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Discussion in 'Special Effects' started by domiii, Aug 4, 2007.

  1. domiii

    domiii Member

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    We are doing "Once Upon a Mattress" and there is a scene where the wizard is making up a 'sleeping potion'.

    I would like to have the cauldron bubble and smoke, but don't want to use dry ice.

    Any ideas?
     
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    ... dry ice and a bubble sound effect...?

    Actor who has nothing to do and a lot of hot air blowing into the end of a straw that feeds into the cauldron. smoke? have the actor be a chain smoker?
     
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    You should know this....

    http://www.mainlandmart.com/fruits.html
     
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    WOW!

    Looks just like what I want and inexpensive enough for my budget. With a wireless controller!!

    After I get one I'll report back on how well it works.
     
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    They work freakishly well. If you want to play with one, spencers (store in most malls) sells them. They are not as big there, but these things do actually work. Also, you can buy just the thing that makes the smoke on that site. You can also get bigger ones.
     
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    Yes, its been a long week and i needed to just not be serious for a while.
     
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    gafftaper Senior Team Senior Team Fight Leukemia

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    I got one of those at the county fair last year. It's a sweet little device. My only concern would be that the audience wouldn't see it if they are any distance away. That's the good part of Dry Ice.. it's very visble. When I did Once Upon a Mattress I had a plastic cauldren from the Halloween store, a metal pan inside with the Dry Ice and just before the curtain went up a Techie poured some hot water in the pan. Beautiful and it'll read well from 100 feet away.
     
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    Those mist fountains are pretty cool, had one in my apartment for a while as decoration. They are just ultrasonic humidifiers. The trick with that is you need to have power on stage for it. Dry ice you can chuck in a cauldron and carry around, it doesn't need to be plugged in. Any particular reason you don't want to use dry ice? It is so simple and effective.
     
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    Expense, we have 13 shows over 4 weekends.

    Storage, we have to order dry ice on Friday and it has to last until Sunday. We have never had any luck with storing it. If we were lucky it would last until Sunday's show.
     
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    Is there no place to buy it locally? A bunch of grocery stores sell it.
     
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    Some wally worlds sell it, but they are starting to less and less. Dry ice is getting harder and harder to get, especially if you are away from a city center.
     
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    gafftaper Senior Team Senior Team Fight Leukemia

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    Check with your grocery store or butcher. You've got to be in a pretty small town to not be able to find dry ice on Saturday.
     
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    The Gargoyle, I so want that in my living room. It would so convince my kids that I've finally gone mad and my grandkids would love it.

    (sigh) I'm several thousand KILOMETRES away. It will never happen.
     
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    Isn't that like 12 feet?........ :)
     
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    avkid Not a New User Fight Leukemia

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    As mentioned before:
    http://www.dryicedirectory.com/usa.htm
     
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    I like those nebulizer things. Dry Ice fog will hang longer and fall further, but I think the effect of a low hanging fog around the top of the cauldron should be quite nice.
    It would be interesting to see what the inside of one of those units is like. I'd like to take one apart and see if it can be battery operated.


    < Yeah that's why my folks never bought me new toys:cry:>
     
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    Most run on a DC power supply, so probably. Basicly they are tiny speakers with a fairly large diaphram that produces ultrasonic waves that mist the water.
     
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    Hmmmmm...... The possibilities seem fascinating.
     
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    :) :) >:> :)
     
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    Ordered one of the mister things today. Of course got the one with the remote. When it gets here, use it in the show and play with it I will report back.

    Wish me luck we open on Sept. 7
     

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