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Snow Machine

Discussion in 'Lighting and Electrics' started by disc2slick, Oct 21, 2007.

  1. disc2slick

    disc2slick Active Member

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    I posted about this over on LN but I thought I'd bring it up here as well. I'm about to start working on a show involving a Chauvet SM-150X snow machine, and I was wondering if anyone had tips on how to get the most out of it without it looking silly. I'm in a theater, and was planning on putting it on one of the galleries (SL or SR), but am concerned it would look funny with snow coming from only one side of the stage.

    Thanks,
    Dan
     
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    Ok well you dont want to angle it down, you want to shoot it straight. It will cover your whole stage.

    JH
     
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    ship Senior Team Emeritus Premium Member

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    Used to install them above the stage. Just necessary to put a cut away tub to catch the drips. Different brand of course but same type of thing in putting the bubbles where wanted. Not much throw thus the tub concept.
     
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    Also, be prepared for how LOUD they are.
     
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    I have one of these units, but seldom use it. It is definitely very loud.
    Also, it will absolutely leave a slippery soap film wherever it lands, so this must be taken into consideration when placing the unit.
    --John A
     
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    You'll also find some people find the snow (soap solution) to be a throat irritant. Makes me choke.
     
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