on stage the rest of the show. Open to...
  11. A

    Water dump help??

    I'm staging a show where water falls from above drenching one of the actors. We have no fly space and cannot attach anything directly to the ceiling. I'm trying to come up with something that we can mount to the lighting electric that can be triggered from offstage. We're ultra low budget. I'd...
  12. tdtastic

    Quiet Fogger???

    Has anyone played with the new Rosco Vapour line? The Vapour Plus is cute and reasonably priced, but is it loud? Loving all the manufacturer videos online, but none ever have the sense to cut out the background music -- I want to HEAR the damn thing before I buy it. Also looking at...
  13. S

    3D Visualizer (Capture, Wysiwyg, LD Assistant)

    I am looking to use a different visualizer. I used to use Martin Show Designer but I can't stand it anymore. I have been looking a Wysiwig ,LD Assistant, and Capture mainly because of their capabilities to do the special effects. I work heavily with special effects on top of my lighting so that...
  14. A

    'Eclipse' effect

    Hey all, Looking for some advice about a specific effect. LDing an opera and the director asked for a 'lunar eclipse' effect and I'm trying to think how to do this technically. The plan is to have a glass moon gobo on the cyc. Having multiples isn't an option budget wise, so can anyone think...
  15. T

    Renting Scenery and Props

    I have always struck a set back to stock units at the end of a run, however this year I did Mary Poppins, which has been wildly popular in the area. I have been contacted by a few groups about renting our chimneys and our breaking and self repairing tables. I have no idea how to price...
  16. T

    Jekyll and Hyde Special Effects

    Hello we are putting on a high school production of Jekyll and Hyde, and were trying to figure out how to do the special effects such as lighting the bishop on fire, low lying fog, chemicals in the lab, and any other stage magic we need to pull off thanks ! If you need videos of Broadway I can...